A low-cost solution for low volume ventilation of floor stored grain has been launched by BDC Systems Ltd.
The Ventilation Pyramid is designed to blow air up through grain via a fan located outside of the building, delivering maximum cooling and optimum air distribution, providing ventilation for up to 400t per unit.
With an open lateral design resulting in low air resistance leading to greater efficiency, the Ventilation Pyramid also has excellent stability due it its low-profile outline.
The Ventilation Pyramid uses a standard drainage pipe under concrete to connect to the fan and has an optional galvanised sump chamber with various spigot sizes. Its manhole assembly gives a level finish when not in use.
Andrew Head, BDC Systems’ sales director, said: “Blowing air up through grain is preferable to sucking air down as it improves air distribution, any potential problems rise to the surface, fan heating reduces the relative humidity of blown air, warm damp air is flushed from the building and cooling can start as soon as the Ventilation Pyramids are covered.”
BDC Systems’ team will be available to talk through its extensive range of grain drying, cleaning, storage, handling, ventilation, milling and mixing equipment at Cereals on Stand 534.