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A smart and safe grain storage method

14 May 20203 min reading

“Smart and safe grain storage means storing the grain for longer periods without spoilage or quality loss. Stored grain is subject to change both physically and chemically. Dry, cool, and clean grains can be stored safely for a longer time with careful monitoring of moisture and temperature and proper grain management procedures and this can be done with the help of the right conditioning controls.”

Kuzey Eroğlu
R&D
Silo and Automation Group
Mechatronic Engineer
MYSiLO

The economic history tells us about the two significant turning points that revolutionize societies and increase economic performance to ensure growth: Agricultural and industrial revolutions.

The new industrial revolution, which is called Industry 4.0, has a structure that can change the relationship between production and consumption comprehensively. There is a new concept which is called smart product now. These products are driven by data transmitting sensors that can send functional guidance for customers and feedback for production systems as well as definable components and processors. Products with smart connections offer incrementally

increasing opportunities for new functionality, much more reliability, much higher product usage, and extraordinary capacities. These products have several functionalities including monitoring and measuring the state of products or users, transmitting data, and analyzing.

Temperature and humidity monitoring are fundamentals of grain storage methods. Cool and dry conditions are ideal for storing grains safely and for a long time. When grains start spoiling and moulding respiratory rate increases exponentially. Temperature change (5.5 ° C or 10 ° F weekly) is a clear indication of spoilage inside the chamber. The respiration also produces extra moisture, as a result of chemical processes, which is absorbed by the stored grain. It can also absorb the moisture condensed on the ceiling and sidewalls of the silo.

Smart and safe grain storage means storing the grain for longer periods without spoilage or quality loss. Stored grain is subject to change both physically and chemically. Freshly harvested grain generates (especially at high temperature and moisture levels) hot spots, moulding, mycotoxins as well as additional temperature and moisture that cause spoilage. Dry, cool, and clean grains can be stored safely for a longer time with careful monitoring of moisture and temperature and proper grain management procedures and this can be done with the help of the right conditioning controls. The Mysilo family which has caught the 4th industrial revolution, offers smart and safe storage systems and provides, analyzes, and reports real-time temperature and moisture data to help decision-makers to decide on conditioning methods and revolutionizes Grain Storage Systems.

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