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bulk density

Post by metromapp » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:02 am

When receiving bulk truck delivery of plastic pellets into your silo how can one verify the actual pounds of material delivered vs the packing slip. Having the dimensions of the silo and the change in depth I can calculate the volume. The issue is the bulk density of the material lot just received.

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Re: bulk density

Post by markkirby » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:32 pm

We use a combination of two processes.

First we have a local weight station that we require the truck to go through both before and after delivery.

Second we have a silo measurement system and developed a simple spreadsheet that calculates how much resin is in the silo.

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