Discussion created on April 17, 2019
Aquatic food pellets conventionally sold for the raising of fish or other aquatic species have been generally of two types. The pellets have either been of sufficient density to allow them to sink in the water as would be necessary for the feeding of crustaceans or bottom feeding fish, or they have been of a reduced density to allow them to float on the surface of the water. The floating type of ...
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Participation in Forum on February 4, 2019
Hello again Mohamad;For steam calculations, I should say that for each ton of corn being processed you will need 12 BHP (boiler horse power). In your case, 6 TPH x 12 BHP = 72 BHP where 1BHP = 34.5 pounds of steam.That means the steam chest will need 2,484 pounds of steam per hour to properly hydrolyze the granules of starch in the corn with an average residence time of 45-50 minutes. The dryer yo ...
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Most flaking mills designed for steam flaking grain will include scraper blades (sometimes referred to as doctor blades) that will continuously clean the surface of the rolls and prevent material from sticking. Properly conditioned corn will be sticky and normally requires a properly functioning scraper blade to keep the roll surface clean. Tempering prior to steam conditioning can be a very use ...
Participation in Forum on January 23, 2019
Could be a combination of both factors. The rolls surface is corrugated or smooth?
Participation in Forum on January 23, 2019
Mohamad;The moisture content entering the flaking mill should be close to 18% and make sure you have enough residence time in the steam chest in order to hydrolyze the starches. You must be wasting a lot of energy (in form of steam) by trying to transfer the heat into the corn by having an oversized steam chest. I will suggest you to by-pass the tempering step since is not required at this point. ...
Participation in Forum on January 23, 2019
Tempering supposed to be done when the steam chest is undersized and, in addition, 4 hours is a very short time. You need to expose the corn to the water/surfactant mixture for more time in order for the liquid to be absorbed instead of being in the corn surface.Residence time inside the steam chest @ 30 minutes for corn seems also short, it should be more close to 45-50 minutes. What is the moist ...
Participation in Forum on January 16, 2019
Apurva; I would like to share my previous experience in the use of both materials in Poultry Feed. Bentonite has been used in the past as an ingredient to agglutinate other ingredients in the formulation. This was used mainly in formulas difficult to pelletize having a certain quantities of by-products instead cereals. HSCAS later were introduced as an aflatoxin binder due to the high cationic i ...
Participation in Forum on November 9, 2018
Carlos;As you mentioned this is a great surprise and news.Giuseppe has an extraordinary career in feed mill technology and he represents a very valuable asset for any company, I know him for more than 10 years and I'm very confident that this new relationship will bring more technical support to all Engormix members.Pepe,I wish you my very best on this new endeavor with Carlos, I know Carlos for m ...
Participation in Forum on October 12, 2018
Hello Urs; Commercial shrimp feed can be done in our EEC™ at a certain particle size, we are unable to produce shaped feed with very small diameter or micro-pellets, in order to achieve that an special configuration inside the machine along with a density control devise at the discharge needs to be used to accomplish particle size, lets say less than 0.8-1.0 mm; our machine does not have those fea ...
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