Most often, the value of the grain (in dollars-per-tonne) is usually greater than the cost of the structure in which it is stored. Minor expenditure in improving the quality of the storage can thus be quickly recovered if commodity losses are commensurably reduced....
To understand how to successfully store grain, we need to step back to the harvesting period. We need to focus on three main factors: moisture content, grain temperature and storage period. In addition, grain general conditions and amount of foreign materials will...
Silos are made of sheet metal, with a galvanised coating. And although it may seem otherwise, the increase in temperature of the sheet due to the heat of the sun is very superficial and does not affect the grain mass. The temperature variation that does affect the...
In this article we are going to explain the control plans that are required for the proper storage of corn in a metal silo, a common question many of our clients have.
A tempering silo is used to cool the grain after drying and before being transferred to a prolonged storage. The tempering silo allows the dryer to be used more economically because the drying process is much more efficient with high moisture content than in the final stages of the drying process.
Environmental legislation is rigorous concerning dust emissions to the atmosphere in all kinds of grain storage facilities to ensure the health of workers. Knowing the different types of dust filtration systems and how they should be placed is crucial when designing a silos plant.
The population growth and poverty reduction in emerging countries are some of the factors that are contributing to increased food demand worldwide, especially cereals and meat.
Nowadays, grain storage facilities have incorporated new cutting edge technologies in all areas falling under the transport and storage of materials category.
When designing the sections of the silo plant, you have to bear in mind 4 fundamental steps:
Reception (Sampling, weighing and discharging), Conditioning (Pre-cleaning, cleaning and drying), Storage (storage silos, insect control, humidity and temperature) and Dispatch (Loading trucks or wagons, weighing, sampling and preparation of documentation).