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An industry survey of the screw press system in palm oil mills: Operational data and malfunction issues

Harun, Mohammad Yusof and Che Yunus, Mohd. Azizi and Morad, Noor Azian and Ismail, Mohd. Halim Shah (2015) An industry survey of the screw press system in palm oil mills: Operational data and malfunction issues. Engineering Failure Alysis, 54 . pp. 146-149. ISSN 1350-6307

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfailanal.2015.04.00...

Abstract

Research questionnaires were disseminated to active palm oil mills across Malaysia to acquire information on (i) the mill operation, and (ii) any malfunction issues concerning the screw press system. A total of 105 mills responded to the survey (response rate = 25%). The relationship between the mill operational data (processing capacity, daily operation cycle), the screw press system (type, quantity), and the malfunction frequency was examined. The double screw press machine dominated the palm oil milling industries due to its larger capacity that entails a shorter processing time in comparison with the single screw press. Recurring malfunction problems were prevalent in both types of screw press system. While fatigue, corrosion, wear and tear are inevitable due to the heavy usage and natural causes, an irregular maintenance schedule and poor handling topped the list of common cause for malfunction of the screw press.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:incident investigation, machinery failure, maintenance
Subjects:A General Works
ID Code:57768
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
Last Modified:11 Apr 2017 09:19

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