Woldgrain Initiate Project Valiant

Woldgrain Storage Ltd., based at Hemswell Airfield, Lincolnshire, was established in 1980 to store grain on behalf of its founding members. The original scheme had 20,000 tonne storage with one drier, accompanied by 60tph handling equipment. The main products that Woldgrain handle are oilseed rape, barley, wheat and oats. Their expected throughput each year is between 85,000 and 100,000 tonnes.

With the success and an increase in membership in recent years the capacity has been increased in stages to 57,000 tonnes of ventilated storage with a total of two driers and two 250tph intake systems. Further increases in membership required extra facilities hence Project Valiant Phase 3 has taken place.

Project Valiant Phase 3 comprised of a further 26,000 tonnes of silo storage, carefully arranged with varying size silos to fill in several unused plots on the limited size site. Project Valiant represents a further important step along the road to achieving Woldgrain’s ultimate goal of a fully developed store of 85,000 tonnes.

Over a number of years Perry have worked with both GAME Engineering Ltd. & Jessops Construction Ltd. to install several machines at Woldgrain, including conveyors that were used for filling the original silos in 2012.

In 2014, more new Perry machines were installed. GAME Engineering Ltd. designed the layout and installed the equipment, while Jessops Construction Ltd. were the main contractors who Perry supplied and installed the drier for. The new installation included a 250tph horizontal chain & flight conveyor intake, a 100tph and a 250tph horizontal chain & flight conveyor, a 100tph curved combination chain & flight conveyor, a 100tph and a 250tph belt & bucket elevator, screw dischargers & screw conveyors along with the M618 80tph grain drier with PLC control panel.

Woldgrain is now able to intake up to 750tph and boasts one Perry drier, Seven Perry screw conveyors / bin dischargers, thirty-four Perry industrial specification conveyors, two curved combination industrial specification conveyors and four industrial specification elevators.

Woldgrain have also installed a number of Perry’s silo discharge augers, which make emptying large silos quick, easy, safe and efficient.

All of Perry’s conveyors are made from durable, heavy duty galvanised steel and are available from three different ranges. The agricultural range is capable of capacities of up to 60tph, the heavy duty agricultural range is capable of up to 120tph and the industrial range will comfortably cope with up to 800tph. With the three ranges available this enables Perry to tailor each machine to suit the customer’s needs, this has included the machines installed for Woldgrain.

The new 80tph drier installed at Woldgrain has the Perry’s drier PLC panel, a 12” touch screen control panel, that is simple to use and easy to follow. It has been designed and programmed in-house and each panel is customised to each drier that is sold. There are over 70 alarms and messages allowing you to understand quickly and easily what is happening in your drier. When the panel is connected to the internet, text messages and emails can be sent to set numbers and addresses to give regular status reports on the drying process.

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