Keep Your Silo SAFE During Deliveries - SHIELD Lite Silo Protection System
Silo over-pressurisation is a serious risk during tanker powder deliveries and can lead to serious consequences. But how does a silo become pressurised? What are the risks? And how does the SHIELD Lite silo protection system from Hycontrol prevent this better than any other system on the market?
Is Your Silo in DANGER? Hycontrol SHIELD Lite Silo Protection System
The delivery of powdered product into silos is inherently dangerous due to the pressures involved. The consequences of an accident arising from a lack of suitable protection can be catastrophic, causing extensive disruption and presenting the danger of serious injury or death. The new SHIELD Lite from Hycontrol is the most advanced – and the safest – silo protection system on the market today. Protect your silo from over-pressurisation and keep your workforce safe!
Why You MUST Check Your Silo Filter
Maintenance of a silo's filter/air ventilation unit is of paramount importance to ensuring not only efficient functionality but site safety as well. Hycontrol's Roger Hicks explains why.
The Big Problem with Silo Inlet Pinch Valves
Pinch valves are a popular silo inlet control on many sites because they are a cheap option with low levels of wear. However, pinch valves are a poor choice for safety. In this video, we look at why this is the case, and what alternatives are available.
Force Required to Lift a Pressure Relief Valve
Correctly testing a pressure relief valve is no easy task, as this video demonstrates. When lifting requires an equivalent force of 50kg, a properly-calibrated testing method is required.
Silo Protection in Three Minutes
Hycontrol's UK Sales Manager David Wadsworth outlines the essentials of silo protection, in less than three minutes. He also lays out the three simple rules that you need to follow to make sure your cement silo is safe.
Hycontrol Hylights - Why choose Vibrating Probes for Safety Systems?
Managing Director Nigel Allen answers a question we get asked quite often - why do Hycontrol recommend vibrating probes over alternate technologies like capacitance and rotary paddle switches? Nigel explains the unique benefits of vibrating technology in solids and powders applications, compared with the limitations of the alternatives.
Hycontrol Hylights - Silo Danger Signs to Look Out For
Technical Manager Roger Hicks shares some photos of some common problems that you are likely to encounter on top of a silo. These images have all been taken by Hycontrol engineers in the field. These issues all point to problems with the silo pressure safety system and maintenance ....and need to be addressed.
Installing the SHIELD Lite Silo Protection System (With Inlet Valve Feedback)
In this video, we demonstrate how to unpack, install and run the first test of a Hycontrol SHIELD Lite silo protection system with the NEW inlet valve status feedback feature. As you will see, the SHIELD Lite SPS is extensively pre-wired with easy-to-follow pre-numbered connections. This video takes you through the whole process step-by-step to get your SHIELD Lite SPS set up and ready for its first delivery.
Installing the SHIELD Lite Silo Protection System (Without Inlet Valve Feedback)
In this video, we demonstrate how to unpack, install and run the first test of a Hycontrol SHIELD Lite silo protection system. As you will see, the SHIELD Lite SPS is extensively pre-wired with easy-to-follow pre-numbered connections. This video takes you through the whole process step-by-step to get your SHIELD Lite SPS set up and ready for its first delivery.
Introduction to Ground Level Testing
Technical Manager, Roger Hicks, briefly introduces one of Hycontrol's key safety innovations, GLT (Ground Level Testing).
Installation and Maintenance of Silo Protection Equipment
Hycontrol Managing Director Nigel Allen briefly discusses issues around the installation and maintenance of silo protection systems and other such equipment at the silo-top. Often the cost of fitting and keeping this equipment working can far outstrip the original capital expenditure, so it's important to consider this when considering your own silo safety provisions.
How Do You Protect Your Silos and Your Employees? - An Introduction to Silo Protection
An animated introduction to silo protection. You'll learn about the dangers of over-pressurisation, the causes of silo pressure and how Hycontrol's Silo Protection System (SPS) helps to create a safer working environment.