Under-floor Ventilation System
FloorVent under-floor ventilation is a cost-saving cooling system for new floors, new stores, hopper bottomed bins and silos. It combines the benefits of Pile-Dry Pedestals and Fans with the need to make store handling and filling easier.
FloorVent suits deep grain stores where logistics and safety considerations make moving fans between Pedestals difficult.
How FloorVent works
Pile-Dry FloorVent under-floor ventilation units comprise a 12” diameter perforated steel Pedestal tube with a conical cap fitted into one end. The cap serves to deflect grain that is poured onto the unit, sometimes from very high conveyor systems.
The tube is fitted to an under-floor duct via a steel base plate connector that fits into a man-hole recess in the concrete floor.
When not in use, the tube and connector plate are removed and a man-hole cover is used to cover the hole and leave the floor totally multi-purpose.
Less chance that ducts will move during filling. When pushing up or levelling the grain, there is no tube protruding from the grain that could be damaged.
Pile-Dry Fans suck heat from the grain and vent it directly outside the building, avoiding the need for building extraction fans – although fresh air intake using our fixed StoreVent louvres is still advisable.
Installing a FloorVent System
Typical FloorVent under-floor ventilation installation
Choosing FloorVent or Pile-Dry Pedestals?
From an overall cost versus benefit point of view, Pile-Dry Pedestal and Fans is the most cost-effective crop cooling system.
For new floors or new stores, where grain will be stored above 6-7m depth, a FloorVent Pedestal and Fan system provides greater practical benefits when filling the store and handling the fans.
When compared to a traditional under-floor system, FloorVent is the most cost-effective crop cooling system.
Considering using FloorVent for your store?
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