Taking A Closer Look At The Benefits Of Propane In Crop-Drying Applications

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Taking A Closer Look At The Benefits Of Propane In Crop-Drying Applications

5 October 2015
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When you are in the business of farming, you may not always be able to count on the weather and humidity to create the ideal atmosphere for drying off the crops that you have harvested. This is why so many farmers rely on crop-drying systems in their everyday operations. By using heat and dehumidified air, the crops and grains that have been harvested and stored can be maintained at a moisture level that wards off mold and rot. Propane is perhaps the most popular energy choice for crop drying systems and there are several good reasons why that is the case. 

Even and Precise Drying Operations

Propane is considered a highly efficient fuel source because it burns evenly at stable temperatures. This level-tempered burning means that the heat provided by crop dryers will be even and precise throughout your grain storage bins. You will not have to be concerned with exterior points of grain or crops being overly dried because of higher temperatures, as the heat will be more evenly distributed through bins and storage containers. A higher-quality yield when the crop drying process is over is all about even heating, which can be harder to achieve with electrical-powered heat systems that are available on the market.

Bulk Delivery Means Greater Control Over Overall Costs 

One of the big benefits of propane, compared to energy sources like electricity or natural gas, is the fact that it can be purchased in bulk quantities and stored on-site in large vessels. With other energy sources, you have to pay for the fuel you use after the drying season is well under way, typically by the month. With propane, however, you can make one lump-sum investment into the fuel that you are going to need at the beginning of the season, and have it ready and waiting for use when crop drying operations begin. Many agriculturists prefer this because it gives them a greater sense of control over how much money they are spending on energy for crop drying purposes. 

When you deliver your end product to the buyer in the crop market, you can count on your product being tested for moisture content right off the bat. With appropriate crop-drying systems, you can always be sure that what you deliver is just what the buyer wants. Talk to a commercial propane delivery company, such as Reeves Propane, for more information about propane as an energy source for your crop-drying systems.