Calculating Size and Storage Capacity of Cement Godowns
Storage Capacity of a Cement Godown:
While working out the inside dimensions of a cement godown for storage of specified quantity of cement filled bags, the following dimensions may be considered.
Length of Cement bags: 70 cm (average)
Width: :35 cm (average)
Thickness :14 cm (average)
Clearance and passages :60 cm (average)
Stepping of Tiers while Removing Cement Bags
When removing bags for use, apply the “First in, First out” (FIFO) principle i.e. take out the oldest cement first. Each consignment of cement should be stacked separately in the godown so as to permit easy access for inspection and to facilitate removal in a proper sequence. It would be desirable to pin a play card on each pile of cement indicating the date of its arrival in the Godown.
After putting all the calculations it seems that dimension of 20 feet x 15 feet can comfortably store around 1000 bags of cement.