An elevator can be compared to a bank deposit, but instead of money, grain is kept there, bringing constant profit to a farmer. Yet, an elevator may cause problems to its owner as well. There may be many reasons of failures, but a number of them originate at the stage of projecting. For example, the result of inappropriate geological research is the wrong choice of a ground for elevator’s construction and the use of wrong building technologies. If the investor had a very shallow research on marketing environment and elevator’s profile, it may cause under-loading of silos. Mistakes in calculations of planned expenses on construction, shallow analysis of money return also cause losses.
When you choose a projector, it is desirable to consider not only value. You should check company’s profile, find out about the number and ratio of agrarian projects, realized by them, and if the company has experience in work with concrete and metal constructions. Since each elevator is unique, it is important that the company should use individual approach to each object.
Effectiveness of the whole manufacture depends on the choice of equipment for elevator complex. Before one turns down the opportunity to buy a more expensive equipment, it is necessary to understand what constitutes its value – materials and accessories, expenses on manufacture, construction peculiarities etc. It is not a rare practice when farmers buy equipment made in Europe, Turkey or the USA for a lower price than the one made by domestic manufacturers, not realizing the reasons of its cheap price. Yet the explanation is simple: a cheaper equipment is worse than a domestic one in terms of safety margin, metal content and it simply cannot work effectively in our climate zone.
Another common mistake is pursuing equipment productivity. It is known that the use of highly productive and technological grain dryers allows reaching the lowest cost of drying. But this is true not for all objects. For some elevators such dryers can be not economically effective for a number of reasons: capacities will not be provided with an appropriate grain flow, or there will be enough grain, but its level of moisture will be considerably different. Besides, if we consider expenses on temporary storage and drying grain, a high-productive dryer will be much more expensive in exploitation than a less productive one.
The reason of silos falling in the majority of cases is mistakes during mantling, non-readiness of construction to extreme weather conditions and careless exploitation. And non-professionalism of specialists attracted to the work on different stages, as well as absence of quality and reliability control lead to it.
A professional consultant will help to avoid these mistakes during construction of elevator. It will require certain expenses, but a reliable specialist will define where you can minimize expenses, will offer right actions on planning, engineering and technologies. A good projector can offer a less expensive variant of a basement, which is no less strong and reliable than a more expensive one. Besides, to compare expenses professional organizations will make a few variants of pre-projecting solutions, from which one can choose an optimal variant in terms of its functions and cost.
We suggest familiarizing yourself with the Ukrainian manufacturer of elevator equipment by watching a video on their channel and visiting the stand 1А233 in the Exhibition hall 1 from October 30 to November 1, 2018.