The ability to dry grain increases both your harvesting opportunities and your ability to store and market grain at optimum moisture and temperature levels. To avoid deterioration grains must be stored below a certain level – generally below 12% for cereals and 5-9% for oilseeds. However, harvesting grain at higher moisture levels has many advantages…
Grain crops that have been successfully dried in Kotzur drying silos include: wheat, barley, triticale, canola, maize, corn, popcorn, sorghum, peas, beans, sunflowers….
Generally in-silo drying is slower than a purpose built grain dryer and the moisture at which grain can be put into a silo for drying is limited by relative humidity. Despite this limitation, our system has a number of advantages:
Kotzur has the knowledge and expertise to help you with your grain drying requirements. Our support service will assist you in getting the most from your Drying Silo. For larger silo drying options please ask about our new louvred aeration system for on-ground silos.
The Kotzur drying silo uses a specially developed and patented drying cone/plenum. The air is forced into this plenum and then passes through the grain mass.
Different drying silo models, fan combinations and grain have varying specifications, however the typical airflow is 15-20 litres per second per tonne of grain or a complete change of air in the silo each 25-50 seconds.
This airflow is 10-15 times that achieved using conventional aeration. The plenum design ensures that this air flow is uniform through the grain mass and is not restricted by screens etc.
|Model||Capacity M3||Capacity Wheat(1) T||Max Load T(2)||Height to Centre M||Height to Eave M||Nom. Diameter M||Outlet Height mm||Cone Angle||Auger Length(3) M (ft)||Wide Load Pilots(4)|
|GPE 8-4-35D||154||128||142||9.5||7.8||5.8||700||35°||16.6 (55′)||Built on site|
|GPE 10-4-35D||257||213||236||10.3||8.2||7.3||700||35°||18.0 (59′)||Built on site|
|GPE 10-5-35D||303||251||279||11.4||9.3||7.3||700||35°||19.9 (65′)||Built on site|
|GPE 10-6-35D||349||290||321||12.5||10.4||7.3||700||35°||21.5 (71′)||Built on site|
|Description||Part Number||Size||Power Requirement|
|Kotzur 22/17 Single Phase Fan(1)||AERATION D 0217||7.5 Kw||50Hz240V/33A or 480V/17A(1)|
|Kotzur 22/17 3 Phase Fan(1)||AERATION D 0218||7.5 Kw||50Hz 415V 3F 13A(1)|
|Gas Drying Heater Kit(2)||K059004||29Kw, 101MJ/Hr||240V/0.75A, LPG 1.5-2.1Kg/Hr(3)|
|Diesel/Kerosene Drying Heater Kit(2)||K059005||27Kw, 97MJ/Hr||240V/1.4A, Diesel 2.5 litres/Hr|