CONSERFRIO® grain chilling units for the safest and cost-effective storage of bulk grain, seeds and perishable granular products as wheat, barley, paddy rice, milled rice, maize, soybeans, sunflower seeds, cotton seeds, alfalfa pellets and cubes, feed pellets, etc.
The CONSERFRIO® system, which is based on the refrigeration ofthe grain in hygrometric equilibrium with it, minimize the mentionedproblems and stands for the cleanest, safest and most natural andecologic method for conserving grains, seeds and most kinds ofperishable granulated products.
Why use this system? The grain, even after harvested, still keeps on breathing. This breathing is a combustionchemical process where the grain converts its own mass into carbon dioxide and water, which in turn heats up and re-wetsthe grain, accelerating the product self-destruction. This non-reversible process of respiration increases at highertemperatures and moistures of the grain. By the proper use of refrigeration, the mentioned grain damaging process isminimized and kept under control. The grain once chilled, keeps its low temperature for a long time, without the need for acontinuous cooling. Direct consequences of non-controlled storing of wet grain are the appearing of fungi and toxins, whichare a very dangerous for the health of humans and animals. The proper storing of grain by means of chilled and dry air fixcompletely or widely minimize the problem.
At ambient temperatures of 15º C and higher, the insects develop, infesting and devastating the stored product. As well asthe weight loss also, the insect activity increases with temperature rise, up to a maximum level around 35º C, depending onvarieties. Under 15º C, the insects do not develop so it is not necessary to perform any dangerous, expensive, poisonouschemical treatment.
In the case of seed storing, the preservation of their germinating potential is the most important goal. An adequatepreservation of seeds, at low temperature and moisture levels results indispensable. Oilseeds and grains with high fatcontent, particularly benefit from adequate preservation by means of refrigeration. On the contrary, the heat rotten the oils,thus damaging the product in a non-reversible way.
Less fissured or cracked grains, better quality grain,and many other benefits have been demonstrated along manyyears of experience in the grain refrigeration technique by means of the CONSERFRIO® units.