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16/05/2017 Latest News

Grain Drying with Calor - Savings to Dry For

Calor, Ireland’s leading provider and supplier of LPG, recently hosted a grain drying information day in Kettles Country House Hotel in Swords. Grain drying is a highly competitive business in Ireland and managing associated energy costs is an area of particular focus for many Irish farm businesses.  Calor LPG is a cleaner, efficient fuel, which is perfect for mobile and on-site grain drying, and for this reason many Irish farm businesses look to Calor for their energy needs.

The information day opened with a breakfast meet and greet followed by presentations by Brian Derham, Regional Sales Manager Larry Smith and Stephen Lynam Sales Representatives from Calor Gas. Through their presentations, the speakers examined the benefits of Calor’s LPG offering for grain farmers, with a specific focus on and introduction to the Flynn family, natives of Swords in County Dublin, who have experienced the extensive benefits of using LPG for grain drying, since they switched from oil to Calor over a year ago. Attendees at the event were then invited to a grain drying demonstration in Warrenstown Co. Meath where Calor have recently installed a tailored energy solution for the Hobson family.

As with other aspects of farming, Irish farmers have looked to international best practice to drive down costs.  Farmers across Europe are increasingly relying on Calor Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for their grain drying business as no other fuel offers the same combination of portability and accessibility while also delivering substantial cost reductions in terms of efficiency and burner maintenance reduction.  LPG is a cleaner, more efficient fuel that can make a real difference in reducing the carbon footprint of farms and agribusinesses

In addition to the price savings and environmental benefits, LPG is easy to operate and allows for more efficient maintenance.  The cleaner burning properties of LPG also reduce the cost of maintenance.  The soot build up associated with other fuels does not occur with LPG.  

LPG’s complete combustion process reduces both the chance of grain combustion and the possibility of water ingress or fuel sediment contaminating the grain drying process.  The flexibility of LPG allows farmers to dry their grain to the exact specification that their customers require.  This enables them to preserve the quality of their crops and reduce waste. 

Brian Derham, Regional Sales Manager, Calor commented: “At Calor we understand that no two farm businesses are the same, but a distinct advantage of our LPG product is that it is flexible and can provide an energy solution for all types of farm businesses. LPG is used around the world to dry grain economically and efficiently to the correct levels appropriate to each farmer’s storage and sale requirements. Our team of highly-skilled experts who work with our agribusiness and farm customers strive to give hands on and technical support to ensure that our customer’s energy needs are met and closely managed."