Source: OPI news release
OPI is introducing an innovative new Grain Quality Sensor designed to assist farmers and commercial storage operators. This innovative sensor aims to detect biological activity in grains at the earliest possible stage, offering valuable insights and enabling proactive measures to maintain grain quality.
The new technology from OPI detects carbon dioxide, an early indicator of insect and mold activity that can significantly damage stored grain. OPI’s compact yet high-tech design allows installation as close to grain as possible, in the plenum and head space – for early detection and alerts. Pair the Grain Quality Sensor with OPI’s advanced moisture and temperature sensor cabling to clearly identify problem areas in the bin.
“The Grain Quality Sensor is agriculture’s most advanced warning that grain movement is needed,” says Dave Crompton, OPI CEO. “Instead of waiting for odor or visual cues – which typically come too late to save grain and protect profit margin – this sensor alerts at extremely low levels of CO2, the best and earliest indicator of grain deterioration.”
Normal background CO2 is 400-600 ppm, while spoiled grain begins to smell at about 1,200 ppm. The OPI Grain Quality Sensor has 50-ppm accuracy up to 2,000 ppm. The sensor includes threshold (absolute level) alarms or rate-of-rise alarms, both configurable by the user.
For more information on the Grain Quality Sensor or any of OPI’s grain management technology, visit AdvancedGrainManagement.com or call 800-661-1055.
For more than 39 years, farm and commercial storage practitioners worldwide trusted the safety of their grain investments to OPI. The company’s products and proprietary data provide the tools agriculture needs to ensure hard-earned investments are not lost to spoilage. For as little as 6 cents per bushel, OPI’s monitoring and control products help secure the global grain supply. OPI innovations are available through their network of more than 200 dealers in 75 countries. For more information, visit AdvancedGrainManagement.com