Grain Storage Facility Design

OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

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Fact sheets

Presentations and Training materials

Journal articles

OSU Aeration fan calculator for estimating fan power needed to aerate grain bins

OSU Duct loss calculator for approximating static pressure in ducts when designing grain aeration and closed loop fumigation systems

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Fact Sheets

Aeration and Cooling of Stored Grain
BAE-1101 presents information on operating, specifying and designing an aeration system for stored grain. By Carol Jones and James Hardin

Aeration Systems for Flat Bottomed Round Bins
BAE-1102 This fact sheet covers the design or selection of aeration system components for flat-bottom, round grain bins. By Carol Jones and Geetika Dilawari.

Aeration Systems for Cone-Bottomed Round Bins
BAE-1103 This fact sheet presents information for the design or selection of aeration system components for cone-bottom round grain bins. By Carol Jones and Geetika Dilawari.

Auger Conveyors
BAE-1105 The purpose of this fact sheet is to describe various types and uses of augers. By Pete Bloome, Sam Harp, and Gerald Brusewitz

Bunker Silo Sizing and Management
BAE-1011 This fact sheet provides management tips for properly locating, constructing and managing a bunker silo to obtain the maximum benefit in both feed quality and quantity. By Raymond L. Huhnke

Design of Closed-loop Fumigation Systems for Grain Storage Structures
BAE-1111 . This fact sheet discusses design of closed-loop fumigation systems for grain storage structures. By Carol Jones, James Hardin, and Edmond Bonjour

Presentations and training materials

Closed Loop Fumigation of a Concrete Elevator in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
(Powerpoint presentation)

Closed Loop Fumigation of a Small Rural Concrete Elevator in a Growing Urban Setting
(pdf, 2008)

Alternatives for Quality Preservation of grain
(Powerpoint presentation)

Equilibrium Moisture Content (EMC) of grain - approximation reference

Oilseed Storage
(Powerpoint presentation)

Aeration Management
(Powerpoint presentation)

Biofuels: Ag Expo 08

By-Product Storage: Ag Expo 07

Grain Bin Sealing and Sanitation

Improving Fumigation with Closed Loop Systems

Grain aeration: Just the Basics
(Powerpoint presentation)

Empty Bin Maintenance

Grain Aeration: More Info, Please!
(Powerpoint presentation)

OSU Temperature activated automatic aeration controller
This documents plans for assembling an OSU designed, temperature activated, automatic aeration controller that supports up to 3 small fans. By Carol Jones

Journal Articles

Ozone fumigation of stored grain; closed-loop recirculation and the rate of ozone consumption
J.A. Hardin, C.L. Jones, E.L. Bonjour, R.T. Noyes, R.L. Beeby, D.A. Eltiste and S. Decker

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