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      START OF DAY  

8.30AM (1) — Introduction to Pellet Milling Technology

  • History

  • Applications

  • General Background

  • Process Description

  • Mill Types

9.15 AM (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

10.00 AM 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 PM 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

3.15 PM 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