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Table 3. Overhead Bin Capacities Required Initially and Finally
2000 TPW @ 5
days per week 400
tons per day
5500 TPW @ 6
days per week
917 tons per day
Used per Day
producing the required formulas. These are ingredients
added in very small amounts. The micro-system can accurately weigh each ingredient and deliver these ingredients to the mixer. It is actually a small batching system.
The ingredients for a micro-system usually come in bags that
are manually emptied into the proper compartment in the microV\VWHP,IVLJQL¿FDQWXVHRIDQLQJUHGLHQWLVUHTXLUHGWKHXVHRI
micro-system compartment. It also is possible to hang the totes
on a frame with scale and deliver directly to the mixer.
BAGGED INGREDIENT RECEIVING
liquids or other materials needed. We will discuss warehouse
Liquid storage and handling will be discussed in future articles.
In the next article we will look at receiving and initial process equipment for the mill.
Fred Fairchild is feed science professor emeritus in the Department of
Grain Science at Kansas State University. Prior to coming to Kansas
State in 1994, he worked in the industry designing, constructing and
commissioning numerous mill facilities. He is a licensed professional
engineer. He may be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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