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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Grain Dryers on Gen sets

How many guys run there dryers on gensets?

looking at a GSI dryer and a walinga air pump, was wondering what everyone used for generator size, and if anyone had a setup like this already that I could get a bit more info from.

any info about your setups with any dryer and supporting equipment ran off generators would be greatly appreciated

Thinking a 125KW genset as the air pump is a 50hp motor plus dryer and wet auger. would also like to power a couple 5 hp fans off it as well.

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Genset sizing will depend on voltage that you intend to run. Are you going to have everything dedicated to the gen or will you have some running on the power line. If you can run things on 480 volt your start up load is less.

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If your starting from scratch why not right to 600V?
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If your starting from scratch why not right to 600V?
Use 480 no matter what. There are warehouses full of motors and controls in Edmonton. 480 is far more common than anything else. Just ask guys with 575v how easy it is to get replacement motors during harvest (2-3 weeks isn't unheard of)
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Our whole small facility runs on one generator including the dryer and don't mind my truck it's the only picture I have with my setup so you can see everything
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Looking at 480V , everything will be off gen set as there is no power at all in yard we are installing at. Sask power wants over 100G to bring a line in to a yard I need power at 2 months of the year so easy decision.

thinking a 100-125kw gen set but want more opinions of what to do and not to from guys with experience on this.
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Looking at 480V , everything will be off gen set as there is no power at all in yard we are installing at. Sask power wants over 100G to bring a line in to a yard I need power at 2 months of the year so easy decision.

thinking a 100-125kw gen set but want more opinions of what to do and not to from guys with experience on this.

I will double check tomorrow if I think about it to see the size our gen is but it runs the pit leg to wet tank auger to dryer the dryer auger to dry tank unload auger and 4 fans at one time
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I think that genset is too small. A 50 hp motor is going take a lot to start and once all the fans and air system are running, I doubt you have enough left to start a wet auger
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I'd get one this size just to be safe.
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I run my Ibec 1212 with a 50KW 3 phase 208 volt genset. It runs a 15hp blower fan and the 7” wet and dry augers each have 3hp motors and it handles them fine. My air fans are run off a line that Dad trenched in a 1/4 mile from the farm yard. I think the rule of thumb for sizing genset is to size it for your motor with the largest starting amps.

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