The major redevelopment included providing two continuous flow dryers capable of handling 38 tonnes of grain per hour, plus new handling equipment capable of 150 TPH and a 200 TPH cleaner.
The new equipment and building work was designed to make the operation more streamlined and provide better access to the stores.
BK Grain also installed a state-of-the-art SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) control panel to provide a fully computerised operation and allow the farmer or installer to log into the system remotely from anywhere in the world.
“The computerised system is designed to be failsafe, which is handy when it is likely to be operated by a different student worker each year,” says Simon Bird, Director at BK Grain.
“When you are putting 150 tonnes per hour through the system, you don’t want human error getting in the way.”
Making sure such equipment keeps working effectively is the responsibility of BK Grain’s new four-strong electrical division, which provides an emergency call out service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As well as providing electrical servicing and repairs, the team now carries out all installations for BK Grain, further removing the need to rely on – or wait for – external companies.