Authors: Metzger, J. F., Terry, P. D. And W. E. Muir
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Description: Various types of fans are used to pro vide airflow for ventilation of stored grain. The reasons for ventilating grain in this way include grain quality maintenance by temperature and moisture control, and drying using unheated or slightly heated air. Fan selection to minimize the total operating and fixed costs requires accurate fan performance and total efficiency in formation. If air is blown through the grain, it increases in temperature slightly as it passes over the fan blades, and, in the case of direct-drive axial-flow fans, over the integrally mounted motor. This temperature increase may increase the rate of moisture removal from the grain, but it may also increase the rate of deterioration. Axial-flow fans are the most common fan type used in on-farm grain ventilation in Canada.

Keywords: performance of several axial-flow fans for grain bin ventilation
Citation: Metzger, J. F., Terry, P. D. and W. E. Muir 1981. PERFORMANCE OF SEVERAL AXIAL-FLOW FANS FOR GRAIN BIN VENTILATION. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 23(1):11-16.
Volume: 23
Issue: 1
Pages 11 - 16
Date: 1981
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