Grain Bin Clearance

Maintain proper clearance around grain bins

The State of Iowa requires specific clearances for electric lines near grain bins, with different standards for those filled by portable and permanent augers, conveyors and elevators. If you are planning for a new grain bin, or if you are planning to erect or move a current grain storage structure, please call the Cooperative. We will help you plan for a safe environment for everyone working and living around the structures; we want to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Review the drawings below that show specific clearances required for both scenarios. Click here for a printable version. 

If you have any questions, contact Dan Stelpflug, Director of Operations, at (888)788-1551.

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.