Participation in Forum on October 27, 2020
Kulvir Aulakh For 20 MTH your boiler will typically need to supply between 3 and 5% moisture addition in the form of steam or 600 to 1000 kG/hour. Mark Heimann
Participation in Forum on July 30, 2019
"Soybean Meal" is produced by solvent extraction of the oil, typically in large scale plants (500 to 5,000+ MTD) that operate 24/7 so the processing conditions tend to be very stable. In the last stages of the extraction process the meal is desolventized and toasted to insure all of the hexane (solvent used to remove the oil) is recovered using both direct and indirect steam heating. The result is ...
Participation in Forum on April 9, 2019
Thank you, Josef, for a very accurate description of the importance of the preparation steps ahead of mechanical or solvent extraction.A good pre-cleaning system not only improves the quality of the finished goods and reduces wear throughout the plant, but will also increase the storage capacity of the plant and reduce energy consumption by not heating/drying/elevating/conveying low value pro ...
Participation in Forum on February 13, 2019
Mario - Your calculations are accurate, and use an overall efficiency of 15% which may or may not apply in every case but would be a good place to start. Keep in mind that in the steam flaking process, the intent is to heat the grain to 210 degrees F (100 degrees C) which is higher than the conditioning temperatures achieved in the pelleting process. Once the grain is heated to 212 degrees F, t ...
Participation in Forum on February 5, 2019
Depending on the moisture of the corn you would typically need to add 3 to 6% moisture content in the form of steam to achieve 18 to 20% in the steam chamber. If you are flaking 6 MTH of corn and the corn arrives at 14% moisture you would need to add 5 to 6% in the form of steam or 660 to 792 #/hour of steam to reach 20%. Even if your steam chamber is only 80% efficient you should never need to ...
Participation in Forum on January 29, 2019
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 ...
Article published the September 23, 2016
In the feed manufacturing industry, particle size reduction (grinding) is second only to extrusion processes (pelleting, expanders, extruders) in terms of total energy consumption.  To achieve a finer grind (smaller finished particle size), energy and maintenance costs increase and, everything else being equal, the capacity of the grinding system will be reduced.  The Cost(s) of Gri ...
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Article published the August 2, 2016
Hammermills and Roller Mills for Aquaculture FeedsHammermills are commonly used for grinding a broad range of materials used in the production of aquaculture feeds. Since most species of fish, crustaceans, and shellfish have a very short digestive tract, they require a finely ground, highly processed feed in order to obtain good feed efficiency. Additionally, most immature and many adult specimens ...
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Video published on November 17, 2015
Mark Heimann from Roskamp Champion speaks about pelleting adding value to products, how in increases bulk density and creates a marketable product for cattle feed. He says that pelleting impacts the physical characteristics of the product and that it turns it more manageable. He talks about the pellet ability is where both quality and capacity are optimal and that protein is good for pelleting and ...
Video published on November 17, 2015
Mark Heimann from Roskamp Champions talks about the developments in the process of oilseed and meal. He speaks about how in theory you expect to recieve clean seed but in practice this doesen´t happen. He also speaks about the improvement of seed cleaning and that trash removed in cleaning will contain valuable products like oil and protein. He also talks about cracking mill, flaking mill and meal ...
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