Introduction To Storage Of Grains In Silos
Grains are staple food that can be bought in large quantities. Rice, pulses and mustards are some of the most common grains.
Silos are grain storage units that can hold large amounts of cereals. It is used in agriculture to store grains (wet and dry), as well as fermented feed, also known as silage.
There are many types available depending on your needs, budget and design preferences. The most popular type is the Steel Silo.
Other types of silos include cement storage, concrete stave and low-oxygen tower. Fabric, modular silos are also available.
To ensure effectiveness, a silo operator must conduct regular checks and evaluations. Regular evaluations of the silo operator's ability to control pest-control measures, hoop spacing, and hoop size should be done.
Most storages are water-proof so they don't require any additional measures. However, in the event of any issues, moisture sealing techniques such as silicone-type sealant should be used.
For aeration equipment installation, the floor should be at least 8-16 inches above the outside grade. Concrete floor's base is formed by the conveyor tube, floor channel for partial air extraction, floor system and center hopper.
Once the amount of dry grain has been determined, the role of the aeration system is crucial. It must provide a constant moisture content to regulate the temperature.
To control rodents and other insects, you can use methods such as sanitation, natural resistance and chemical control. It is important to remember all the technical details. To have the best system, one must have sufficient experience in the field.