Silos are made of sheet metal, with a galvanized coating. And although it may seem otherwise, the increase in temperature of the sheet due to the heat of the sun is very superficial and does not affect the grain mass.
The temperature variation that does affect the grain mass is caused by the fermentation processes, that is, when there is a moisture focus that begins to deteriorate the grain, and one of the consequences is the temperature increase.
Hence the importance of detecting moisture sources by means of tools that allow to measure the temperature inside the silos and set an alarm when there is an increase in temperature in any of the points, indicating that something serious is happening inside.
Silos Córdoba offers thermometry systems that allow the measurement, monitoring and control of the temperature and humidity of the cereal inside the silo. This system includes the supports for the different probes adapted to the structure of the roofs.
Once the moisture has been detected, it is necessary to act, either by ventilating, that is to say, putting air at medium pressure inside the silo; or by recirculating and transferring the grain to another place, which is much safer.
Temperature control by means of a thermometry system is only one of the processes of great importance for the future conservation of the grain, which normally has a much higher value than the silo where it is stored.