On a recent trip, SCAFCO Grain Systems Vice President Dan Wambeke paid a visit to the largest grain storage silo in Asia: a 20,000-ton SCAFCO Grain Systems Company silo in the Philippines.
This silo is also the largest SCAFCO has ever produced. Designed to withstand Seismic Zone 4, the highest acceleration due to gravity from an earthquake, it plays a key role in corn storage for the Philippines’ foremost wet corn milling company. “The plant manufactures starch for human consumption and sells the corn gluten,” explains Dan. Corn gluten is a valuable byproduct commonly used in poultry feed, as well as in the corn oil industry.
Despite the rain and humidity of the Philippines’ tropical climate, the silo is holding up nicely. “It looks surprisingly well,” says Dan.