A few times a year, we receive a call from a customer concerned that their silo is leaking. In very rare occasions, this may be the case, BUT…… in the overwhelmingly majority of cases, what the customer is seeing in their silo is MOISTURE MIGRATION.
- Monitoring the grain- every fortnight in summer (life cycle of some insects can be over as little as 3 weeks) and monthly in winter.
- Use Aeration to remove moisture migration.
Before filling your silo
- Check your seals! When performing your silo maintenance, check the seals around the lid and manhole. Especially when filling or out loading
- Pressure test your silo- So, once your silo is sealed, perform a pressure test.
|Grain germinated in silo due to moisture migration|
There are a number of other factors that can cause moisture migration, and the stored grain website has a host of valuable information, fact sheets and videos including videos on how to maintain your silo and how to perform a seal test. This information can be obtained at www.storedgrain.com.au
If you have any question regarding Moisture Migration or think your silo is leaking, don’t hesitate to give us a freecall on 1800 046 046 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org