Finding El Dorado (The Golden)
In 1540 Francisco Coronado trudged from Mexico to Kansas looking for El Dorado, the legendary city of gold and jewels. Fifty years later Sir Walter Raleigh did the same in South America. And there were others. None succeeded!
If they had only come to Texas – Bryan, Texas, that is, where 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.
We do bulk storage plants!
Monolithic has a long history of building fertilizer blend facilities, both single- and multiple-use storages necessary in the operation of a blend plant.
We have been building them since the late 1970s. Here are some of the advantages of going Monolithic:
Virtually No Condensation – Because Monolithic Domes are super insulated, interior temperature changes are near zero. Therefore virtually no condensation forms against the dome’s surface, and that’s good because condensation can enter a pile and create highly corrosive materials that eat many storages.
Super Strong Concrete – Concrete used to construct the domes includes special additives. Those additives provide super strength and anticorrosive properties, that virtually eliminate corrosion caused by the fertilizer. Super-strong concrete also means less damage from loaders that ram into walls. At one of the plants Monolithic built, newly hired loader operators were restricted to the Monolithic Domes for their first year, so they could learn and practice and get good with the loaders before working in a wooden building.
Easy on the Loaders – Front-end loaders play a major role in the loading and unloading of fertilizers, but they can be hurt by a corrosive environment. A Monolithic Dome encloses a far less damaging atmosphere that doesn’t tend to eat loaders.
Efficient Design – A Monolithic Dome plant is arranged in a circle, that provides easy access to every bin. That circular design also facilitates short runs with loaders. This saves a lot of time when fertilizer must be extracted.
We’re here to help!
We would be happy to help you with a facility design. Please give us a chance to show you what we can do for your bulk storage or blend plant needs.