How do grain floor drying systems work?
When building a storage facility for crop drying, the floors of the building are ventilated to allow air to circulate around the crop.
Typically, concrete drying floors are used for drying grain, or other materials such as willow or wood chips. Slabs are installed on solid ground and then an air tunnel is formed and hot air is blown under the slabs.
This air is then released through mesh strips which dries the products above. Using these slabs means they can withstand heavy machinery driving on them and have a longer lifespan than a traditional wooden flooring system.
These ventilated grain floor drying systems are built specifically to allow for a wide distribution of air, so the grain can be dried evenly.
Powering your system
Ensuring that the power used to dry your crops is sustainable is important for many agricultural businesses. To this end, you can utilise the power of solar energy.
Ideal for low-temperature drying solutions, you can fit the build of your crop storage with solar panels on the roof, powering your drying system and saving energy. There are very few restrictions on adding solar panels to agricultural buildings. Generally, because they have large roof spaces, at least one side faces the sun and they are often in more remote locations, not blocked by foresty,
Our on grain floor drying systems
Timmins Engineering uses precast concrete panels to allow us to fit the materials to your specific requirements. These panels create the unique ducting system which in turn allows the airflow for drying crops. We can install a drying floor as part of phase two to an existing build, or advise on the full construction of the steel-frame, full turn-key fabrication and drying-floor installation.
We also offer hardwood lift-out panels where required, allowing for easier access for cleaning and maintenance.
Contact us today to discuss your specific requirements.