The chongolo system, like the tunnel, is a continuous curing system where heat is introduced in one barn and only exhausted from the last barn after picking up as much moisture as possible throughout the system. Instead of moving the tobacco through the curing unit, doors in each barn are used to control the airflow through the system.
For a chongolo, Brown Engineering Group provides three standard options, 12Ha, 18Ha and 26Ha units. Each unit can use either a dry heat exchanger or a kettle and radiator system.
We supply all the drawings, steel work and electrics required for the unit including the vents, doors, roof, fans and heat exchanger. If a concrete roof is preferred, we will provide the design and required reinforcing. Alternatively, a corroboard ceiling can be used.