Tobacco Tunnel

Project Overview: 18Ha Chongolo heatsource and roof.


  • The chongolo is an 8 barn back to back unit. It uses one hot duct and 2 return ducts underneath the floor. The unit is fitted with a 1000kw dry heatsource and a 240lb per hour stoker. A 15HP axial fan controlled by a variable speed drive is used to circulate air through the unit. The chongolo is capable of curing 2000 clips (108 000 leaves) per barn per day.