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Title: Comparative studies of temperature fluctuations within wooden and steel silos in Ibadan
Authors: Lucas, E. B.
Mijinyawa, Y.
Keywords: Condensation
Conductivity
Comparative
Deterioration
Fluctuation
Silo
Issue Date: Dec-1997
Publisher: The Nigerian Society of Engineers
Abstract: Temperature fluctuations and moisture condensation within the interiors of a steel and wooden silos were determined experimentally. The steel silo is of 1mm thickness while the wooden silo is a two-layered wall panel of 12mm and 6mm thick plywood separated by 50mm air-gap. Measurements taken during the hotter months of March and April in Ibadan showed that temperature fluctuations in the steel and wooden silos were 9°C and 7°C respectively. Corresponding maximum temperature in the silos were 38.5°C and 37.2°C. While the interior of the wooden silo remained dry, the steel silo had condensed moisture droplets lining its inner walls. Since moisture condensation in a silo contributes to grain spoilage by biological agents, wooden silos are rated superior in respect of reducing this adverse feature.
URI: http://ir.library.ui.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/123456789/1100
ISSN: 1119-5363
Appears in Collections:Academic Publications in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering

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