The well-established UK-based Barton Fabrications is at the forefront of technology, and are leading the market, with the manufacturing of high-quality stainless steel, aluminum silos, and pressure vessels for contamination-free bulk storage.
According to a company spokesperson at Barton Fabrications, “Since the start of the company in 1981, Barton Fabrications has been the forerunner regarding design, manufacturing, refurbishing, maintenance, and installation of silos, providing solutions for industrial bulk storage. Silos are mainly manufactured from aluminum and stainless steel. High-pressure vessels are also manufactured for diverse industries globally. We have managed more than 1 000 global installations successfully. Our extensive service also includes transporting these storage vessels. Silos installed by previous service providers, will be moved by Barton, should they obstruct a new installation. A bespoke service is offered to industries with unique requirements and specifications.”
Silos are manufactured according to the client’s specifications, for the local and global market. The UK-manufactured silos of the highest quality are exported to Saudi Arabia, Korea, Thailand, Spain, Sweden, France, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Different materials are used during the manufacturing process, including concrete, coated steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and plastic (GRP), depending on the use for storage purposes. Stainless steel and aluminum are the material of choice for the Plastic, food, and pharmaceutical industry normally request stainless steel and aluminum as preferred materials.
The highly technical storage vessels, silos, and pressure vessels are manufactured for use in divergent industries. This includes food manufacturers, plastic recycling, packaging and film industry, pharmaceutical and medical services, and chemical and general industry.
Due to stringent legislation regarding the explosive nature of storage content, Barton fabrication is well known for the intensive research when a new contract is awarded, regarding the location and what the storage would entail. By implementing rigorous controls, as well as being ATEX compliant (European directives for controlling explosive atmospheres), the risk of disasters can be averted. The silos are designed so that they do not destruct in the event of explosions.
Tests are run on silos to determine their reaction to explosions. The volatility of the stored content is determined using stringent laboratory testing. With built-in pressure releasing systems, the risk for explosion and destruction is minimized. KST and PMAX, laboratory measurements are used to safely determine the position of the vent area of the silo. Barton Fabrications use a technique or construction of thick stiffened walls during construction that minimises the vent area, and maximises the working space at the top. Vertical silos have pressure-reducing qualities for the outer walls of the silo.
Barton Fabrications Silos carry the CE Mark stamp of approval, and it is visibly displayed on all steel and aluminum silos, reflecting compliance with the Construction Products Regulation.
Barton, established in 1981, is a UK-based global company, design, manufacture, and install aluminum and stainless steel storage silos around the world. Silo installations over 1 000 as far afield as Saudi Arabia, Korea, Thailand, Spain, Sweden, France, Czech Republic, and Hungary have been completed. Contamination-free storage is guaranteed to customers, which includes food manufacturers, recycling plants, the packaging and film industry, as well as the pharmaceutical industry. Barton is ATEX certified (Directive 94/9/EC - ATEX 100) as per legislation implemented in 2003, a legal requirement when working with chemicals and explosives in the industrial field. Highly acclaimed and compliant with all the relevant legislation regarding the designing, manufacturing, installation, and refurbishing of silos (stainless steel or aluminum); Barton provides professional bulk storage solutions globally. For more information, please visit https://www.bartonfabs.co.uk.