Design of a Multi-Purpose Crushing Machine for Processing of Food Grains in Nigeria

Ejiroghene Kelly Orhorhoro 11 PAGES (3407 WORDS) Article
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Crushing of farm produce for easy storage and consumption is still a problem in most rural areas in Nigeria. Large tons of food crops are lost annually in Nigeria as a result of unavailability of storage facilities. This necessitated the design of a multi-purpose crusher to save crushing energy with minimal grain losses, being the primary aim of this study. The major components of the designed crushing machine consists of a hopper, crushing chamber, shaft, hammers, screen, bearings, discharge outlet and a 2HP electric motor. A number of tests were carried out with the designed crusher using 4.8kg of dry maize and crushing efficiency of 85%, crushing loss of 0.15% and crushing capacity of 65kg/hr. were achieved as optimum performances. From the test results, it was observed that the final crusher design had a higher capacity and efficiency, and this produced finer end products compared to existing ones. 

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APA

Ejiroghene Kelly, O (2020). Design of a Multi-Purpose Crushing Machine for Processing of Food Grains in Nigeria. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 07, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/design-of-a-multi-purpose-crushing-machine-for-processing-of-food-grains-in-nigeria

MLA 8th

Orhorhoro, Ejiroghene Kelly. "Design of a Multi-Purpose Crushing Machine for Processing of Food Grains in Nigeria" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 15 Apr. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/design-of-a-multi-purpose-crushing-machine-for-processing-of-food-grains-in-nigeria . Accessed 07 Jun. 2020.

MLA7

Orhorhoro, Ejiroghene Kelly. "Design of a Multi-Purpose Crushing Machine for Processing of Food Grains in Nigeria". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 15 Apr. 2020. Web. 07 Jun. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/design-of-a-multi-purpose-crushing-machine-for-processing-of-food-grains-in-nigeria >.

Chicago

Orhorhoro, Ejiroghene Kelly. "Design of a Multi-Purpose Crushing Machine for Processing of Food Grains in Nigeria" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed June 07, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/design-of-a-multi-purpose-crushing-machine-for-processing-of-food-grains-in-nigeria