Category: Storage pest and insect control

Nitrogen – notes for use in stored grain

Equipment requirements:

Requires a gas-tight sealed silo – meeting Australian standard AS2628 being a five minute half-life pressure-test.
Nitrogen generators are required to produce 99% concentration N gas from the ambient air which is: 78% N, 21% O₂, 0.9% Ar, 0.04% C0₂ and water vapour.
Nitrogen generation units, two designs:

“Pressure swing adsorption” (PSA) […]

GRDC GrowNotes Grain Storage

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A key component to storing grain on farm successfully is having the knowledge of best-practice management to avoid costly quality issues and disasters. This manual aims to provide relevant information, links to other resources and contacts to enable a base understanding of how to […]

Annual Pressure Test

Pressure testing a silo ensures it can maintain gas concentrations at sufficient levels to kill all insects at all life stages.
Although a silo may be sold as a “sealed silo”, this does not automatically mean it’s suitable for fumigation. Gas-tight seal status can only be proven with a pressure test.
Pressure […]