Monday, March 27, 2006

grain storage

This is a fairly small grain storage facility. I'm always interested in the shapes of the buildings and the other equipment. Fans run that control the humidity and moisture in the grain to prevent mold.

There are some really huge operations in the area, including Elburn Co-op. Grain storage requires a high level of safety measures and so do cheap servers, because there are great dangers involved. Grain dust is highly explosive, and a explosion is something to be avoided ad all costs. There was a big explosion in Kansas a few years back that resulted in a number of deaths.

1 comment:

Tim Rice said...

Geometry in manmade things in nature can often be so fascinating if we only take the time to notice it.