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START FINAL BIN WORK CAPACITY OF KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, KANSAS, ELEVATOR TO BE DOUBLED. Grain Will Go in Twenty Two Concrete Tanks Being Built on Public Levee—Cost Is $1,200,000. Work on the last ten 125.000- bushel grain' bins being built by the city of Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas, at the public levee elevator south of the Fairfax district was started yesterday afternoon. This group will bring to twenty-two twenty-two the number of the bins being constructed, to double the capacity of the elevator, making making it 3 million bushels. It is a $1.200,000 project. Concrete work on the first twelve tanks was completed yesterday yesterday morning. The job required required just one hour more than a week. Round-the-clock pouring pouring on the 115-foot structures put them up at the rate of about sixteen and one-half feet a day. Ready by .luly 4. The bins will not be ready for grain until July 4. R. J. Bodman. Bodman. an engineer for the Jones- Hettelsater Construction company, company, the builders, said. Yet to be done is building a steel gallery on top to house a conveyor belt from the bins into the headhouse; installation of a conveyor below the tanks; a connecting bridge sixty-two feet long from the bins to the head­ house at the top; waterproofing, and electric wiring. The conveyor belts will be forty-two inches wide and 520 feet long, driven by a 50-horsepower 50-horsepower motor. The belts will transport 25.000 bushels of grain an hour. The steel galleries which run the length of the bins will be 460 feet long, twenty feet unde and ten feet high, and will be covered with’ corrugated asbestos asbestos sheets. Grain Heat to Show. Rodman said also to be Installed Installed is a bin thermometer system, which will reveal on instruments in the headhouse office the temperature of stored grain. The engineer said that when the temperature rises, it is an indication that the grain is spoiling. spoiling. This may result from being wet or having bugs. When the warning is received on the instruments, instruments, the grain is moved out immediately, he said. The temperature of the grain is “taken” by four cables running running from the top to the bottom so that the grain is never more than fifteen feet from a cable. Inside each cable are twenty copper wires and one of an alloy, blended so that when there is a temperature change, the metals send electrical currents to the instruments.

Clipped from The Kansas City Times09 Jun 1954, WedPage 31

The Kansas City Times (Kansas City, Missouri)09 Jun 1954, WedPage 31
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