Grain Pedestals for fast crop cooling
. vertical cooling system on the market
Stored grain represents a huge investment. Maximising the return from this investment requires professional grain pedestals system that maintains crop quality. Pile-Dry Pedestals cool crops quickly to prevent insects, conserve quality, reduce waste and meet crop assurance requirements.
Martin Lishman can draw on 45 years of proven crop storage innovation and experience to provide the most energy-efficient, cost-effective, practical and convenient solution to crop cooling, making Pile-Dry Pedestals the number one choice as part of a professional crop storage system.
With faster filling systems and some stores now reaching 15 metres deep, store managers face some interesting challenges to make ventilation systems meet their changing needs. The continuing innovation of Pile-Dry Pedestals is helping to meet these challenges.
Fast Cooling and Drying
The grain pedestal fans are typically used to suck air through the grain. Sucking avoids condensation at the grain surface and the grain does not have to be level filled.
Pile-Dry Pedestals are vertical and visible in the store. Typically, they are spaced at least 6m apart so loading and unloading grain around them is achieved easily.
Pile-Dry Pedestals will cool, dry and condition grain, long or short term in bulk stores, bins and silos. They have been used with all bulk stored crops – cereals, rape, rice, maize, pulses, potatoes, grass seed, wood chip and many more – and are operated in the same way for all. Hessian sleeves prevent small seeds passing through the perforated holes while maintaining the high airflow required.
Pile-Dry Pedestals are free-standing, metal, vertical ventilation ducts with centrifugal fans fitted into the top and moved between them. They are simple to install and leave buildings multi-purpose. Extensions can be added in multiples of 0.9 or 1.8m to ventilate grain up to 12m deep. If store walls are low or weak the grain can be surcharged around the Pedestal and slope down towards the wall or floor – the grain does not have to be level when sucking.
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Considering using Pile-Dry Pedestals for your store?