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Test Procedure for Solids-Mixing Equipment for Animal Feeds

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

ASAE  ANSI/ASAE S303.4   September  2007

Keywords: Feeds, Mixing, Solids-mixing, Test, Tracer

1 Purpose

1.1 This Standard is intended to:

1.1.1 Promote uniformity and consistency in the terms used to describe and evaluate animal feed mixers.

1.1.2 Provide a procedure for testing mixers which ultimately improves the quality of animal feed mixtures.

2 Scope

2.1 This Standard is applicable to equipment used to prepare animal feed mixtures and includes both batch type and continuous type. It covers mixers intended for the addition of liquid ingredients as well as dry ingredients.

2.2 Within the scope of this Standard, a mixer may include required auxiliary equipment which would normally be required to operate the mixer. Auxiliary equipment for dry and liquid ingredients may include feeders, surge bins, integral discharge augers, etc., but would not include normal conveying equipment used to convey material beyond the surge bins under quick discharge mixers.

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