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English translation: roof cone with vents/top lid with vents/vented top lid

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German term or phrase:Luftdächer
English translation:roof cone with vents/top lid with vents/vented top lid
Entered by: tropsehni
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17:06 Nov 7, 2013
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Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general) / grain dryers
German term or phrase: Luftdächer
from a brochure on continuous grain dryers: (Durchlauftrockner):

.."gleichmäßiger Trocknungsprozess, da die erwärmte Luft durch das Getreide gesaugt wird und die Luftdächer „konisch“ ausgebildet sind. So ist überall im Trockner eine nahezu gleichmäßige Luftgeschwindigkeit .."
tropsehni
Local time: 03:26
roof cone with vents/top lid with vents/vented top lid
Explanation:
Most grain silos/bins/dryers have a conical roof/top lid with vents to let the moisture escape and prevent rain getting in - I assume that that is what is meant here.

A top lid sits on top of the grain bin roof cone and can be opened or closed from the ground.

Air is blown in at the bottom, travels upwards through the grain taking moisture with it, and is expelled at the top through vents on/in the roof.

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Note added at 1 hr (2013-11-07 18:38:37 GMT)
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BTW: if they are installed inside the dryer as floors (which isn't clear from your question), they are called "aeration floors"

http://www.westeel.com/index.php?page=world-products-list&fa...

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It would also interest me to know the answer you chose from the other forum.
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Yorkshireman
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Local time: 03:26
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Thanks Yorkshireman, thanks to the others who replied too!
Janet
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3 +1roof cone with vents/top lid with vents/vented top lid
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Also posted herephilgoddard

  

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roof cone with vents/top lid with vents/vented top lid


Explanation:
Most grain silos/bins/dryers have a conical roof/top lid with vents to let the moisture escape and prevent rain getting in - I assume that that is what is meant here.

A top lid sits on top of the grain bin roof cone and can be opened or closed from the ground.

Air is blown in at the bottom, travels upwards through the grain taking moisture with it, and is expelled at the top through vents on/in the roof.

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Note added at 1 hr (2013-11-07 18:38:37 GMT)
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BTW: if they are installed inside the dryer as floors (which isn't clear from your question), they are called "aeration floors"

http://www.westeel.com/index.php?page=world-products-list&fa...

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Note added at 1 hr (2013-11-07 18:39:16 GMT)
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It would also interest me to know the answer you chose from the other forum.


    Reference: http://norstarmfg.com/agricultural-products/grain-bins/
Yorkshireman
Germany
Local time: 03:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 25
Grading comment
Thanks Yorkshireman, thanks to the others who replied too!
Janet

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lancashireman: Answer chosen from the other forum was 'air roofs' (sic). Supplied by a Bulgarian NS and backed up with a ref from Google patents. Your proposal seems to be slightly more nuanced and sophisticated.
4 hrs
  -> Thanks Andrew, air roofs really is a bit of a one-to-one :-),
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11 mins
Reference: Also posted here

Reference information:
Please mention if you've posted a question on more than one site, as there's no point in our researching it if you've got the answer elsewhere. Also, please post nouns in the singular, as that's how glossaries work. Thanks!

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Could it be a roof dryer?


    Reference: http://www.translatorscafe.com/tcterms/en-US/thQuestion.aspx...
philgoddard
United States
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 46
Note to reference poster
Asker: Noted

Asker: I have a photo of it and it says the dryer, which is a high tower, has conically formed cascades for constant drying

Asker: ok Phil, I received the answer on the other Forum :o) Thanks!


Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
neutral  Yorkshireman: Well, you've now got more answers to choose from!
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