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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

15/03/2016: Economics of drying aquafeed: How you can improve your bottom line profits


by Justin Hamm Applications Engineer, Bühler  

First published in International Aquafeed, January-February 2016

As an aquafeed processor, you are always aware that your drying operation has a significant impact on your bottom line. Drying is a very energy-intensive operation; that’s why most aquafeed producers diligently track the cost of fuel used in their drying operation. 

However, are you aware that your dryer could be costing you 10 times as much in terms of lost production compared to energy costs? You may be sending over 3 percent of your production out through the exhaust stack without even knowing it. Downtime for dryer cleaning and maintenance may also be costing you more than you know. 

This article will describe the economics of drying in more detail, and outline three operational areas that could significantly improve your bottom line. 


Read the full article in International Aquafeed HERE  


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