Authors: Muir, W.E., Sinha, R.N. And H.A.H. Wallace
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Description: Three main physical methods of preventing and controlling deterioration of stored grain are to control (i) moisture content, (ii) temperature and (iii) gaseous atmosphere. Drying the grain is the most common and probably most effective method but as the cost of energy increases, other methods requiring less energy need to be considered. It should be possible to design granaries that can be cooled by the cold winter weather of Western Canada with the expenditure of little or no energy. It may also be possible to design inexpensive granaries, for example air-tight bins, in which gaseous atmosphere can be controlled, but the fabrication and construction of such modified granaries will probably require some what more energy than that required for the common types now being produced in Western Canada. The effect of grain temperatures on the rate of deterioration of stored grain has been reviewed previously (Muir 1973 Sinha 1973 Wallace 1973). The control of the gaseous atmosphere in the granary by making the bins airtight has been reviewed by Hyde and Burrell (1973). Muir and Wallace (1971) and Muir et al. (1973b) reported on tests of airtight storages under the continental temperate climate of the Canadian Prairies. The objective of this research project was to compare over 3 yr the storage characteristics of three types of farm granaries: a plywood control bin, a natural-convection-cooled bin and a butyl-rubber bin.

Keywords: comparison of the storage characteristics of three types of farm granaries
Citation: Muir, W.E., Sinha, R.N. and H.A.H. Wallace 1977. COMPARISON OF THE STORAGE CHARACTERISTICS OF THREE TYPES OF FARM GRANARIES. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 19(1):20-24.
Volume: 19
Issue: 1
Pages 20 - 24
Date: 1977
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