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Tips For Grain Drying And Storage

Grain storage silos are the best choice for any modern business when compared to warehouses. Grain storage silos use earth space more efficiently and can be designed in the size that best suits your needs. 

Our steel glass grain storage silos can also provide better grain ventilation, especially when compared to concrete. You can also get information about grain storage tanks via https://borton.net/grain-storage-and-handling/.

Mild Steel Grain Storage Silos

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Grains always need to be refrigerated when the average outside temperature is 10 to 15 degrees lower than the grain. For winter storage in northern states, it should be refrigerated to near or below 30°F. 

Refrigerate grains with ventilation to reduce the risk of insect attack. Insect reproduction is reduced at temperatures below about 60°F. Insects are latent below about 50°F and can be killed by prolonged exposure at temperatures below about 30°F.

Cooling the grains with simultaneous cooling from outside temperatures reduces moisture migration and the potential for condensation in the upper areas of the grain pile. 

In addition, moisture content and grain temperature affect the rate of mold growth and grain spoilage, where the allowable storage time is doubled with approximately every 10-degree decrease in grain temperature.

When planning a new or replacement grain storage silo, it is important to fully consider the advantages of glass melting steel tanks over other materials such as concrete. 

In general, steel grain silos cast from steel offer longer-lasting value, higher quality construction, multiple customization options, excellent ventilation, and weight advantages that are better suited for even the most demanding industrial applications.