Predicting Flights Wear in Screw Presses in Palm Oil Mills

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Author(s) Basil E.Okafor
Pages 80-86
Volume 5
Issue 2
Date February,2015
Keywords Twin-Screw Press; Wear Prediction; Flights; Press Speed; Throughput Capacity; Regression Models.

Abstract

The wear trend of flights in twin screw presses in oil palm mills has been examined, using Rison Palm Oil Mill in Rivers State of Nigeria as a case study. Measurements were made to generate data for modeling purposes. Flights wear rates at varying press speeds and throughput capacities were measured. Multiple regression analyses were made to determine the best predicting model. The multiple regression double-log model was found the best fitting model for wear prediction in the system.

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