Tate’s Coating Services founder Peter Tate first began applying his trade working on wheat silos and in doing so brings a wealth of experience to sealing grain silos. Understanding the importance of completing the job correctly and to an extremely high standard, Tate’s Coating Services silo sealing can be used either at the construction phase of the silo, retrofit or repairing depending on the clients requirements.

A recent venture Tate’s Coating Services was involved in was a CBH wheat silo located in the wheat belt region of Western Australia.

The job required Tate’s Coating services to apply polyurethane foam to the silo in order to seal the silo and provide insulation within the silo as well.

Tate’s Coating Services employees are all trained and fully competent in operating EWP’s which were required at all stages of sealing this particular silo roof. Section by section Tate’s Coating sealed the roof with a nominal thickness of spray applied polyurethane foam.

The benefits of applying polyurethane foam is its spray applied and seamless. It is able to create an air tight seal whilst also producing a very effective thermal barrier. The reason required for the air tight seal is so that when the silo is fumigated the correct concentrations can be obtained and pests at all stages of their life cycle are killed. This is allows for operational costs to be reduced as less fumigation would be required than that of an unsealed silo.

Polyurethane foam is also an extremely efficient thermal barrier allowing a constant temperature to be maintained at lower costs and also eliminating the issue of condensation and moisture appearing within the silo.