The first step in the process of conditioning is heat treatment of the meal by the addition of steam in a steam mixer. Steam treatment is necessary to optimize the pelleting process in power consumption and pellet quality. Van Aarsen offers a Long Term Vessel to improve the process of feed conditioning. By placing a Long Term Vessel (LTV) after the Steam Mixer, long termconditioning can be realized. It significantly improves the process of feed conditioning which results in an optimized nutritional quality of the feed, better digestibility, and therefore better growth and health of animals.
For new and existing feed mills
Next to the Long Term Vessel , Van Aarsen also offers a Long Term Conditioner. The Long TermConditioner, combines the Steam Mixer and Long Term Vessel in one machine. The Steam Mixer is integrated in such a way that it requires less space and results in a lower configuration. Ideal when you are looking for a solution to improve your conditioning process in your existing feed mill.
Hygienize your feed with the Long Term Vessel or Long Term Conditioner
The Long Term Vessel (LTV) and Long Term Conditioner (LTC) are hygienizers. This means that they will destroy pathogenic germs such as salmonella bacteria. This process takes place when the temperature of the meal is higher than 85°C and a retention time lasts 4 minutes or longer. Especially important for poultry (layer) feed. Eggshells can be a contaminating source of salmonella.
Save up to 20% on energy consumption
By injecting dry steam, starch gelatinization is induced within a short period of time.Upon heating in the presence of water, starch granules swell and burst. This process is calledgelatinization.After gelatinization the starch has become amorphous and becomes viscous, which has an impact on binding and deformability properties of the feed mixture and ultimately contributes to obtaining an increased pellet hardness and durability. The longer the conditioning process, the better the starch gelatinization.
Due to a longer retention time in the LTV or LTC, higher moisture levels are possible and therefore more steam can be injected; higher temperature results in reduced electric energy requirement of the pellet mill.
Van Aarsen is developer, manufacturer and supplier of state of the art machines and complete feed mill solutions for the production of compound feed and premixes worldwide. Van Aarsen takes its vital role in the ‘agro-feed’ chain seriously. Its innovative machines and complete solutions for animal feed manufacturers have been designed and built to boost production and reduce operational costs by minimising energy consumption and maximising feed safety and ease of operation.
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