Efficient drying

Ever more proposals crop up on the market for building modern elevators. For the third year AgroCentre has cooperated with the North-American company GSI, which has all the equipment needed for efficient grain production.

With its 40 years in business, GSI International is a global leader in development and production of modern technologies and equipment for grain drying and storage. Thanks to their impeccable quality, longevity and high efficiency, all of the GSI products are very popular with farmers across the world.

“AgroCentre supplies Russia with both individual subsystems of the grain handling equipment and, jointly with its partners, complete solutions like turn-key elevators,” says Sergey Sobolev, head of the grain technologies department, AgroCentreLiski LLC. “This includes design, construction, equipment delivery, installation, adjustment, automation, commissioning, and follow-on round-the-clock servicing.” Grain drying facilities are an important component of putting the grain in storage. GSI manufactures modern modular and tower-type fully automatic dryers for grains, leguminous plants, and oil-bearing crops. The dryers can run on different fuels such as natural gas, liquid propane, and diesel. The choice of tower-type or modular dryers largely depends on consumer requirements and specifics of the farm.

Small farms could well do with modular drying and cleaning systems with an output of 4 to 100 tonnes per hour. Those are represented by single-, double- and triple-modular sections. To increase the output, it is possible to build up the number of dryer sections.

The modular dryers need no special foundation. They are supplied virtually preassembled and are quickly put into operation. Dedicated transportation systems (loading and unloading screw conveyers and unloading meter) are needed for their maintenance. For efficient drying it is necessary to use low noise fans with rotation frequency of 1,725 revolutions per minute. Heat generators operate at minimum fuel consumption with a high performance coefficient.

Drying grain on an industrial scale is most profitable in tower-type dryers. They take up little space, are easy to erect and their height is 30 to 40 m. The fans are inside the grain column, which is why the noise level is low.  The output of such towers is 100 to 300 tonnes per hour. The heat recirculation system ensures maximum fuel economy and cuts down on the cost of drying. Thanks to the absence of screws in loading/unloading subsystems, the elevator towers handle the grain more carefully.

“By using the specific types of the GSI dryers the farmers can bring the grain moisture content to the ideal level,” notes Sergey Sobolev. “This ensures the appropriate quality of grain and profitable sales.”

GSI dryers

  • 40-year expertise in dryer manufacture
  • 1st place on the US market
  • Ideal for drying maize
  • Minimum fuel consumption
  • Lower price compared to shaft dryers of a similar output
  • Patented options for reducing fuel consumption
  • Simple design (lower concrete needs for foundation)
  • A wide modular range. A specific dryer can be chosen for a specific farm
  • Shorter installation time as compared to the shaft dryers
  • Simple and fast cleaning
  • Different types of fuel (diesel, gas, propane)
  • US-made high quality components