Storing Electric Arc Furnace Dust (EAFD)

Storing bulk materials with very small particles, such as AEFD or Fly Ash, requires enclosed storage with suitable in- and output systems. For this type of material we have developed the renowned central shutter column system. This system is equipped to store and reclaim Electric Arc Furnace Dust (EAFD) or Fly Ash in a controlled way. These products tend to fluidize during the filling process. By programming the opening and closing of the shutters in the central shutter column, the filling can be handled without the fluidization problem. Reclaiming is done by automated control of the shutters, while the screw conveyors move the EAFD towards the central shutter column. The unique shutter column system is also suited for very fine bulk materials such as Fly Ash or potato starch.


Case study Zinc Oxide Corporation Vietnam

Zinc Oxide Corporation Vietnam was founded in 2017, based on a partnership between Korea Zinc and ZincOx. Due to the flawless operation since 2012 at the pilot recycling plant of ZincOx in Korea, the Eurosilo system was chosen for a new EAFD recycling plant in Vietnam in 2018. EAFD tends to fluidize and behave like a liquid instead of a solid bulk material when put into motion. For this material we have developed the central shutter column system. Read more about the unique material handling system.

Safe and versatile material handling

A seamless integration into the production environment is largely enhanced by the smallest possible footprint of the Eurosilo. Besides storage and reclaiming in any required quantity, keeping the material safe requires appropriate conditions for materials that are hygroscopic, corrosive or cohesive. Fully enclosed storage in a Eurosilo offers a controlled environment inside and a well-protected environment outside. Flawless filling and reclaiming of materials such as EAFD, Fly Ash and other smaller particle size bulk materials is made possible through our specially designed shutter column system.

Logistic reliability and flexibility

  • No pollution due to fully enclosed storage
  • Controlled storage and reclaiming
  • Automated operation using data bus method
  • Maximum logistic control and flexibility
  • High availability  with minimal downtime





Shidongkou power station chooses enclosed coal storage

Recently we received the order for two 100.000 m3 coal silos to be built at the Shidongkou First Power Plant in Shanghai.

Three 100.000 m3 coal silos for the EMBA Hunutlu Plant

With three large coal silos for the EMBA Hunutlu thermal power plant in Turkey, ESI recently received the biggest order in its history.

Highlights Feasibility Study India

In order to offer NTPC Group in India detailed insight in the feasibility of replacing open stockyard storage of coal by enclosed storage, we completed an extensive study that compares both systems. One of the outcomes is a payback period...

The first petcoke has been loaded into the brand new Eurosilo in Oman

The commissioning of the twin silos system for Orpic, one of the fastest growing oil companies in Oman, is in full swing now. Two new large Eurosilos are now being loaded with petcoke. The first testing of the material handling will take place soon.

Tight schedule pet coke silos Oman

Under harsh conditions of over 45 degrees Celsius, the Eurosilo equipment is being preassembled outside at one of the refineries of Orpic in Oman. As the production of pet coke is about to commit, our focus is to keep pace with the tight overall schedule.

Short payback period silo storage India

In order to offer NTPC Group in India detailed insight in the feasibility of replacing open stockyard storage by enclosed silo storage, we recently completed and presented an extensive study. One the outcomes is a payback period of only a few years.

Two years of experience with the 100,000 m3 coal storage silos

Now available for download a informative silo storage article by Mr. Henri de Boer Manager Project Department and Mr. Mike Jacob Technical Power Plant Manager. In this article they are discussing the experience of two years of succesfull operation of...

Building The Brand

We recently decided to shift our proposition to the market towards our core value: expertise in material behavior and solutions that keep them flowing! This is part of an ongoing campaign to build the ESI Eurosilo brand by a clear...



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