Grain and Crop Storage
Grain and Crop Storage With Prestressed Concrete Vertical Panels
FP McCann’s Vertical Cantilever Panels are cast in to position using cradles prior to construction of the floor slab. Panels sit together cleanly with vertical tongue and groove edges sealed together. Vertical Cantilevers have the added advantage of being used when the steel frame is not able to support the panels.
The versatility of FP McCann Horizontal Panels make them ideal for creating flexible storage bays of all sizes with a range of thicknesses (120mm, 160mm & 200mm). Our prestressing process provides enormous strength over a precast panel making our panels ideal for securely containing grain and other crops. Our controlled factory engineering allows us to work with you to specify an affordable solution to meet your requirements. Horizontal panels typically fix to the steel frame of the building and do not require foundation or casting into position.
An alternative to panels for storing grain and other cereals is our Rocket Wall precast unit. These units come in three heights, 2.4m, 3m and 4m and are all the same 1.25metre width; by design these units are free standing and require no base fixing for level fill grain storage. If surcharged (heaped) grain storage is required then we recommend that the precast units are bolted to an existing level floor using Excalibur bolts into pre-drilled holes and grouting over then sealing the joints. Rocket Walls can also be re-sited after the grain has been removed with relative ease giving the option to reuse the storage area for alternative purposes.
By design the Rocket Wall units can support up to 16KN/m3 and can be loaded from both sides making them a versatile, fast and effective way to store grain and other cereals. Alternatively use them to create a dividing wall within a shed to increase storage options.