Pellet Milling Typical Program

For currently planned public courses see our Events page.  This training can also be provided to companies on-site.

Program details may be subject to change - often customised to site priorities.

8.30 am           (1) Introduction to Pellet Milling Technology

  • History
  • Applications
  • General Background
  • Process Description
  • Mill Types

9.15am            (2) Role of Ingredients in Pellet Milling

  • Types of Ingredients
  • Binding Characteristics

9.45 am           (3) Cooking and Preconditioning

  • The “Cooking” Process (Time, Temperature and Pressure)
  • Starch Gelatinization and Protein Denaturation
  • Alternative Preconditioning Equipment Designs

Morning Tea

11.00 am         (4) Batch Mixing and Size Reduction

  • Defining the Mixing Process
  • Particle Segregation
  • Grinding Equipment

11.45 am         (5) Product Quality

  • Quality Factors
  • Measurement of Quality
  • Hardness and PDI

12.30 am                     Lunch

1.00 pm           (6) Process Interactions

  • Defining the Process Parameters
  • STE and SME
  • Links to PDI

1.45 pm           (7) Die and Roller Design

  • Die Geometry
  • Design Criteria
  • Impact of Wear

2.15 pm           (8) Pellet Cooling Technology

  • Factors Affecting Mill Capacity
  • Supplier Data
  • Predictive Model

Afternoon Tea

3.15 pm           (9) Control of Salmonella

  • Facts about Salmonella
  • Role of Ingredients
  • Role of the Process

3.45 pm           (10) Technology Developments

  • Mill Performance Improvements
  • New Technology

4.15 pm           (11) General Discussion

5.00 pm                       Close