SILOS need to be checked every three weeks for best maintenance and storage.
Just as machinery is maintained to ensure it operates to its full potential, a silo needs to be maintained as well.
Owners should look for signs of moisture, temperature and pests.
First, check your seals. If a seal is damaged, any external pests and excess humidity will get into your silo, thus spoiling your grain.
Any opening on your sealed silo will have a ring, if this ring appears discoloured or has cracks, chances are that your silo isn't sealing to its full potential.
HE Silos meets and exceeds the Australian Standard for Sealed Silos AS2628.
The company offers warranty on all new silos, including seals within the first 12 months from delivery.
They also offer replacement seals outside of the warranty period for a small fee.
An aeration system in a silo will aid in maintaining grain quality, control the moisture in the silo, reduce insect activity and increase the longevity of your grain storage.
Without any aeration, grain will effectively remain the same temperature it was when put into the silo at harvest, impacting on future germination.
For those wanting to go the extra mile, check out the HE Silos Thermal Insect Control Systems.
These systems are used in conjunction with HE Silos' grain storage to safely administer fumigation chemicals to grain while negating the need to access the silo from the top lid.
This ensures all potentially dangerous chemical handling is completed at ground level. Not only that but reducing the need to access the top of the silo creates a safer environment. The thermal insect control system works in combination with UV light and thermal air to maximise fumigation in our sealable grain storage products.
Optimise your storage with award winning technology that will not only save you money in the long run but add value to your product now.
To enquire about the HE Silos Aeration Systems, the Silos Thermal Insect Control Systems or other queries about storage solutions, phone 1800 046 046.