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New dimension in the production of hygienised feed meal

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Feed meal Feature Feature Feed meal

meal coolers are often described as a ‘five


star hotel’ for microorganisms: The handling
of hot and moist feed meal can cause con-
densation in the meal cooler, with free water
being a major growth factor for bacteria
which has resist the hygienising process or
airborne bacteria from the high air volumes
applied.
Furthermore, cross- and re-contamina-
tion can occur due to product residues in
the system, which are difficult to remove and
require tremendous cleaning effort.

Thermal meal treatment


The Buhler Group has developed a new
process solution utilising thermopneumatic of steam. The heated formulated feed is feed enters the Triple Air Control (TAC)
conveying for drying and cooling of hygien- then retained in one or optionally two system for drying and cooling. In the first
ised feed meal. The thermal meal treatment HYTHERM modules. stage, pre-heated air is applied for drying and
process is divided into the sub-processes of This allows retention times between 60 cooling, utilising the effect of evaporation.
hygienising and thermopneumatic drying/ and 240 seconds to be achieved as a func- Final product temperature is achieved in
cooling. tion of the throughput rate. In addition, the the subsequent two pneumatic conveying
Hygienising is carried out by the HYMIX HYTHERM system is characterised by its lines, utilizing ambient air for cooling.
and HYTHERM modules. very narrow dwell time distribution, thus get- The optimised concept of HYMIX and
In the HYMIX, the compound feed ting very close to the ‘first in – first out’ prin- Hytherm ensures low product residues and
particles can be heated to a temperature ciple, which ensures reliable hygienisation. easy cleaning.
of 80 to 90 degrees C by the addition In a second process step, the hygienised Thanks to the high air velocities applied,

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feed meal by Stefan Hoh, Buhler Group, Switzerland SIZING

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athogenic bacteria in feed meal and the season. Whereas, most of the Hence, a hygienising temperature of
are a major risk factor for animal microorganisms are harmless, some species about 85°C has become common practice
SEPARATING
health and performance. like enterobacteriaceae show pathogenic in the feed industry to ensure that virtually
potential, with salmonella being the most all pathogenic bacteria are destroyed. The
Thermal meal treatment significantly common subspecies of enterobacteriaceae temperature is achieved by the addition of
reduces microorganisms in feed, but requires in animal feed. steam into the conditioner and retained For all
CONVEYING
a subsequent cooler after the hygienising Infection doses for salmonella are com- for a certain dwell time in the subsequent your COMPACTING
section. Difficult to clean, conventional meal paratively low, with an incubation period of a retentioner to guarantee a reliable decon- and other vibratory
coolers can be a potential source for cross- few hours to two days, depending on animal tamination process.
and re-contamination. species and age.
equipment needs –
A new process solution has been devel- Salmonella can cause serious animal dis- Recontamination after whether you’re
oped by Buhler Group, Switzerland, utilizing ease like diarrhea, reducing feed digestibility hygienising specifying, purchasing SPREADING

thermopneumatic conveying for drying and and conversion, impairing animal growth and After the hygienising process, the hot or installing – make sure
cooling as a smart alternative to meal coolers. performance. and moist feed has to be cooled and dried
to prevent recontamination and growth of
it’s a MOGENSEN!
Contaminated raw materials Hygienising by heat treatment microorganisms.
Agricultural products are a natural source Sensitive to heat, salmonella are usually This usually takes place in conventional SCREENING
Harlaxton Road, Grantham
of microorganisms such as bacteria, yeasts killed at temperatures above 55°C. meal coolers utilizing the principle of fluid Lincolnshire NG31 7SF, England
and molds. However, high concentrations of fat, pro- bed cooling. Ambient air enters the cooler at Tel: +44 (0)1476 566301
The degree of contamination is subject tein or starch in formulated feed may form a the bottom side, flows through the perfora- Fax: +44 (0)1476 590145
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to parameters such as type of raw mate- protective colloid layer and thus increase the tion and fluidizes the meal.
rial, origin, transport and storage conditions heat resistance of bacteria. Even though providing efficient cooling, www.mogensen.co.uk FEEDING

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be utilised in the best possible way. Improved feed feed trough.
The system was installed at the Amrein The pig feed produced by the new Last, the heat and steam treatment causes
Futtermühle AG, Switzerland, which pro-
duces hygienised swine feed.
process is characterized by its extremely low
count of microorganisms such as bacteria,
fines to Feed F
mealon coarser eature
agglomerate particles,
which reduces dust generation and improves
Operation of the new facility is fully molds, and yeast fungi. flowability. Choke-ups during discharge from
automated and is controlled exclusively Pathogenic bacteria such as salmonella storage bins and silos are greatly reduced
from the control room. This cuts labour are virtually destroyed, which significantly compared to untreated feed meal.
costs and allows
the TAC system just-in-time
is self-cleaning,production.
which pre- reduces
needs or theadjusted
incidence to and
feedseverity
recipes of
fordiar-
other ability of the feed. Thermally treated swine
Thevents product deposits. Cooling byuptime
new process increases the a ther- rhea disorders in the animals.
animal species, e.g. layer and breeder feed. feed may thus have a positive influence on
ofmopneumatic
the processing lines thanks
conveyor greatlytoreduces
reducedthe Besides
This isimproving the animals’
made possible health,
by the this
following the animal’s appetite and – according to
downtimes when formulationsand are recontami-
changed also enhances feed digestibility, which in turn
risk of cross-contamination options: microfiltration of the air for top More inforMation
feedback :
Amrein received from its custom-
in nation
comparison with hygienising
in comparison to conventional systems
meal hassanitation
a positivestandards;
impact onaddition
the weight
of increase
solid and ers – results in outstanding feed acceptance.
Buhler Group
consisting
coolers. of pellet mills and conventional ofliquid
the animals.
microingredients; post-mixing applica- Moreover, thermal meal treatment
Uzwil, CH-9240 SWITZERLAND
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coolers. to its flexible design, the new Thefor
tion Maillard reactionproduct
unsurpassed occurringhomogeneity;
during the improves the water solubility of the
Website: www.buhlergroup.com
The
thermalnew thermal
meal meal treatment
treatment system hassystem
a small thermal treatment process creates
and monitoring of the steam quality a bundle
and/or feed. Product lumps in the feed slurry
caninstallation footprint. This enablescustomer
be easily tailored to specific the space ofofroast flavours, which
the moisture content. improve the palat- are effectively prevented, as well as
available in existing feed production plants to deposits of high-density particles in the
be utilised in the best possible way. Improved feed feed trough.
The system was installed at the Amrein The pig feed produced by the new Last, the heat and steam treatment causes
Futtermühle AG, Switzerland, which pro- process is characterized by its extremely low fines to agglomerate on coarser particles,
duces hygienised swine feed. count of microorganisms such as bacteria, which reduces dust generation and improves
Operation of the new facility is fully molds, and yeast fungi. flowability. Choke-ups during discharge from
automated and is controlled exclusively Pathogenic bacteria such as salmonella storage bins and silos are greatly reduced
from the control room. This cuts labour are virtually destroyed, which significantly compared to untreated feed meal.

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consisting of pellet mills and conventional
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