The importance of temperature control inside the silo: Thermometry systems
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...
Difference and benefits of a galvanized steel silo and a carbon steel silo with food paint
Galvanization is the process of applying a protective zinc coating to steel in order to prevent rusting. That means that thicker coating gives the steel longer useful life.
In the market, you will find silo manufacturer using different Zinc coatings: Z-275, Z-375, Z-450, Z-600. The number means the grams of zinc per square meter that the steel has in both side (inner and outer faces).
Silos Cordoba supplies Z-600 in all its silos.
Storage and conditioning of rapeseed to maintain its quality
Recommendations for the storage and conditioning of rapeseed in a metal silo. Rapeseed is an oilseed that, due to its seed size, offers different challenges at harvest and post-harvest: handling, movement of grain inside the silo, aeration and drying . The original...
Advantages of drying and storing nuts in a metal silo
Recommendations for drying and storing nuts to maintain their quality and main advantages of using steel silos. The world production of almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts and pistachios has increased notably in the last thirty years. Scientific evidence on its health...
Advantages of almond drying and storage in silos
Main advantages of almond drying and storage in silos to meet the quality standards demanded by the market. The almond tree is considered one of the most profitable crops today. Both the social demand and the characteristics of this nut, make it a great production...
Storage and conditioning of wheat to maintain its quality
Recommendations for the storage of wheat in a metal silo. The proper performance of all the processes involved in the post-harvest handling of grains and oilseeds, which includes their storage, transport and post-harvest conditioning, is essential to maintain the...
Recommendations for the safe storage of rice in a silo
Rice is one of the most important human food crops in the world, directly feeding nearly half of the world's population. Adequately performed rice post-harvest handling operations contribute to prevent food losses and consequently to achieve food security. The key to...
How to minimize spoilage during the storage of soybeans
The soybeans spoilage is a process irreversible and inevitable, but it can be delayed. In this article we will explore the less harmful conveying system for soybeans and the recommendation to separate the damaged grains before storage.
What are the necessary control plans for storing corn in a metal silo?
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.