Grain Bin Clearances
During the last several years, more than two dozen deaths and serious injuries have occurred on Iowa farms, when grain augers have come in contact with overhead power lines. If you’re planning to locate a new grain bin (or move an existing one) at your farm, please contact Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative immediately. The staff at SIEC will provide assistance in planning a safe environment for everyone working at – and living around – your grain bins.
Disclaimer: These drawings are provided as part of Iowa electric cooperatives’ annual public information campaign and are based on the 2017 Edition of the National Electrical Safety Code. To view the actual drawings, refer to that publication. Every care has been taken for the correctness of the contents for these drawings. However, the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives and its member cooperatives accept no liability whatsoever for omissions or errors, technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes or damages of any kind arising from the use of the contents of these drawings, whether textual or graphical.
Note: Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative will only recognize a "non-loading side" if the following criteria is met; a "grain bin agreement" form has been completed and signed by both parties and the bin in question is posted with permanent signage indicating the "Non-Loading Side".