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How long can cement last in a silo?

DATE : Mar 22nd, 2024


Cement can potentially last in a Cement Silo for an indefinite period of time,  but with some key conditions:

Moisture control is crucial: Cement is very susceptible to moisture absorption, which can cause it to clump and lose its binding properties. Therefore, the silo must be designed to keep the cement dry. This can be achieved through proper sealing, ventilation systems, and using moisture barriers.

Storage time affects strength: While cement won’t necessarily go “bad,” studies suggest some strength loss can occur over time, particularly after three months. This means older cement might not perform at its peak strength.


Here’s a breakdown of factors affecting storage life:

Silo type: Steel silos offer better protection against moisture compared to bagged storage.

Cement type: Different cement types may have varying susceptibility to moisture and strength loss.

For optimal performance, it’s recommended to:

Rotate stock: Use a first-in, first-out (FIFO) approach to ensure you’re using the oldest cement first.

Monitor conditions: Regularly check the moisture levels and overall condition of the cement in the silo.


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