The benefits of using a pedestal system for cooling grain

There are various methods of cooling grain once it has been harvested, but which one is the most effective? And what are the benefits of using a pedestal system in your grain store?

The Plug&Cool Poly Pedestal system, combined with the energy-efficient aluminium fan allows you to change the temperature of your stored grain. This is done by using outside air that is at a different temperature than the grain indoors.

Why the need to cool grain?

It’s important to keep grain cool as warmer temperatures make it easier for mould to grow and for insects to thrive. This is obviously important to avoid any financial losses. One way to monitor the grain’s temperature is to use probes throughout various areas of the grain pile. The probes will take a reading of the temperature giving you more control over the cooling process.

What are the benefits of Pedestals?

The main benefit of using a pedestal system compared with ventilated flooring is simple, the cost. It is by far cheaper and more cost-effective to purchase the complete pedestal system for your store compared with installing hardwood flooring. It’s also easier to target different areas of the grain pile as the pedestal system is relatively easy to move around the grain store. Another benefit of individual, vertical pedestals is the level of control you have when cooling specific areas of the grain store.

What are pedestals?

Grain pedestals are free-standing, plastic, vertical ventilation ducts that hold a centrifugal ventilation fan on top. They can work in grain piles of up to six meters deep and have a cooling radius of five meters around each pedestal. The fan on top of the pedestal continually sucks air, pulling it through the grain which ultimately cools the grain down. This will then preserve the quality of the grain during warmer conditions.

The Plug&Cool Complete barn system is an excellent answer to cost-effective grain cooling. The complete package includes four pedestals, four 1.1Kw aluminium fans, and all of the accessories. Most importantly, the Multi-Zone control panel is included and is integral to controlling the temperature of your grain.

Give us a call today on 01621 868 138 to see how we can help you.

Share this article

The Cereals 2022 Review Video

20 June 2022

The Cereals 2022 Review Video

Read More
A fantastic event for Plug&Cool

13 June 2022

A fantastic event for Plug&Cool

Read More
Plug&Cool at this year’s Cereals event

26 May 2022

Plug&Cool at this year’s Cereals event

Read More