The postconditioner has been designed for increasing the product quality of pelleted aqua feeds, such as shrimp feeds. After leaving the pellet mill, a high temperature environment is maintained for the pellets. As a result, gelatinization and water stability improves considerably. The need for expensive binding agents can be reduced, resulting in short payback time on your postconditioner investment.
The postconditioner consists of electrically heat traced and insulated double wall construction to assure energy conservation. In addition, the top section is equipped with live steam injection to quickly increase process temperatures if needed. Retention time is determined by height of the sensor, surface area of the postconditioner and the local process design requirements.
The robust swivel valve discharge system is activated by an adjustable level sensor and driven by hydraulic cylinder and power pack. With input from major shrimp feed manufacturers, Geelen Counterflow engineers have redesigned the postconditioner, adding many new features that make this MkII version even more energy efficient and easy to clean/inspect.