The Capabilities of Storage Silos in Mild Steel, Stainless Steel & Aluminium!

Storage solutions for bulk materials and silos have existed since the eighth century BC and have been used in a variety of different ways (mainly in agricultural deployments) throughout human history. The earliest silos were manufactured out of whatever natural materials may have been available in that particular region at that point in time, but today’s silos are incredible marvels of modern engineering and almost always take advantage of the most advanced construction materials available.

Silos are still commonly utilised in the agricultural world and are also used in the military across most industries where the maintenance and storage of components and materials is required. Recently they have even been converted into high-end luxury real estate investments!

However, if you are looking to take advantage of a silo for the purposes they were originally intended for (the bulk storage of materials) the odds are pretty good that you are going to be looking to leverage the right construction material for the task at hand.

While there are all different kinds of materials that you may decide to take advantage of – as we highlighted above – the overwhelming majority of industrial and agricultural options today are designed out of three different materials:

  • Mild Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminium

Each of these different materials are utilised for varying reasons, and you are going to be completely certain that you’re always maximising the capabilities of silos that have been manufactured out of three materials outlined above. To really help you make the most out of your new silo investment (and to be sure that you know exactly what you’re doing when you dive into this kind of research) we’ve put together some information to help you better understand the capabilities of different materials that construct silos.



The overwhelming majority of the “industrial focused” silos today are going to be manufactured out of mild steel for a variety of different reasons. For starters, this construction material is incredibly robust and relatively easy to work with, making it an ideal solution for the mass production of these kinds of installations.

On top of that, the material itself – and the finished product – is tremendously durable and very corrosion resistant (on the inside as well as the exterior). This means it is going to enjoy a very long functional life with very little maintenance or repairs necessary along the way.

Mild steel is an Ideal solution for those involved in the chemical industry, the ceramic industry, the paper industry. Also those looking to leverage silos in the power and energy world, water and sewage community, and the oil and mining industries, mild steel meets most every demand.

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STB Engineering can assist you in finding the right silo options. When you take advantage of their services you will be guaranteed to leverage the best silo utilizing the best construction material for your project!