Food & Feed Extrusion Technology: Typical Program

The following Program may be subject to minor change.

(See here for the alternate “Applied Food & Feed Extrusion” typical program offered in Thailand)

 Day 1

8:30      Introduction and welcome, Overview of the extrusion process

9:00       Principles of extruder configurations (single and twin screw)

9:45       Morning Tea

10:15     Role of rheology in extrusion

11:15     Basic science of extrusion

12:00    Lunch

1:00     Principles of die design

1:45      Ingredients and their effects

2:30     Product design example, Afternoon Tea

4:30     Preconditioning for extrusion

5:00     Close Day 1

 Day 2

8:00     Texturisation during extrusion processing

9:00     Die design and extruder configuration exercise, Morning Tea

10:45    Causes and effects of instabilities in extrusion processing

11:30    Screw, barrel, and die-plate wear, extruder maintenance

12:15    Lunch

1:15      Practical demonstration: pilot plant extruder

3:00    Afternoon tea

3:30    Discuss practical exercise, Single screw extruders vs twin screw extruders

4:30    Close Day 2

Day 3

8:15    Extrusion process scale-up and process transfer

9:00    Drying technology related to extruded products

9:45    Morning Tea

10:15   Extruded product analysis and RVA

11:15   Understanding co-extrustion technology

12:00   Lunch

1:00     Extrusion trouble shooting

2:00    Extruded product quality assurance: how to achieve it

3:00    Afternoon tea

3:30    Final discussion, close

We are open to reviewing the program. Other available topics include the following. If you would like any of these included please let us know (of course that would require other topics be removed):

  • Technical Considerations in the Selection and Evaluation of Dry Materials Blending Operations
  • A review of heat transfer in extruders
  • Mixing phenomena in extruders
  • Weighted Average Total Strain (WATS) – A method for Quantifying Extrusion Processes
  • An engineering analysis of the venting section of an extruder
  •  The dynamics of product expansion during extrusion processing

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