Large-volume or commercial operations may choose to use a DumPit Basement Insert. Used in conjunction with a conveyor system, a 1,000 bushel or larger pit can be unloaded considerably faster than a conventional pit, and with less potential damage to grain (an important factor when working with seed-quality grains). The open basement setup allows for easy access to the conveyor for maintenance.
Dust control at the grain receiving station
Striving to meet the needs of large grain-handling operations, Lowry Manufacturing has designed effective dust-handling equipment for basement insert facilities.
The problem: Operators voiced concerns that when unloading semi-tractor trailers of grain into drive-over receiving stations, that dust and other particles generated during that process filled the air and collected on equipment.
The solution: The Lowry Manufacturing design team developed a dust-collection system that can be built into a basement insert to remove particulate-filled air.
The system has undergone extensive engineering to ensure that the proper volume of air is pulled from the basement insert - resulting not only in a cleaner but a much safer, environment. Designs also allow for reintroduction of captured particles back into the grain stream.
Dust control is also of a big concern for grain operations because state and/or federal guidelines now mandate that the area in and around a grain-handling facility must maintain acceptible air-quality standards.
Systems designed by Lowry Manufacturing that are already in operation have been thoroughly tested and have proven to resolve those issues.