Module Type "ASTRA" Grain Dryer

Module Type “ASTRA” Grain Dryer. Cost Efficient Drying!

The record efficiency of tower-type Grain Dryer, "ASTRA" Model, being a joint product of "MEL­INVEST" JSC, Russia and "QED DRYER SALES AND MANUFACTURING INC", USA, is achieved due to the innovative placement of the burner inside the dryer’s body. Multiple use of heated air (recuperation) minimizes heat losses, whereas the dryer’s efficiency factor reaches its max­imum value.

This construction is recognized as one of the most efficient in the world. Apart from fuel savings, tower-type Grain Dryer, “ASTRA” Model, ensures high quality of the commodity and seed grain.

The Grain Dryer can operate on natural gas, condensed gas (LPG) & diesel fuel.

ASTRAGrain Dryer is a Module Type dryer which allows to increase the drying capacity from 20 t/h to 80 t/h by just adding more modules to the working module.

The Dryer Features:

  • Tower-type Grain Dryer is ideal for drying maize, corn, wheat, rye, barley, rice, oleaginous and bean cultures, as well as seed grain.
  • Drying technology incorporates heating, drying and cooling zones.
  • The dryer’s body is made of anticorrosion materials (galvanized steel, aluminum), the factor extending immensely the operation life of the dryer.
  • Grain Exchanger prevents the product from overheating and insures the drying uniformity.
  • The Dryer’s self-cleaning system allows to maintain the stated capacity of the dryer through­out the whole operating period.

Module Type "ASTRA" Grain Dryer this is:

  • Durability
  • Efficiency
  • 90% Shop Preassembled
  • Module Type
  • Automation and Easy Operation
  • Safe and Environmental Clean
Capacity, t/h: Wheat, moister removal from 19% to 15% 20 40 60 80
Corn, moister removal from 25% to 10% 10 20 30 40
Maximum power, (without bucket elevators) kW 39 78 117 156
Heat power of the air heater, kW/h 900 1800 2700 3600
Air consumption for heating 65000 130000 195000 260000
Air consumption for cooling 25500 51000 76500 102000
Fuel consumption, tone/%: Natural gas, m3 0,6 0,6 0,6 0,6
Diesel fuel, kg 1 1 1 1
Overall dimensions, mm: Length (depth) 2540 5100 2540 5100
Width 2340 2340 10200 6300
Height 12900 12900 12900 12900
Mass, kg 6500 13000 19500 26000


Capacity is calculated based on bioclean grain with bulk weight 750 g/l at environment temperature +15° and air humidity up to 70% , including the cooling zone.