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PETKUS Technologie: Corporate Video

PETKUS has always been an idea factory and the inventor gene has been passed on from generation to generation throughout the company’s history. From the first worldwide cleaning machine through to the Multi Coater that simultaneously cleans and dries; – Innovation has become the PETKUS-DNA. Experience and knowledge combined with the courage to challenge old ways and breathe life into new ones is what sets PETKUS apart.

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Bacterial heating of cereals and meals

 

Reading the article “Wood Pellet Combustible Dust Incidentsof John Astad, I remembered the following.

 

All biological products are subject to deterioration.

This deterioration is caused by micro organisms (bacteria and micro flora)

 To prevent bacterial deterioration, it is necessary to condition the circumstances in such a way that micro organisms cannot grow.

 

1)      By killing the micro organisms through sterilization, pasteurization or conservation. In transport also the gassing with methyl bromide is common but not without danger.

2)      Creating an environment that micro organisms cannot develop by f.i. adding acids, salt, sweet or drying and cooling.

 

In storing cereals, grains, seeds, and derivatives, drying is the mostly used method to prevent bacterial heating.

 To prevent bacterial deterioration those materials need to be DRY before storing.

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