Design Information

Recycling Bunkers - Maximum Wall Heights

 

Precast Concrete Horizontal Panels

The table below shows the maximum wall height for each precast panel type for a variety of recycled products. The span between support columns, the density of the stored material/product and the anticipated storage level will determine the type of panel that is most suitable for the application. If the product that you are storing is not shown here please contact us, it will be helpful if you know the density and the angle of repose of the material to be stored.

 

 

Horizontal 145mm 

Horizontal 145mm 

Horizontal 180mm 

Horizontal 180mm 

Material 
Density 
Profile 
5.0m Span
6.0m Span
5.0m Span
6.0m Span 

General Waste 

1000kg/m3 

Level Fill 

8.8m 

6.1m

10.0m 

8.3m 

1000kg/m3 

Surcharged 

3.9m 

2.7m

5.3m

3.6m 

Top Soil 

1340kg/m3 

Level Fill 

8.0m 

5.6m

10.0m 

7.6m 

1340kg/m3 

Surcharged 

3.2m 

2.2m 

4.4m 

3.0m 

Broken Brick 

1570kg/m3 

Level Fill 

6.8m 

4.7m

9.3m 

6.4m 

1570kg/m3 

Surcharged 

2.7m 

1.9m

3.7m 

2.6m 

Compacted Paper 

420kg/m3 

Level Fill 

10.0m 

10.0m 

10.0m 

10.0m 

420kg/m3 

Surcharged 

9.3m 

6.4m

10.0m 

8.7m 

Organic Waste 

500kg/m3 

Level Fill 

10.0m 

10.0m 

10.0m 

10.0m 

500kg/m3 

Surcharged 

7.1m 

4.9m

10.0m 

6.7m 

Broken Tarmac 

2260kg/m3 

Level Fill 

3.8m 

2.7m

5.2m 

3.6m 

2260kg/m3 

Surcharged 

1.7m 

1.2m

2.3m 

1.6m 

 


 

Precast Concrete Freestanding Panels  

The table below shows the maximum wall height for each precast panel type for a variety of recycled products. The density of the stored material/product and the anticipated storage level will determine the type of panel that is most suitable for the application.

 

 

Material 

Density 

Profile 

Arrow Panels

Vertical 145mm

Vertical 180mm 

Vertical 280mm 

 

General Waste 

1000kg/m3 

Level Fill 

4.0m 

3.8m 

4.2m 

5.6m 

 

1000kg/m3 

Surcharged 

3.5m 

2.9m 

3.2m 

4.2m 

 

Top Soil 

1340kg/m3 

Level Fill 

4.0m 

3.7m 

4.1m 

5.4m 

 

1340kg/m3 

Surcharged 

3.6m 

2.7m 

3.0m 

4.0m 

 

Broken Brick 

1570kg/m3 

Level Fill 

4.0m 

3.5m 

3.9m 

5.1m 

 

1570kg/m3 

Surcharged 

3.6m 

2.6m 

2.9m 

3.8m 

 

Compacted Paper 

420kg/m3 

Level Fill 

4.0m 

5.1m 

5.7m 

7.4m 

 

420kg/m3 

Surcharged 

4.0m 

3.8m 

4.3m 

5.7m 

 

Organic Waste 

500kg/m3 

Level Fill 

4.0m 

4.5m 

5.0m 

6.6m 

 

500kg/m3 

Surcharged 

4.0m 

3.5m 

3.9m 

5.2m 

 

Broken Tarmac 

2260kg/m3 

Level Fill 

3.3m 

2.9m 

3.2m 

4.2m 

 

2260kg/m3 

Surcharged 

2.7m 

2.2m 

2.4m 

3.2m 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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