Grain Bin Safety
Good for you! You're so right to be concerned about placement in regards to power lines. According to the National Electric Safety Code, overhead power lines should be at least 18 feet above the tops of newly erected grain bins. These clearances were established to allow for movement of large equipment near the area. The code also specifies distances power lines must be from the loading and non-loading sides of bins.
Grain Bins Filled by Permanent Augers, Conveyors or Elevators
P= probe clearance of 5.5 m (18 feet)
H= horizontal Clearance of 4.6 m (15 feet)
T= transition clearance
V1= vertical clearance above a building required by Rule 234C
V2= vertical clearance above land required by Rule 232C
Grain Bins Filled by Portable Augers, Conveyors, or Elevators
V= Height of Highest Filling or Probing POrt on Grain Bin
H= V + 5.5 m (18 feet)
Grain Bin Distance from Power Lines
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