Silos

The push for clean energy has put the coal industry in an interesting spot. Many mining sites seek reclamation, and need to remove their long standing storage silos. At Demtech we understand that every silo is unique and design a blasting pattern accordingly. Demtech and our blasters have been involved in 65+ silo demolition projects.

Franklin Coal Silo's

Sesser, IL

Demtech was contracted to explosively demolish 5 concrete coal silos that were 190' high and 72' wide in Sesser, IL. Each silo was detonated individually. Three of the silos's were encased in 3/4' steel of which had to be partially removed in order to facilitate the drilling and placement of charges.

Franklin Coal Silo's

Sesser, IL

Franklin Coal Silo's

Sesser, IL

Springfield Coal Silo

Springfield, IL

Demtech was contracted to bring down three single stack and one double stack silos. We successfully drilled and blasted all four silos. We faced high winds throughout the project which put an emphasis on individual safety. Another problem we faced was how to design and tackle the double stack silo. It was completely unique to the other three. Our blasters designed a distinctive pattern that effectively removed the silo.