The importance of maintaining the supply of flour

by Alex Waugh, nabim

April 8, 2020 – UK: COVID-19: Flour is a staple food throughout the world, and the UK is no different with about 12 million loaves of bread, two million pizzas and 10 million cakes and biscuits made every day.

This can be achieved thanks to a daily production of about 14,000 tonnes of flour. Roughly one third of all the food and drink product lines in a typical UK supermarket contain flour, so it really is central to the food production system.

Since the early outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, nabim has highlighted the milling industry’s desire to play its part in meeting people’s food requirements. To be sure of doing this, we need to ensure that logistical challenges are addressed. Our supply chain operates on something close to a just-in-time basis with around three-to-five days of grain supply at mills; one-to-three days’ worth of flour at mills; one-to-two days’ flour requirement at bakeries and daily deliveries of bread to supermarkets and other retail outlets.

We need a steady supply of wheat to mills and flour to bakeries in order to make this work, so the continuing availability of key staff including millers, engineers and drivers, flexibility on the hours they can work and delivery times, and the continued availability of fuel and electricity are the most immediate priorities.

nabim has been making the case to the government, and we are very hopeful that the critical nature of the industry will be recognised and addressed in various ways so that it can continue to operate at or close to capacity, despite staff absence related to illness or quarantine. Meanwhile, the industry has taken steps to protect its own staff by adapting working practice to minimise personal contact, extend the use of sanitisers and personal protection equipment

Ultimately, it is critical that all nations acknowledge the necessity of allowing food production to continue and the importance of trade in both grain and ancillary materials such as packaging in the manufacture of food. Flour is at the heart of the food chain, accounting for 20 percent of the energy and protein in our diets and nearly one third of dietary iron and calcium and an even bigger share of dietary fibre, as well as providing a range of other minerals and vitamins. It is the job of the milling industry to ensure that people get the food they need, and the role of government to facilitate this in difficult circumstances. By working together, we can ensure both that the challenge of coronavirus is addressed, and people are fed.

www.nabim.org.uk

Live Webinar on new Belt Conveyor

April 8, 2020 – Switzerland: Buhler offers Live Webinar on Belt Conveyors

‘How to benefit from Bühler’s new belt conveyor portfolio’
Thursday, April 16, 2020 – 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time
(Please join 15 minutes earlier)

Belt conveyors are the backbone of many grain handling facilities and grain trading terminals. In this live webinar you’ll learn how you can select the appropriate belt conveyor for your company and how to avoid unplanned downtime through correct maintenance. Explore the exciting webinar about Bühler’s state of the art conveying solutions and get to know the brand new belt conveyor portfolio.Join us for this 45 minute webinar where you will:* Gain a deep understanding of the differences between open and enclosed belt conveyors* Acquire in-depth knowledge of the benefits of the new enclosed belt conveyor* Learn all about maintenance, the main topics to be aware of, and how we can support you in reducing downtime

Speakers
Tobias Staudigl
R&D Project Manager for Belt Conveyors, Bühler Group
Tobias Staudigl is R&D project manager and has a background in mechanical engineering. Tobias joined Bühler in 2012 as dual student both getting working experience and advanced education. After completing his Masters in 2017 he joined Bühler fulltime and directed his focus on the conventional belt conveyor portfolio completion and the enclosed belt conveyor development. His projects are characterized by his highly-organized and structured working method. With his international experience he has global experience in manufacturing standards and process all around the Bühler SAS`s.

Vincent van der Wijk
Product Manager for Belt Conveyors, Bühler Group
Vincent van der Wijk is Product manager and has a background in International Business and Management Studies. Vincent joined Bühler in 2011 as dual student completing his masters while working. Vincent shows an extensive knowhow in the international grain terminal business after and beyond. In his role, he drives product innovation and market introduction for Bühler`s belt Portfolio and ship loading and unloading equipment. His broad background and enthusiasm ensure Bühler is prepared for the future.

Register here for the Webinar

GEAPS recognizes outstanding Members and Chapters from 2019!

 MINNEAPOLIS, April 3, 2020 – Each year GEAPS recognizes members and chapters for outstanding accomplishments, including earning credentials from GEAPS and K-State; Reaching membership milestones; Completing the year without a safety incident. GEAPS recognizes below the following individuals for their accomplishments in 2019:- 

Credential Earners – The GEAPS/Kansas State University Distance Credentialing Program helps grain handling and processing operations professionals build their job skills. Participants earn base credentials by completing an organized set of six courses, with the option to augment the certification with Specialist Credentials. Credential holders must maintain base credentials by earning a full continuing education unit (CEU) every three years.

Those who complete the Credential in Grain Operations Management and all three Specialist Credentials earn a Master Credential. It is the equivalent of 180 hours of training. GEAPS and K-State recognized the following individuals who earned credentials in 2019:- Master Credential in Grain Operations Management Keith Anderson, United Grain Corp, Columbia River Chapter Jay Bergland, GEAPS Steven Chivilo, Lewis M Carter Mfg Co, Canadian Prairie Dennis Doles, AgriMech Consulting LLC, Kansas City Mark Emery, CHS Inc Wayne Hunter, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd Randy Tinker, Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Co, Greater Iowa Credential in Grain Operations Management Crisanto Carrasco, CHS Inc, Gulf South Jordan Classen, Cargill Inc, Greater Nebraska Paul DeBussac, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd Paul Evans, Farmer’s Cooperative Association, Inc. Kansas City Braidy Fehr, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd Robert Halushka, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd Susan Kelso, Hansen-Mueller Co Rhonda Knutson, United Grain Corp, Minneapolis Daryl McCharles, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd Anthony McElwain, Legacy Farmers Cooperative, Seaway Michael O’Connor, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd Carlos Rodriguez, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd Dean Sansome, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd Tiago Van Zeller Teixeira Da Silva, DACSA Atlantic SA, Non-ChapterJoshua Thorkildsen, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd Specialist Credential in Grain Handling Equipment ManagementBrett Aanestad, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd Keith Anderson, United Grain Corp, Columbia RiverSteven Chivilo, Lewis M Carter Mfg Co, Canadian Prairies Jacob Crockford, IBT Industrial Solutions, Great Plains Mark Emery, CHS IncWayne Hunter, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd Specialist Credential in Grain Quality Management Tina Barrett, Parrish & Heimbecker LtdJay Bergland, GEAPS Dennis Doles, AgriMech Consulting LLC, Kansas CityAdam Gorsuch, Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Michigan/So. OntarioCalvin Kerr, Goderich Elevators (Division of Parrish & Heimbecker), Michigan/So. Ontario Dirk Koster, Parrish & Heimbecker LtdTiago Van Zeller, Teixeira Da Silva, DACSA Atlantic SA Randy Tinker, Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Co, Greater Iowa Specialist Credential in Property and Casualty Risk Management Keith Anderson, United Grain Corp, Columbia RiverJay Bergland, GEAPSSteven Chivilo, Lewis M Carter Mfg Co, Canadian Prairies Oscar Cuellar, Richardson International Ltd, Non-ChapterDennis Doles, AgriMech Consulting LLC, Kansas City Mark Emery, CHS IncRandy Tinker, Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Co, Greater Iowa Credential in Grain Processing Management Mark Emery, CHS Inc Chad Olson, Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd Matthew Schmitt, Keen Project Solutions LLC, Greater Iowa Randy Tinker, Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Co, Greater Iowa Membership Milestones 25-Year Members GEAPS is pleased to recognize members who each celebrated a quarter century of continuous membership. Each received a silver pin honoring their service to the organization. Kevin McNab, Louis Dreyfus Company, Columbia RiverBill Frogner, Integrated Solutions Group, Minneapolis John Cherney, Berendsen Fluid Power Ltd, Canadian Prairies Jeffrey Hahn, Agrex Inc, Seaway Dion Etter, Producers Rice Mill Inc, Mid-South Myron Rust, Ludlow Cooperative Elevator Co, Cornbelt Tracy Gliori, TMI Coatings Inc, Minneapolis Mike Kelley, Smith-Doyle Contractors Inc, Mid-South Doug Berner, All-State Belting, Kansas City Carl WargelNon-Chapter Daryl WattsNorth Iowa Mark BonkMinneapolis Gary Beachner, Beachner Grain Inc, Great Plains Marcus Mears, Cargill Inc, Minneapolis David Ayers, Champaign-Danville Grain Inspection, Cornbelt Michael Resner, The Essmueller Co, Cornbelt Rick HorpedahlInland EmpireMark HutchisonGulf South Mel Fedeniuk, LV Control Mfg Ltd, Canadian Prairies Jeff Showalter, Cargill Inc, Greater IowaDeborah GoodCornbelt.

40-Year Members – GEAPS is thrilled to recognize members who celebrated 40 consecutive years of membership. Each member received a bronze GEAPS pin to commemorate the milestone.Ralph Baughman, Intl Fumigators Inc, Golden Triangle Harlan LundGreater Iowa Roy HouseGreat Plains Mark DanielsMinneapolis Steve KimesMinneapolis Donna Moraz, DeeRoss Co Inc, Minneapolis Gary OlmsteadNon-Chapter Karl Keller, Keller Grain & Feed Inc, Seaway James GivenThunder Bay Harold SinfieldThunder Bay Mick SertichTwin Ports 50-Year MembersGEAPS is thrilled to recognize one member who celebrated 50 consecutive years of membership. Honorees received a gold GEAPS pin to commemorate the milestone. Bob LenhartColumbia River Richard Bigler, Commodity Services Inc, Kansas City George KornstadNon-Chapter

Chapter Member of Distinction – GEAPS recognized three outstanding individuals with Chapter Member of Distinction. Chapter officers submit nominations to recognize outstanding contributions to leadership and service to their chapters. Mark Hueftle, Cooperative Producers Inc., Greater Nebraska Colin McClure, PMI Nebraska, Greater Nebraska Lorraine Lego, Alliance Grain Terminal Ltd, Vancouver Top Recruiters GEAPS members are constantly recruiting their friends, colleagues and suppliers. GEAPS is pleased to report that 89 members recruited a total of 114 new members this year. 9 Members Recruited – R. Scott Brittingham, MCGOM, Mountaire Farms Inc, Mid-Atlantic 5 Members Recruited Barbara Grove, CGOM, Central Valley Ag Cooperative, Great Plain3 Members Recruited Karilyn Smith, Donaldson Co Inc, Minneapolis Denis Tetrault, FWS Group of Companies, Canadian Prairies 

Chapter Awards – GEAPS also honored two chapters with the Outstanding Chapter Award and Chapter Cup. The Outstanding Chapter Award went to the Mid-Atlantic Chapter, based in Salisbury, Maryland. Jason Illum, Bedeschi America Inc, was one of the judges for the award. He said two of the things that stood out for him were how the chapter reached out to non-members and incorporated Associate members into meetings. 

Another judge, David McKerchar, Parrish & Heimbecker, said it was a difficult decision to choose between the top three chapters.  “Some of the things the chapters that were in the top three all did were outstanding,” McKerchar said. “It came down to who was doing everything well and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter did a great job covering all areas of chapter involvement.”  

Minneapolis won the Chapter Cup. The Chapter Resource Committee bestows the award annually to the chapter that has highest recruitment of new members and retention of existing members.Minneapolis recruited 39 new members and retained 84.09 percent of their previous members. Safety Awards GEAPS longest running awards program is the annual Safety Awards. A complete list of winners is available on the GEAPS website.

Each year the association recognizes the five facilities with the most cumulative hours without an incident and the companies with the most consecutive years without an incident. Top Facilities: Cumulative Hours Bunge North America, Russell, MB –  2,064,247 hours The Kelly Group, Decatur, IL – 1,561,204 hours Bunge North America, Council Bluffs, IA – 1,546,738 hours Zen-Noh Grain Corp, Convent, LA – 1,479,223 hours Cargill Inc, Albion, NE – 1,079,384 hours Top Facilities: Consecutive Years· Bunge North America DeSoto Landing facility in Arkansas City, AR – 41 years Bunge North America Fountain Bluff facility in Grand Tower, IL – 37 years Bunge North America facility in Blytheville, AR – 33 years Bunge North America facility in Hickman, KY – 33 years Bunge North America facility in LaGrange, MO – 33 years Bunge North America facility in Yazoo City, MS – 33 years Bunge North America facility in Finley, TN – 26 years Cargill Inc facility in Lima, OH – 26 years Bunge North America facility in Albany, IL – 25 years

About GEAPS – The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) is an international professional association that supports its members and the industry by serving as The Knowledge Resource for the world of grain handling and processing industry operations. GEAPS addresses the industry’s critical grain handling, storage and processing operations needs by providing the finest networking, professional development programs and access to a global marketplace of equipment, services and technology solutions providers.

GEAPS’ global network of industry professionals includes more than 2,500 individual members from about 1,050 companies. Contact: Tom Sedlacek Marketing and Communications Lead (763) 999-4300 – tom@geaps.com

Experts Anyang Best of China give the ‘abc’ on the growth of Wood Pellet Production World-wide!

March 29th – The Anyang Best Complete Machinery Engineering Co Ltd  – known as the successful ABC Engineering delivers, – through its key agriculture machinery products and expert technology – the superbly engineered, vital Turnkey projects needed to aid development and handling of the likes of biomass densification, grain processing, edible oil extraction, refinery and grain milling.

The Company is the latest new IMD Online Member –https://www.internationalmilling.com/companies/abc-machinery-2/ and here below, its experts highlight on its web site http://www.abcmach.com another talked about  production issue – how the Global Wood Pellet production continues to grow…….

In the last four or five years, the growth of the global wood pellet manufacturing industry has usually been described in very positive terms as a thriving example of a growing “green energy” business model. This seems appropriate given the rapid growth of global pellet production – capacity, imports, exports, current consumption, and especially projected pellet consumption. 

Propelled by large government subsidies, green biomass legislation, and specific green energy targets/goals established by most countries in Europe, the U.S. and Canada for the next 10–15 years, future production and consumption of wood biomass, and specifically wood pellets, does indeed look very bright! 

Biomass pellets are dried and pelletized biomass materials. Sawdust, wood shavings and wood chips (main by-products of sawmill and forest industry) are the most common raw materials for pellet production. With the demand for wood pellets increasing, the traditional raw materials can no longer meet the production needs. The raw material types need to be broadened, so that to ensure sufficient raw material supplement of the pelleting industry.

Storage and transport possibilities make wood pellets effectively traded both internationally and regionally. The Wood pellet business is promising for suppliers and manufacturers, and also popular and welcomed by consumers. Wood pellets are widely used by small, medium and large scale consumers. They can be used in large CHP-plants as well as in small pellets stove.

Regarding wood pellets production and consumption – Europe and North America are the leading regions, and Latin America and Asia are emerging markets. In Russia, the production is mainly concentrated to the North Western and Middle regions where there are both a developed forest industry and sound transport infrastructures. One of the World’s biggest wood pellet plant with projected annual production of 900 000 tonnes is constructed in Viborg in Russia. The intended consumers for the material are large power plants in Europe.

Galaxy Sivtek – sieving… separating and filtering through 10,000+ successful projects World-wide…..

March 27th – Galaxy Sivtek is a leading manufacturing industrial operation producing wide-ranging, highly-effective sieves, separators and filter products to ensure that in all circumstances, whatever the industry, any in use powders, granules or liquids are always free from damaging contamination and ruination from any foreign particles.

The business operates in a wide range of industrial fields including Food, Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals, Minerals,Waste Water, Glass and Ceramics, Cement and Sand and Plastic and Polymers ….and more…

This a most flourishing business, now a new IMD Online Member:-https://www.internationalmilling.com/companies/galaxy-sivtek-2/ has more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the design, development, manufacture and customization of their vibro separator and sieve products and have a highly impressive total of over 10,000+ successful projects behind them.

The Galaxy Sivtek business are totally committed to a highly attentive and fully responsive customer service and offer genuine after-market machinery spares to ensure that customer production lines always run as efficiently and effectively as required.

Read here below – https://www.galaxysivtek.com – the company’s review of how the business supports the Agriculture and Fertilizer Industries …..

As you can see now day by day agriculture & fertilizer processing industries are improving their quality standards by adopting modernizations.

In agriculture industry whenever crop will come from the farm, so there is a true need to clean it before packing. For that, you need to carry out de-dusting the crop and separate unwanted particles like dust, stones and other waste materials  some of which could perhaps be used to feed  animals.

Galaxy Sivtek has the solution for your every problem regarding these testing applications. Mostly in the Agriculture industry, we used to prefer our Linea Sivtek  machine for processing and de-dusting the applications. We already provide solutions to many agriculture processing industries which you can find more about on via the link below 

With regards to the fertilizer industry there is mostly a clear need to screen check the final product. For check screening, Galaxy Sivtek specially made is excellent Inline Sivtek. Our Inline Sivtek is A Safety Screening Machine offering high capacities of wet or dry scalping in a low headroom design. Many companies make use of these very effective and  highly manageable and practical applications. 

For more: https://www.galaxysivtek.com/industries/agriculture-fertilizer/ or find suitable applications for your industry or contact us…….

‘King of the crops’- That’s export and marketing experts Davis Trade and Commodities….

March 26th – Davis Trade and Commodities are an International Trade and Compliance and Export Management Company. They are based in Los Angeles USA and market most successfully in a range of high quality, expertly produce crops. These include wheat, soya beans, corn, sorghum, sugar and spices, feed and fertilisers and also beans peas and lentils.

This highly experienced business has a noticeably attentive very ‘hands-on’ approach to all of  its activities, so that its loyal customer base can have total re-assurance that all dealing with the Davis business are sure to proceed confidently to purchase without any concerns regarding grade, quality or specification. 

Davis Trade and Commodities can ship all its product range directly to  any and every approved Port to precise timelines and with all shipping documentation, certifications, licensing, and inspections organised and available. This expert attentive approach ensures any difficulties or unforeseen delays are always avoided. They are now a new IMD Online member. View at www.internationmilling.com

The committed, highly professional processes and activities operated by the business are well-established and have been passed down through the generations. The Davis Trade Company continues to take the closest pride in its land and crops sources in readiness for availability and export to its diverse naturally demanding target customer markets.

All Davis Trade products are, of course, fully certified and customers can be totally confident of best quality at all times. The business commitment to the quality of its traded products is backed by an attentive experienced customer service handling – a commitment that relates to each and every shipment the business sources, markets and dispatches. 

Zhaxoue Refrigeration – now putting the competition ‘out in the cold’ with its innovation and experience!

March 26th – Shanghai Zhaoxue Refrigeration Equipment Co Ltd is a specialist in the development, engineering and manufacture of wide-ranging, expertly produced and designed cooling systems.

The business is now a new IMD Online member……….. https://www.internationalmilling.com/companies/shanghai-zhaoxue-refrigeration-equipment-co-ltd/. and through the constant introduction of advanced technologies, it has today developed a high quality varied catalogue of cooling equipment and systems to meet all requirements. 

Its high quality, widely experienced, professional team of technicians, project managers and R and D experts ensures the Shanghai Zhaoxue business constantly and successfully develops numerous cutting-edge equipment and refrigeration solutions to meet constantly growing demand. These offer high efficiency, better performance and more reliability than most other systems available in today’s market place.

Users of the business’ in demand product applications include the food industry, hotels, logistics, medicine, marine and numerous varied industrial environments. The company can also offer precisely customised cooling solutions to meet specific need and requirement.

 Zhaoxue Refrigeration Equipment Co Ltd pursues quality first and intensely practices sincerity and commitment to all its customers. Its experts blog online here https://www.chinacoldroom.com certain reflections on certain refrigerants……   

Freon 12 (cf2cl2) code R12 Freon 12 is a colorless, odorless, transparent, almost non toxic refrigerant, but when the air content is more than 80%, it will cause suffocation. Freon 12 does not burn or explode. When it is in contact with an open fire or at a temperature above 400 ℃, it can decompose hydrogen fluoride, hydrogen chloride and phosgene (CoCl2) harmful to human body. 

R12 is a widely used medium temperature refrigerant, suitable for small and medium-sized refrigeration systems, such as refrigerators, freezers, etc. R12 can dissolve a variety of organic matters, so it is not allowed to use ordinary rubber gasket (ring), usually chloroprene rubber or butadiene rubber sheet or sealing ring. [10]

Freon 22 (chf2cl) code R22 R22 does not burn or explode, and its toxicity is slightly greater than R12. Although the solubility of water is greater than R12, it may cause “ice jam” in the refrigeration system. R22 can partially dissolve with lubricating oil, its solubility changes with the type and temperature of lubricating oil, so the refrigeration system using R22 must have oil return measures.

The corresponding evaporation temperature of R22 under standard atmospheric pressure is – 40.8 ℃ The condensation pressure under normal temperature is not more than 15.68 × 105 PA, and the refrigerating capacity per unit volume is more than 60% larger than R12. R22 refrigerant is mostly used in air conditioning equipment.
For more go herehttps://www.chinacoldroom.com/news/common-refrigerants.html

Carter Pumps – leading the way for years and years… and now with thousands of installations right across the World!

March 25th – Carter Pump is a leading OEM manufacturer of pumps and pump parts with worldwide applications. Now a new IMD Online member – https://www.internationalmilling.com/companies/carter-pump-inc/ Carter Pump were the first company to introduce the plunger pump to the wastewater industry. The company then expanded its product line to include both Pneumatic Injectors and Diaphragm Pumps.

Now Carter Pump has become established as a market leader by supplying reliable and rugged products which are exceedingly well engineered while being built and tested to withstand the rigours of wastewater applications. 

This attention to quality and detail has earned Carter Pump tens of thousands of installations around the world, all of which are supported by genuine, original equipment manufactured (OEM) replacement parts and unparalleled customer service. 

On-site design support is delivered to custom engineer solutions covering a wide range of issues that may be face during at any pump take-on project. There’s ‘on-website’  support here http://- http://carterpump.com/ where the Carter experts pinpoint operating aspects of one of the three types of flush mechanism – the Electrode – reference their successful Pneumatic Ejector pump product…

The Carter Pneumatic Ejector is a practical pumping and sewage boosting solution. Its remarkable solids handling ability, coupled with the fact that it has no practical limitation on head, offers the ideal solution for the movement of high viscosity liquids and solids. Capacities ranging from 30 to 600 GPM and discharge pressures up to 50 PSI enable us to select and manufacture the most effective Pneumatic Ejector for each specific application. Engineered configurations handle most requirements. There are 3 mechanisms Bell Float, Ball Float and Electrode Flush 

The electrode ejection control system is electrical and consists of three (3) stainless steel electrodes of unequal length mounted on the cover plate by means of properly insulated NEMA IV electrode holder. The cycle begins as sewage enters the pot by gravity flow. As liquid level reaches the second shortest electrode, it completes a circuit which energizes a relay and sends a signal to the electrode control panel requesting flush air. 

The discharge action continues with air being applied to the surface of the liquid until the liquid level descends in the sewage receiver past the tip of the longest electrode and the system is de-energised at which point the circuit is broken and the flow of air stopped

The electrode holder is designed to also serve as the inlet air connection such that air entering the ejector pot will blow past the electrodes tending to remove any stringy material which might otherwise adhere to them – more... https://www.carterpump.com/products/pneumatic-ejectors/

A ‘Century’ of different motors in a ‘Century’ of countries – That’s the Taizhou Xinyd Machinery success story!

March 25th – Taizhou Xinyd Machinery Co Ltd is a leading producer of an extensive range of over 100 different high quality fan motors, which it markets to over 100 countries including Europe, The United States and Japan.

Innovation,сrеаtіvіtу and manufacturing аrе the forces which drіvе the CNXINYI ѕuссеѕѕ story with its company tеаm of over 650 еmрlоуееѕ located in different 14 соuntrіеѕ, including Hong Kоng, the Unіtеd Stаtеѕ, Cаnаdа, Brazil, Eurоре,India and China. The Company is now a new IMD Online member https://www.internationalmilling.com/companies/taizhou-xinyd-machinery-co-ltd/

All CNXINYI products аrе fully-assured and tеѕtеd before еxроrt and below, one of their experts blog online at https://www.ixymotor.com regarding the relationship between wind pressure, air volume, power and the achieved speed of the fan….

The speed ‘n’ of the fan can be directly measured by the tachometer, and its value is expressed in revolutions per minute (rev/min). Small fans typically have a high rotational speed and are often directly connected to the motor. The speed of a large fan is low. 

Generally, the belt drive is connected to the motor. The diameter of the pulley can be changed to adjust the speed of the fan. The relationship is as follows: n1/n2 = d2/d1 In the formula: n1, n2 – fan; motor speed d1, d2 – the diameter of the pulley of the fan and motor. To change the speed of the fan, just change the diameter of any one of the fans or motors.

When the fan speed is changed, so may be the characteristic parameters of the fan; The characteristic curve also changes, that is, the fan has its corresponding characteristic curve at each speed. When the speed changes, the change of the characteristic parameters Q, H, N of the fan can be calculated as follows: Q/Q` = n/n`   H/H` = (n/n`)2   N/N`= (n/n`)3……

It can be seen that if the speed of the fan is changed from n to nˊ, the change of the air volume of the fan is proportional to the primary of the speed ratio; the change of the wind pressure is proportional to the square of the speed ratio; the power change is proportional to the square of the speed ratio .

Therefore, when increasing the fan speed, there must be recalculation of the required power, and attention must be payed to whether the original motor will be overloaded. Several performance parameters of the fan are not fixed, and there is a certain internal relationship between them. 

When the fan works in the pipe network these parameters are affected by the network characteristics, so the right choice of a fan is important, as is a familiarity with its performance so that the network characteristics and the relationship between them is fully understood.

Henan Huatai – now one of THE major grain and oil machinery manufacturers World-wide…

March 25th – Henan Huatai Cereals and Oils Machinery, founded in 1950 is a large-scale oil machinery manufacturing enterprise integrating R & D, design, manufacture and installation and now forms one of the major grain and oil machinery manufacturing enterprises in China. 

It has been honoured by being named THE outstanding member of the Chinese Cereals and Oils Association. The business is now a new IMD Online member, https://www.internationalmilling.com/companies/henan-huatai-cereals-and-oils-machinery-co-ltd/ 

The business, in this new decade, holds a very high reputation for its scientific, modern, enterprising management and precision in manufacturing. Along with it’s exceptional innovation, the business is for sure worthy of its recognised position among the leaders of all  today’s domestic grain and oil machinery manufacturing operations.

The Company  has over the years developed numerous specialist machines to cover highly varied client and industry requirements for now and the future. The business is expert at handling total specific production line projects and also integration of effective conveyor equipment required alongside production machining operations. 

These excellent versatile machines handle numerous functions –  large scale oilseed pre-treatment and pressing; oil extraction, oil refining and oil fractionation and the Huatai experts on their web site here http://www.huataioilmachine.com develop as below some key guidance reference the combination of pressing and extrusion technology relating to oilseed……

Although screw press is the core equipment for oil mills, its potential can be used to the fullest when co-ordinated with a fitted pre-treatment machine specifically for oilseed.

The pre-treatment process is vital for getting the oil from the oilseed cell structure. However, complete destruction of the cell will ensue if it has a lack of enough structural strength. The normal flaking section can solve that situation.

A similar phenomenon is the control of oilseed dehulling – separation from the kernels. Among sunflower seed and canola/rapeseed, some hull can strengthen the structure. 

Good flaking is the key to success, especially in the pre-press and extraction process stages. For preparing of oilseed(steam-cooking, DTDC) there should be a careful adjustment of both temperature and humidity.

A key feature of pre-pressing is that it ideally needs be quite intensive, thus getting a good level of moderate oil release from the oilseed initially. Solvent extraction can manage and counteract the pre-treatment problems of pressing high-content oilseed from oil cake and it is more economic than engaging physical pressing.

The Huatai Cererals and Oils Machinery company not only provides quality oil seed milling machinery, but will also advise on the detailed processing of oilseed cake. To know more, feel free to get in contact .