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Breathing of oxygen-limiting tower silos

Transactions of the ASAE, American Society of Agricultural Engineers 32(1): 228-231

Breathing of oxygen-limiting tower silos

Breathing of oxygen-limiting silos interferes with the anaerobic conditions that must be maintained for optimum silage quality. The breathing is caused mainly by the diurnal fluctuation in ambient temp. and solar radiation. These fluctuations cause pressure changes in the head space above the silage and air exchange with the outside through pressure relief valves, cracks and joints.

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