Grain Dryers

Continuous mixed flow grain dryers for optimal drying performance

For maintaining the optimum quality of your stored grain, Chief Industries offer innovative and dependable grain dryers for farm and commercial use. To make sure you have the drying system that is right for your operation, Chief will carefully assess your operation and find the energy efficient solution that’s right for you.

    Array ( [id] => 902 [type] => document [contentType] => text/html [pagetitle] => Chief CBD Batch Dryer [longtitle] => [description] => Dependable, energy-efficient Chief batch dryers are used for drying commodities such as corn, wheat, soybeans and rice. [alias] => chief-cbd-batch-dryer [link_attributes] => [published] => 1 [pub_date] => 0 [unpub_date] => 0 [parent] => 899 [isfolder] => 0 [introtext] => [content] => <h2>Efficient and Economical Drying</h2> <p>The Chief CBD Batch dryer—compact design<img style="margin: 10px; float: right;" src="assets/site/images/UK/batchdryer-1.jpg" alt="" width="444" height="266" /><br />combining optimal performance with low investment.<br />Features:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Fully galvanised construction to minimum 275g/sg.m.</p> </li> <li> <p>Completely bolted construction.</p> </li> <li> <p>Equalising Pressure drying laterals.</p> </li> <li> <p>2000 mm subframe.</p> </li> <li> <p>1 x Discharge collection hoppers including sight glass.</p> </li> <li> <p>1 x Outlet complete with control slide, 720mm above ground.</p> </li> <li> <p>Access ladder to roof level.</p> </li> <li> <p>Choice of direct or indirect fired heaters - oil or gas fired. Complete with fuel tank and wheels.</p> </li> <li> <p>Duct thermostat, positioned in hot air duct with dial temperature selection to achieve a constant temperature according to the selected temperature.</p> </li> </ul> <p><strong>MODELS</strong></p> <p>Showing batch size and typical drying times for wheat from 18% m.c. to 14% m.c. with drying air temperature of 50<sup>o</sup> C, ambient temperature of 20<sup> o</sup> C, and relative humidity of 70%.    Please note drying times vary according to condition of grain and variations in ambient conditions.   The figures below are based on a specific selection of fan and diesel heater combinations, but options exist for selection of different fans and heaters and Chief technical staff will be glad to advise on specific applications.</p> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="92"> <p align="center">MODEL</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="154"> <p align="center">MAXIMUM BATCH SIZE IN TONS (780kg/m<sup>3</sup>)</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">DRYING TIME</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">COOLING TIME</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">TOTAL TIME PER BATCH</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="92"> <p>CBD 2/24</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="154"> <p align="center">8.5</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">5.5hrs</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">2hrs</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">7.5hrs</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="92"> <p>CBD 3/24</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="154"> <p align="center">11.1</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">5.1hrs</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">2hrs</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">7.1hrs</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="92"> <p>CBD 4/24</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="154"> <p align="center">13.7</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">6.3hrs</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">2hrs</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">8.3hrs</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="92"> <p>CBD 5/24</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="154"> <p align="center">16.3</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">5.8hrs</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">2hrs</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">7.8hrs</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="92"> <p>CBD 6/24</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="154"> <p align="center">18.9</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">6.9hrs</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">2hrs</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">8.9hrs</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="92"> <p>CBD 7/24</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="154"> <p align="center">21.5</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">7.9hrs</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">2hrs</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">9.9hrs</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" width="92"> <p>CBD 8/24</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="154"> <p align="center">24.1</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">5.1hrs</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">2hrs</p> </td> <td valign="top" width="123"> <p align="center">7,9hrs</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-size: 1.1rem;">Since batch drying is a slower more gentle style of drying, with the availability to select quite modest drying air temperatures, it is particularly suitable for sensitive crops and seed drying applications.</span></p> <p>Capital costs of these dryers are also much lower than for continuous flow and re-circulating batch dryers and are therefore well suited to the smaller grain producer.</p> [richtext] => 1 [template] => 37 [menuindex] => 0 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grain and efficient dependable service. [alias] => chief-commercial-dryers [link_attributes] => chief dryer [published] => 1 [pub_date] => 0 [unpub_date] => 0 [parent] => 899 [isfolder] => 0 [introtext] => Chief commercial dryers utilize continuous mix flow technology to maintain optimum quality of stored grain and efficient dependable service. [content] => <h2><img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px;" title="Chief continuous flow grain dryer" src="assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/Dryers/Murdock%20600x800.jpg" alt="Chief continuous flow grain dryer" width="45%" />Continuous mixed-flow grain dryers for optimal drying performance</h2> <ul> <li>Custom-designed to your unique needs</li> <li>Efficient, reliable commodity drying throughout the world</li> <li>Easy to install and maintain</li> </ul> <h2>Used around the world!</h2> <p>Standard dryer capacities for standard feed wheat range from 9 - 326tph, however Chief Dryers are used for a wide variety of commodities including:</p> <ul> <li>Corn/ Maize</li> <li>Soybean</li> <li>Rapeseed</li> <li>Feed Wheat</li> <li>Seed Wheat</li> <li>Milling Wheat</li> <li>Sorghum/Milo</li> <li>Beans</li> <li>Sunflower</li> <li>Peas</li> <li>Rice/Paddy</li> <li>Coffee</li> <li>Coco</li> <li>Linseed</li> </ul> <p class="caption"><br />Please contact Chief UK for sizing of dryers.</p> <p>The requirements of your dryer will be carefully assessed, assuring proper operation regardless of most environmental conditions, including extreme climates.</p> <hr /> <h2><img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px;" title="Chief continuous flow grain dryer with cladding" src="assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/Dryers/Neoga%20600x932.JPG" alt="Chief continuous flow grain dryer with cladding" width="33%" />Consistent uniform airflow</h2> <p>Chief Dryers assure even temperature and airflow for optimum drying results.</p> <h2>Built for years of continuous use</h2> <p>Chief Dryers are constructed of high quality steel, and includes exterior covered in PVC coated cladding to add many years of dependable service. All components are engineered for maximum longevity.</p> <h2>Touch screen operation</h2> <p>Our standard Schneider touch screen PLC control panels offer maximum visualisation with multi-lingual display.</p> <h2><img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px;" title="reduced maintenance grain dryer " src="assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/Dryers/Humboldt%20600x968.jpg" alt="reduced maintenance grain dryer " width="33%" />Easy installation</h2> <p>Chief Dryers are supplied in complete kit form and preassembled modular sections and feature completely bolted construction.</p> <h2>Reduced maintenance</h2> <p>The Chief Dryer requires minimal cleaning and maintenance resulting from its ‘'clean'’ design inside and out.</p> <h2>Environmentally considerate</h2> <p>Our team of dryer experts will carefully consider the environmental concerns of your specific locality, including the height, noise reduction, dust reduction, colour and/or air quality requirements.</p> <hr /> <h2><img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px;" title="chief grain dryer panel" src="assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/Dryers/CD%20Panel%20and%20screen%20600x800.jpg" alt="chief grain dryer panel" width="33%" />Control Panel</h2> <ul> <li>Schneider touch screen PLC as standard</li> <li>Schneider visual control equipment</li> <li>Maximum visualisation</li> <li>Multi-lingual</li> </ul> <p>Options:</p> <ul> <li>300mm premium screen</li> <li>Internet connection via app</li> <li>Remote monitoring</li> <li>Control of complete grain facility</li> <li>Direct moisture monitoring and control</li> </ul> <hr /> <h2><img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px;" title="Chief dryer modular construction" src="assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/Dryers/CD%20Construction%20600x800.JPG" alt="Chief dryer modular construction" width="33%" />Installation</h2> <ul> <li>All bolted construction</li> <li>CAD build drawings for each dryer</li> <li>Solidworks 3D illustrated installation instructions</li> </ul> <hr /> <h2><img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px;" title="chief dryer cladding" src="assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/Dryers/Cladding%20278x209.JPG" alt="chief dryer cladding" width="33%" />Cladding</h2> <ul> <li>PVC Cladding</li> <li>Color to customer's preference</li> <li>Hot air column thermally insulated</li> <li><em><a title="color chart" href="assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/Dryers/2013panelkcolorchart2.jpg" target="_blank">Click for Colour options</a></em></li> </ul> <hr /> <h2><img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px;" title="chief dryer burners" src="assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/Dryers/CD%20Burners%20600x386.JPG" alt="chief dryer burners" width="33%" />Burners</h2> <ul> <li>Fully modulating gas burners including gas trains</li> <li>Staged oil burners</li> <li>Multi fuel burners</li> </ul> <p>Optional heat sources </p> <ul> <li>Steam</li> <li>Hot water</li> <li>Indirect firing</li> </ul> <hr /> <h2><img style="margin-left: 10px; float: right;" title="Chief dryer Side mount fan" src="assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/Dryers/CD%20Side%20mount%20fan%20278x243.jpg" alt="Chief dryer Side mount fan" width="25%" /><img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px;" title="Chief dryer Vertical Fan" src="assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/Dryers/Chief%20Dryer%20Vertical%20Fan%20278x209.JPG" alt="Chief dryer Vertical Fan" width="25%" />Fans</h2> <ul> <li>Standard high efficiency axial fans</li> <li>Vertical or horizontal</li> <li>Standard silencing to 85DBA @ 1.0'</li> <li>Additional silencing available</li> </ul> <p><img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" title="Chief Dryer Heat recovery" src="assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/Dryers/Chief%20Dryer%20Heat%20Reclaim%20Schematic.jpg" alt="Chief Dryer Heat recovery" width="35%" />Options:</p> <ul> <li>Variable speed</li> <li>Dust collection fans</li> <li>Powered weather covers</li> </ul> <p> </p> <hr /> <h2><img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px;" title="Chief Dryer pnuematic Discharge" src="assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/Dryers/CD%20discharge%20600x331.JPG" alt="Chief Dryer pnuematic Discharge" width="33%" />Discharge</h2> <ul> <li>Full width pneumatic pulse action</li> <li>Includes compressor as standard</li> </ul> <hr /> <h2><img style="float: right; margin-left: 10px;" title="Chief Dryer Standard features" src="assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/Dryers/CHA%2013702%20Commercial%20Dryer%20Brochure%20(2).jpg" alt="Chief Dryer Standard features" width="33%" />Standard Dryer Features:</h2> <p>1. Cladding</p> <p>2. Burners</p> <p>3. Combustion Chamber</p> <p>4. Fans</p> <p>5. Discharge</p> <hr /> <h2>OPTIONAL FEATURES:</h2> <p><strong>Additional optional features to above specifications:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Additional silencing to meet local regulations.</li> <li>Differing outlet height</li> <li>Variable speed fans</li> <li>Evacuation doors</li> <li>Fire detection &amp; suppression system</li> <li>Dust suppression systems</li> <li>Indirect firing</li> <li>Burner safety cage</li> <li>Cable loom dryer to control panel</li> <li>Spare part packages</li> <li>Horizontal fans</li> <li>Powered weather covers</li> <li>Powered air volume control</li> <li>Powered/ mechanical cooling doors</li> <li>Larger 300mm touch screen</li> <li>SCADA PC based control</li> <li>Ancillary equipment control</li> <li>Split columns</li> <li>Internal platforms</li> <li>Remote control</li> <li>Auto moisture control &amp; monitoring</li> </ul> <p> </p> [richtext] => 1 [template] => 38 [menuindex] => 1 [searchable] => 1 [cacheable] => 1 [createdby] => 3 [createdon] => 1473446435 [editedby] => 27 [editedon] => 1479887117 [deleted] => 0 [deletedon] => 0 [deletedby] => 0 [publishedon] => 1427290980 [publishedby] => 2 [menutitle] => Chief CD Continuous Mixed Flow Grain Dryer [donthit] => 0 [privateweb] => 0 [privatemgr] => 0 [content_dispo] => 0 [hidemenu] => 0 [class_key] => modDocument [context_key] => UK [content_type] => 1 [uri] => products/grain-dryers/chief-commercial-dryers.html [uri_override] => 0 [hide_children_in_tree] => 0 [show_in_tree] => 1 [properties] => Array ( [stercseo] => Array ( [index] => 1 [follow] => 1 [sitemap] => 1 [priority] => 0.5 [changefreq] => [urls] => ) ) [tv.CHA-SectionImage] => assets/site/images/Agri/ProductImages/Dryers/IMG_2292.JPG [idx] => 2 [link] => )