Silo Filling Safety and Automation



Pneutrol International offers a complete range of silo automation systems and silo components.

Silo Filling Safety

Through extensive market research, Pneutrol International identified the key areas of silo filling which were important to the majority of customers and incorporated these into the Safesilo Silo Control System.  Safesilo is a modular, one size fits all system, which can be easily retrofitted to any type of bulk storage silo.  Pneutrol International also offers an advanced range of silo control systems for complex applications, which can be customised to your exact requirements or integrated into existing factory wide automation.

UK HSE guidance and DEFRA Process Guidance require the fitting of safety devices to prevent environmental damage caused by prolonged dust emissions.

The Safesilo System

Safesilo utilises an advanced smart logic controller to monitor and control the filling process with low energy, high intensity, LED neons indicating the status of the safety components.

The system has been designed to be easily customised to suit the configuration of any silo.  Safesilo can be pre-ordered to suit the safety devices fitted on your silo or can be configured on site via the on-board terminal selector system.  This flexible approach ensures that if you install additional components to enhance the silo safety, a simple reconfiguration of the terminal selector initialises the additional device.

As with all safety systems a site specific risk assessment must be conducted.

It is generally accepted that the following components are mandatory:

  • Silo Filter
  • Silo High Level With Fail Safe Signal
  • Silo Fill Pipe Valve
  • Silo Pressure Relief Valve (PRV)

With the option of the following components improving the integrity of the system.

  • Extreme High Level With Fail Safe Signal
  • High & Low switches fitted to the PRV
  • Digital Over Pressure Switch
  • Fill Pipe Open/Close Signal
  • Silo Filter Healthy

The Safesilo System facilitates all of the components detailed above.

Please contact Pneutrol International to discuss your individual requirements and arrange for a demonstration of the Safesilo System and associated silo components.