Raw material storage is an essential part of most production processes. GEA benefits from extensive experience in the design, supply and installation of large and complex storage systems for all types of powdered products. Our strength is in our application of the latest hygiene standards to ensure that our customers' products are well protected during intermediate storage.
In many dairy and food ingredient powder plants, the powder is often stored in silos for prolonged periods of time. It is therefore important to ensure that the properties of the powders are not affected during this time. Our range of silos for both outdoor and indoor application have been designed to ensure that these sensitive powders are not affected by external environmental effects.
When these powdered products are ready to be transferred to a packing or secondary processing plant, our range of silo discharge systems can be applied to suit the properties of the powder.
To ensure a consistent flow out of the silos, a number of powder feed systems can be supplied, such as gas fluidizing discharge, vibratory discharge, pneumatic discharge and mechanical feeding systems. We can supply and deliver a solution to suit the most demanding product properties, whatever the application
When coupled with one of our pneumatic powder conveying systems, GEA can provide a completely integrated powder storage and handling system to suit most dairy, food and nutraceutical applications. In fact, GEA can design the most practical solution for all your bulk powder storage requirements.