Drying/Conditioning and Heating Oilseeds and Grains

The Solex heat exchanger technology provides both optimized heating and drying/conditioning of oilseeds and grains.

The conditioning of seeds and grains in the preparation stage is an energy intensive operation with steam consumption being the largest utility cost. Use of efficient technology, as well as optimized utilization of waste heat can result in major savings in overall steam consumption.

Watch how the Solex heat exchanger works to dry/condition and heat oilseeds:

Various sources of waste heat within the plant can be utilized to provide the energy requirement for pre-heating, conditioning or drying of seeds or grains. Low-grade energy that is otherwise wasted or not economical to recover can be a source of cost saving by reduction in steam consumption. Plate heat exchangers for seeds and grains provide the necessary heat transfer area to make this heat recovery profitable.

Operational Flexibility

The custom design of the Solex seed conditioner provides built in flexibility for operating with variable ambient conditions (ex. temperature and moisture) and plant capacity. The modular configuration of multiple banks provides flexibility in operation, as they can be customized to fit in any existing plant layout and additional banks can be added for eventual expansion. The unique design of the Solex unit allows for different sources of energy, including steam, water and oil.

For more detailed information on Oilseeds and Grains Heating and Drying/Conditioning, download our Soy Bean and Canola product handouts.

Refer to our heating and drying pages to understand how the Solex heat exchanger works to heat and dry Oilseeds and Grains. 

Why Choose Solex?
  • Uses 90% less energy
  • Reduction of air emissions, dust and odors
  • Eliminates need for air handling equipment and fans
  • Small installation footprint
  • Recovery and reuse of waste heat recovery. Watch Video
  • Low maintenance
  • Low operating costs
  • International support

We collaborate closely with you throughout the entire lifecycle of the product.
Our approach includes being there every step of the way – from engineering and development to installation, training and ongoing support.

Improve your efficiency, lower costs and improve your end product with the world’s most efficient technology for oilseeds and grains.


Let’s talk about your project needs - you will hear from a Solex team member within one business day.