Grain storage systems on agricultural farms are used to reduce grain loss by storing it properly and safely. A lack of proper grain storage can result in 20% to 100% grain loss, which could lead to unstable food supplies.
Although there are many storage options, compatible grain storage bins are the most widely used. Grain bins are popular because they are easy to maintain and affordable. Grain bins have a rich history. This is what makes them so appealing.
The ancient Greeks were the first to use grain bins. Because of its ease of maintenance and portability, this method is widely accepted around the world. This grain storage method was developed over the past century, and many modern grain bins were created. Technology's continued advancement would make it possible for grain bins to be modernized.
Globally, grain bins are being used. There are many types of grain bins available in different regions. Grain bins can be made from metal, cement, and steel. The economic situation and weather patterns of each country will affect the type of bins.
Franklin Hiram King invented the tower silos/bins, which are cylindrical-shaped structures. The bins can be 10 to 90 meters high and 3 to 27 meters wide. You can make tower bins from wood staves or cast concrete. The materials used to construct bins can have an impact on the construction costs and their durability.
Tower bins have many advantages, including high capacity, durability, and less damage to grains. Some bins feature the ability to keep grains in low-oxygen environments, which helps prevent mold and decay of fermented materials. This also ensures that the grains are of high quality.