The most influential factors in grain storage are moisture and temperature. High moisture content in grain, at certain temperatures, can promote diseases and development of fungal spores. Grains stored with high moisture levels can spoil and become unfit for food, and can even spontaneously ignite under ideal conditions.
Temperature is another factor that can affect the quality and storage period for grains. Higher temperatures affect grain quality and the ability of stored seeds to germinate over time.
With the TeleSense GrainSafe™, grain storage unit operators now can easily and swiftly setup a remote monitoring solution for their facilities. GrainSafe is an effective solution for continuously monitoring temperature, moisture, and poisonous gases in grain storage, and for receiving immediate alerts if any parameter breaches the user-defined, acceptable range.
GrainSafe comes in two forms to suit all kinds of storage units, including sheds, silos, bins and bulkheads.
For storage units that do not have existing temperature sensing cables, Telesense has a custom designed portable solution that contains sensors for temperature, humidity and certain fumigant gases, and is ideal for use in grain bulkheads. The sensors are battery powered and communicate wirelessly with an on-site gateway, which transmits the data to the cloud for processing. Monitoring software in the cloud analyzes the data and issues immediate alerts via SMS, email and on-site alarm if any sensor readings are outside of user-defined ranges. Installing this is as easy as turning it on and placing it within the top layers of the stored grain.