old school grain drying

Discussion in 'Buildings & Infrastructure' started by Neddy flanders, May 17, 2017.

  1. yes I know on floor horizontal ducts are a pain in the arse and nobody likes them, but I'm sure many of you use similar systems.
    which do you prefer, laterals, horizontal metal tubes or plastic tubes.?
     
  2. Lincsman

    Lincsman Member

    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    Laterals, the others move when filling the store, and plastic ones have very little airflow.
     
  3. solo

    solo Member

    Location:
    worcestershire
    I have put some pictures of drive over floor grain drying in my set up. It used to be on floor A laterals. Today at work Wednesday and Thursday.
     
  4. solo

    solo Member

    Location:
    worcestershire
  5. KennyO

    KennyO Member

    Location:
    Angus
    @solo who made your drying floor?

    We have similar as a batch drier. Two 'Trays' 20'x20' with full mesh floors. We have heat and air and dry at about 1 % moisture per hour.
     
  6. solo

    solo Member

    Location:
    worcestershire
    Bdc in Hampshire supplied the troughs and grids, Bentall Rowlands the dryer tunnel. Local contractors supplied concreting and laying and project managed.
     
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  7. TheOnlyWheyIsEssex

    TheOnlyWheyIsEssex New Member

    Hello,

    First-time poster here. Use metal tubes myself and have tried most of the major fan firms with varying success. My main issue has been reliability. Can anyone recommend their supplier?

    Thanks.
     
  8. KennyO

    KennyO Member

    Location:
    Angus
  9. I was thinking of making something similar.

    Could I ask how deep you pile the grain?
     
  10. KennyO

    KennyO Member

    Location:
    Angus
    Ours was made/ designed by Clark & Sutherland of Aberdeen. It has a full mesh floor. We tip grain on about 3-4 foot deep. Newer designs have stirrers which allow for much deeper grain depths.
     
  11. So 20-25t in a batch? Sounds such a simple system. Just a fan and burner with no other moving parts.

    How long is a piece of string type question, but...

    How would you say your fan and burner compare in size to say one on a 10t opico batch drier?
     

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