ASSUMPTION, Ill. (June 10, 2015) – GSI has become one of the first manufacturers of grain conditioning equipment to receive certification meeting new guidelines of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), under CSA 3.8-2014. The company is now shipping its gas-fired grain dryers into Canada, sparing customers the need for time-consuming and costly field certifications.
Under recently-updated CSA standards, on-site field certifications are waived for the complete series of GSI grain bin heaters, TopDry systems and portable dryers, as well as modular dryers that have an input rating not exceeding 12.5 million MBTU/hour. On-site field certifications will still be required for higher Btu-rated tower dryers that require assembly on-site because of their large size.
Eliminating on-site field certifications means greater convenience as well as significant cost-savings for farmers and commercial elevators. In addition, GSI dealers can better serve their customers by avoiding delays and other logistics associated with coordinating on-site certification.
“Obtaining certification to CSA 3.8-2014 is a very challenging process, and we’re pleased that our Canadian customers and dealers will benefit by the fact that GSI grain conditioning equipment is engineered to successfully meet these stringent requirements,” said Virgil Rhodes, GSI Conditioning Product Manager.
For more information about GSI conditioning and other grain storage equipment, contact your local GSI dealer or visit www.grainsystems.com.
GSI (Grain Systems Inc.), a global brand of AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), is an industry leader and manufacturer of steel farm bins, commercial storage grain bins and grain silos. In addition, GSI offers the most technologically advanced grain dryers in the industry and a large selection of material handling systems, including bucket elevators and conveyors, grain bin sweeps and chain loop systems. GSI is also a full-line manufacturer of protein production systems for swine and poultry operations. With more than 40 years of industry expertise, GSI is your proven and dependable source for forward-thinking grain and protein agribusiness solutions. www.grainsystems.com