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Monolithic Fertilizer Blend Plants

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Monolithic has been building Monolithic Dome fertilizer blend plants for over 35 years! Capitalize on Monolithic’s superior experience and explore the articles, links, videos and photos found in our “Fertilizer Blend Plant” topic.

You can read about the first Monolithic Dome fertilizer blend plant still in use, built in 1978 in Chandler, Oklahoma. Read what the managers of the Monolithic fertilizer blend plant in Bryan, Texas have to say about how the Monolithic Dome keeps everything so “dry and clean.” You can view Monolithic’s Fertilizer Blend Plant Video. Within the articles you will see many beautiful Monolithic Dome fertilizer blend plant photos. You can find sketches, diagrams, sections and rough floor plans for the blend plants. Read how a Monolithic Dome provides moisture control, energy efficiency, disaster resistance, low-maintenance and high durability. You will also read how the circular shape provides a distinct advantage over other shapes for fertilizer blend plants.

 

Why a Monolithic Dome Fertilizer Blend Plant?

Image: Our design of a rotating incoming conveyer is unique. The incoming conveyor brings material from the elevator outside and drops it into the center. Then it can be rotated to drop the product into the bin of choice. The dome can support any loads you can hang off it.  All of the material handling equipment is supported off the dome.  Catwalks provide access to each moving part, so maintenance is simple.

What’s a fertilizer blend plant’s number-one enemy? Moisture! If water gets into or condensation forms inside a storage unit, it quite quickly begins degrading the fertilizer and forming rust. But Monolithic uses a technology that keeps that troublesome process to a minimum. (Continued…)

Fertilizer Blend Plant Video

You can’t successfully operate a blend plant in any structure. It takes a building specifically designed for that job. This ten-minute, easy-to-follow and understand video explains and illustrates the advantages of a Monolithic Dome designed and constructed as a blend plant. The video describes the technologically sophisticated process and formula used in Monolithic Dome construction. It also details Monolithic advantages, many of which simply are not available in other structure types. They include: disaster resistance, super insulation that prevents interior temperature fluctuations, strength and durability. (Continued…)

An Important Revisit: Monolithic’s First Fertilizer Storage Plant

Image: With two layers in place, workers had to be careful as the concrete wainscot was very rough, but the project continued successfully.

Knowing that a Monolithic Dome would make an ideal fertilizer storage, in 1978 I sent information to a fertilizer magazine. They wrote an article, featuring the Monolithic Dome as a new product, and I received a call from Bill Matthews in Chandler, Oklahoma. Bill wanted a fertilizer storage dome on a site just off America’s famous U.S. 66. (Continued…)

Highland Growers: New Fertilizer Blend Plant

Image: Since October 2011, Highland Growers of DeRidder, Louisiana has been running its business in a Monolithic Dome fertilizer blend plant. The dome has a diameter of 76 feet, a height of 36 feet and six bins.

When I asked Don Smith, manager of Highland Growers in DeRidder, Louisiana, how they like the dome they’ve been using since October 2011, he said, “We like it – very much.” In particular, he added, “We like it because it’s climate controlled. It doesn’t get the moisture in there that our old, wood plant did. At the old plant, we used to have probably 15 to 20 ton of ruined fertilizer in a year. That’s a lot of money. We don’t have waste in the dome. It stays dry and cool.” (Continued…)

A Fertile Market for Domes

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Monolithic, Inc. has been building fertilizer storage facilities for decades. The strong, steel-reinforced concrete structures are well-suited for chemical storage because they can handle the corrosive elements in the fertilizer. They also can withstand the abuse of front loaders and other heavy machinery used to move the chemicals from one location to another. An added bonus is the dome’s energy-efficiency, which makes air-conditioning them cost-efficient, keeping condensation to a minimum. (Continued…)

Fertilizer Blend Plants: A Growing Demand

Image: Eldorado Chemical Blend Plant — Located in Bryan, Texas the large dome is 95 feet in diameter and the smaller is 40 feet in diameter. The large dome has a 3000 ton capacity.

A Monolithic Dome makes an ideal fertilizer blend plant that mixes, packages, stores and distributes specialty chemicals for various agricultural purposes. These domes contain many large bins used to store phosphorus, potash and nitrogen in various forms, as well as other micronutrients such as iron, chrome or zinc. From these ingredients, hundreds of different fertilizer formulas can be created. (Continued…)

Two New Domes for El Dorado Chemical Company

Image: Two domes; two purposes  — Smaller dome was designed as a warehouse for various bulk chemicals. Larger dome was designed as a blending plant and includes eight storage bins and state-of-the-art equipment for mixing various fertilizers.

El Dorado Chemical Company now has two new Monolithic Domes. The smaller dome, that has a 40-foot diameter, will warehouse various bagged chemicals. The larger dome has a 95-foot diameter, eight storage bins and state-of-the-art equipment for the blending of various fertilizers. A giant, metal, patio cover connects the two. (Continued…)

MetaMax

When we started the El Dorado Chemical Company plant in early 2010, we started doing some research on different additives to put in the concrete, to help with its chemical resistance. Early in our research, we came across an additive called MetaMax. (Continued…)