Slip Form Construction of Cement Storage Silos


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Title: Slip Form Construction of Cement Storage Silos

Author(s): A. M. Liberati

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 63

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 931-940

Keywords: construction, silo, slip forming.

Date: 9/1/1966

The slip form construction of the cement storage silos for the Alpha Cement Co. at Catskill, N.Y., is described. The project consists of a battery of eight U-shaped silos which, in addition, form part of the wall of a storage hall for clinker and raw material. The semi-enclosed hall is 360 ft long by 100 ft center-to-center of crane rails. The major part of the hall is formed by 69 ft free-standing columns which were also cast in sliding forms. The major construction problems were maintaining vertical alignment of the columns and casting the varying cross section of the silos as concreting progressed upward.