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Design of a Process Plant for the Production of Poundo Yam
Ayodeji Sesan Peter, Olabanji Olayinka Mohammed, Adeyeri Michael Kani
Pages - 10 - 24     |    Revised - 15-01-2012     |    Published - 21-02-2012
Volume - 6   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - February 2012  Table of Contents
Design, Process Plant, Manufacturing, Poundo Yam
This paper explicitly gives the details of the design of an integrated process plant for poundo yam production. The paper covers the deign analysis of each machine involved in the production process of the process plant. Viz a viz peeling and slicing machine; parboiling machine; conveyor; sieving machine; drying machine and grinding machine. It explained the material required for the fabrication of each part of the machines used in the process plant and the cost analysis. A simulation was done to confirm the workability of the design for fabrication purpose. The plant has a capacity of converting 23 tubers of yam(discorea alata) into 250kg of poundo yam in 7hrs.
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Dr. Ayodeji Sesan Peter
Mechanical Engineering Department - Nigeria
ayodejisesan @yahoo.com
Mr. Olabanji Olayinka Mohammed
Mechanical Engineering Department - Nigeria
Mr. Adeyeri Michael Kani
- Nigeria