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Effect of the Steam Harness on the Pellet Mill—Steam Header

By Phil Wellhausen, Applications Manager

Steam harness components must all be sized and installed properly in order to have consistent pellet mill operation. Pellet mill downtime is expensive, as lost tonnage is only made up with increased operational hours. Typically, the pellet mill is the heart of the feed mill, and steam supplied to the conditioner ahead of the pellet …



The Effect of the Steam Harness on Pellet Mill Production

By Phil Wellhausen, Applications Manager

When pelleting animal feeds, the steam harness is critical in achieving consistent results. The desire of any pellet mill operator is to run the pellet mill from the beginning to the end of each batch of feed without stopping the pellet mill. Steam (moisture) issues—too much, too little or poor-quality steam—are the cause of 90% …