World Grain - June 2018 - 46
FEATURE: GRAIN STORAGE AND HANDLING PROJECTS
Warrior Mfg. LLC supplied handling equipment for Vector Oil's inland elevator in Vinnitsa, Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Warrior.
WARRIOR SUPPLIES HANDLING
EQUIPMENT IN UKRAINE
Warrior Mfg. LLC, based in
Hutchinson, Minnesota, U.S., supplied handling equipment for expansion of Vector Oil's inland elevator in Vinnitsa, Ukraine.
The facility handles wheat, corn
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made to the existing roof design
to allow for 100,000-pound roof
loads, which was in addition to an
unbalanced snow load and the temperature cable load. Sukup also designed a new door to allow for the
extra grain pressure from a bin that
holds almost 2 million bushels.
The company used its patented
splice plates to create a double
shear point on the splice bolt, making for a stronger connection due to
the proper alignment and more even
load on the bolts compared to traditional overlap on vertical seams.
grain and grain quality is a major
concern. Sukup's patent-pending
double-ended stud bolt ensures
the last decade and remove the need a tight seal directly to the outer
for ground storage. Grain bins not sidewall sheet behind the stiffonly will last for years to come, they HQHU HOLPLQDWLQJ ZDWHU LQ¿OWUDhelp maintain better grain quality.
tion between the sheets and into
Elite Octane turned to Sukup the grain. A 21-foot deck is engiManufacturing Co., based in Shef- neered into the peak of the bins,
¿HOG,RZD86IRUHQJLQHHULQJRI providing a safe place to work and
some of the largest free-span grain an ideal place to mount catwalks
bins in the world. The two bins have and equipment.
a diameter of 156 feet and total storage of 2 million bushels each. Sukup Sukup Manufacturing Co. provided massive
also supplied a zero-entry commer- grain storage for an Iowa ethanol plant,
cial auger sweep and steel buildings. with storage capacity of 4 million bushels
Constructing bins of this magni- of corn. Photo courtesy of Sukup.
ETHANOL PLANT ADDS
As part of its new ethanol plant being constructed in Atlantic, Iowa,
U.S., Elite Octane needed a massive
amount of corn storage. Once it is
operational, anticipated in the third
quarter of this year, the facility will
have the capacity to produce 120
million gallons of ethanol per year.
Having a large amount of bin storage would allow the plant to have
space for the yield increases seen in
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