Updated on January 22, 2024

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Created on September 28, 2018

Drylobag

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A Drylobag is a portable, low-cost grain drying and storage system.

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  • Drylobag International
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Product Description

Drylobag is a portable, low-cost grain preservation system designed by Drylobag International. It is  a system that aids in drying, aerating, fumigating, preserving and long term storing of grains. It is an inflatable grain silo which enhances food security by preventing wastage of staple crops and can dry and store food wherever it is grown. It is a non-permanent structure which can be implemented quickly and easily almost anywhere.

Target SDGs

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

SDG 1: No Poverty

Market Suggested Retail Price

$7.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

To enable their expansion process, with a goal of opening manufacturing plants on all major continents, the company is focused on identifying suitable partners who will be able to assist in its rapid expansion program. Drylobag expects to export to Australia this year and to distributors in Zambia, DRC and Canada. The Indian Government has also asked Drylobag through an appointed work group to demonstrate the system for preserving rice in India.

Competitive Landscape

Manufacturing/Building Method

Drylobag plans on opening manufacturing plants on all the major continents to be able to satisfy the demand in each region.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product from the Drylobag website, the parent company in South Africa or distributing partners such as Flaman Agriculture.

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Drying capacity (lbs/m³)

Unknown

Drying duration (hr)

96 – 432 hrs

Load capacity (m³)

Operating temperature range (°C)

10-11 °C above ambient temperature

Temperature control

Yes

Number of trays

N/A

Materials of construction

Inflatable low-density polyethylene silo bag

Design Specifications

Design Specifications:

  • Size of grain bag: 3m x 60m bag
  • Weight: lightweight (130kg)
  • Features: flexible, watertight, airtight and UV-resistant
  • Material: low-density polyethylene.
  • A portable fan unit is connected to the bag with controls set according to moisture/humidity.
  • Air is pumped evenly into the bag and out through permeable membranes.
  • Once the grain is dry, the fan is moved to next bag.
  • The bag is then sealed with a heat sealer and grain is stored safely for up to 18 months.
  • Components of the Drylobag and their respective functions.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Technical support is offered by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

Unknown

Lifecycle

Unknown

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Performance targets:

  • Drylobag can be filled up with 200 tons of fresh harvest.
  • The grain can be stored safely in the bags for up to 18 months.
  • The Drylobag system enables farmers to harvest earlier, protect their crop, increase their yield and enhance its nutritional value.
  • Provides the flexibility of preserving grain almost anywhere making it efficient and cost effective (at a fraction of the cost of traditional bin-like storage systems).
  • It is easy and fast to assemble.
   

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown

Safety

No specified safety precautions.

Complementary Technical Systems

Drylobag International offers two different options for the aeration system. Option 1 consists of an Axial fan while option 2 consists of a petrol engine driven fan.

Academic Research and References

None

Compliance with regulations

Unknown

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