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Titolo:
Characterization of receiving systems and operating performance of Kansas grain elevators during wheat harvest
Autore:
Herrman, TJ; Baker, S; Fairchild, FJ;
Indirizzi:
Kansas State Univ, Dept Grain Sci & Ind, Manhattan, KS 66506 USA Kansas State Univ Manhattan KS USA 66506 i & Ind, Manhattan, KS 66506 USA
Titolo Testata:
APPLIED ENGINEERING IN AGRICULTURE
fascicolo: 1, volume: 17, anno: 2001,
pagine: 77 - 82
SICI:
0883-8542(200101)17:1<77:CORSAO>2.0.ZU;2-R
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
RED WINTER-WHEAT; QUALITY;
Keywords:
Kansas; grain elevator; grain elevator capacity; grain handling; wheat segregation; rate limiting; time study; infrastructure;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
13
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Herrman, TJ Kansas State Univ, Dept Grain Sci & Ind, 201 Shellenberger Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 USA Kansas State Univ 201 Shellenberger Hall Manhattan KS USA 66506
Citazione:
T.J. Herrman et al., "Characterization of receiving systems and operating performance of Kansas grain elevators during wheat harvest", APPL ENG AG, 17(1), 2001, pp. 77-82

Abstract

A study of 50 Kansas grain elevators was performed during 1995-1997 to assess the capability of country elevators to segregate wheat. These elevatorscomprised a stratified random sample obtained from the Kansas Grain and Feed Association directory, which includes 96% of the licensed grain storage facilities in Kansas. Sample strata were based on vertical storage capacityand crop reporting district as identified by Kansas Agricultural Statistics (Topeka). The elevators' conveying equipment was measured to calculate grain handling capacity and to identify the rate-limiting piece of equipment in the receiving system. Scale ticket summary data from wheat han,est were summarized into one-hour increments and were used to summarize the quantityof gi-ain delivered relative to the capacity of the receiving system. A stopwatch time study was performed to measure time required to perform sampling evaluate grain quality and convey grain. Results showed that approximately 2.5 min were necessary to sample and evaluate wheat quality. The distribution of percent operating hours during harvest and percent grain deliveredrelative to the receiving capacity were summarized by vertical storage capacity of country elevators. Results for percent operating hours were skewed, with the greatest amount of time spent running equipment at less than or equal to 10% of the engineering capacity. The percent grain delivered relative to the receiving capacity centered around 40%. These observations led to the conclusions that art opportunity exists to improve the operating efficiency of receiving systems at country elevators and that segregation is possible.

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