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    What is the name of the container ?

    Hello Everyone,

    In the cememt and the chemical factory, there are large cylinder shape containers, which are used to store raw materials etc. I would like to know here the English name of the container?

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    Re: What is the name of the container ?

    Try "silo" or simply "tank".

    We also use the word "cylinder" by itself.

    "The beer was stored in large cylinders."

    Note: "tank" usually refers to a container of liquid only.
    A "silo" usually contains solids or powder.

    "The wheat was stored in a grain silo."

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    Re: What is the name of the container ?

    Beer is stored in barrels, kegs, casks, hogsheads etc.

    Rover

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    Re: What is the name of the container ?

    There are also "drums." Cylinders a bit higher than your waist, usually.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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