The process of converting raw materials into pellets whether biomass or wood; involves the use of pellet mill pressure to produce these quality end products. The pressure that is used in the pellet mill is usually applied in the areas where the pellet mill dies are located. These dies can either be ring dies or flat dies depending on the pellet mill that is being used and the output that is expected from it. Pellet mill pressure is an integral part is so important that if it is absent then the quality of the pellets will be affected.
The characteristics of the pellets produced by a pellet mill rely on the pellet mill pressure as it is the one that determines the density, size, moisture of the resultant pellets. The pellet mill pressure is also needed to aid the additives that are sometimes used to make sure that the pellets being produced are firm and won’t unravel when used to produce energy.
Pellet mill pressure also helps in the generation of heat that is also vital in the production of firm pellets. When the pressure applied when processing the pellets is at its most intense stage, the heat that is generated is used to bind the raw materials into the end products. The pellets are then used as a source of energy such as fuel as well as animal feed in some quarters.
Pellet mill pressure is also adjustable so as to accommodate the various raw materials that are used to produce pellets. To be able to adjust the pressure accordingly, the operator has to use the screw that is on the pellet mill so that the pressure wheel is set towards the biomass pellet raw materials being used and quality pellet are produced.
Overall, pellet mill pressure is of great benefit to the operators of pellet mills and is regarded as integral in the functions of the pellet mill.