Why a Monolithic Dome Fertilizer Blend Plant?

Fertilizer in a blend plant is stored in side-by-side bins. That way it is easily accessible to be mixed and hauled onto the field. Note that most of the bins are made of wood walls. The floors are made of concrete. As soon as the first fertilizer is put in the storage, the floors start collecting the condensation that mixes with the fertilizer.

Fertilizer in a blend plant is stored in side-by-side bins. That way it is easily accessible to be mixed and hauled onto the field. Note that most of the bins are made of wood walls. The floors are made of concrete. As soon as the first fertilizer is put in the storage, the floors start collecting the condensation that mixes with the fertilizer. <cite class='credit'>(Mike South)</cite>

This floor is seriously deteriorated from the effects of the chemicals coming out of the fertilizer as it mixes with the moisture in the air.  Monolithic Dome blend plants do not have this issue because our domes are super insulated, and simple, window A/C units can keep all of the excess moister out of the dome.  Monolithic also includes a special additive in its concrete to reduce the effects of chemical attacks.

This floor is seriously deteriorated from the effects of the chemicals coming out of the fertilizer as it mixes with the moisture in the air. Monolithic Dome blend plants do not have this issue because our domes are super insulated, and simple, window A/C units can keep all of the excess moister out of the dome. Monolithic also includes a special additive in its concrete to reduce the effects of chemical attacks. <cite class='credit'>(Mike South)</cite>

This is a picture of a Monolithic Dome blend plant.  Notice the difference in the condition of the floor and bin walls.  Concrete bin walls can take the abuse that loader operators will throw at it.  Loaders, conveyers, scales — everything is kept dry and rust free!

This is a picture of a Monolithic Dome blend plant. Notice the difference in the condition of the floor and bin walls. Concrete bin walls can take the abuse that loader operators will throw at it. Loaders, conveyers, scales — everything is kept dry and rust free! <cite class='credit'>(Mike South)</cite>

Compared to Monolithic, concrete bin walls, wooden bins have high maintenance costs.

Compared to Monolithic, concrete bin walls, wooden bins have high maintenance costs. <cite class='credit'>(Mike South)</cite>

Here is an example of wooden bin walls.  Notice the abuse that these walls have taken over the years of loader operators hitting them. Try that on a concrete wall and you may have to fix the loader.  All of the product that is within the walls and on the wet floor is lost product.  The next image shows the inside of a Monolithic bin.

Here is an example of wooden bin walls. Notice the abuse that these walls have taken over the years of loader operators hitting them. Try that on a concrete wall and you may have to fix the loader. All of the product that is within the walls and on the wet floor is lost product. The next image shows the inside of a Monolithic bin. <cite class='credit'>(Mike South)</cite>

Inside of Monolithic bins, there is no lost material.  Each granule of material is dry and available for loading.

Inside of Monolithic bins, there is no lost material. Each granule of material is dry and available for loading. <cite class='credit'>(Mike South)</cite>

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.

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. <cite class='credit'>(Mike South)</cite>

The exterior of the domes is great looking.  Domes also have a minimal footprint that maximizes the use of property.

The exterior of the domes is great looking. Domes also have a minimal footprint that maximizes the use of property. <cite class='credit'>(Mike South)</cite>

Concrete embedded steel doors offer excellent security.  Exterior mixing equipment provides easy access and easy out loading.

Concrete embedded steel doors offer excellent security. Exterior mixing equipment provides easy access and easy out loading. <cite class='credit'>(Mike South)</cite>

This particular storage is loaded from the back via train or truck.  Monolithic provided a turn key job on this project with excellent results.

This particular storage is loaded from the back via train or truck. Monolithic provided a turn key job on this project with excellent results. <cite class='credit'>(Mike South)</cite>

Electrical conduits and control are safe from harsh elements and secured to the concrete walls.

Electrical conduits and control are safe from harsh elements and secured to the concrete walls. <cite class='credit'>(Frank Figueroa)</cite>

Note the dust collection system pipe coming from the dome into the collector bin.

Note the dust collection system pipe coming from the dome into the collector bin. <cite class='credit'>(Frank Figueroa)</cite>

This facility is equipped with a dust collection system so that the inside of the facility stays clean during loading and unloading.

This facility is equipped with a dust collection system so that the inside of the facility stays clean during loading and unloading. <cite class='credit'>(Frank Figueroa)</cite>