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what is the use of Large scale boiling unit for steam boiling of turmeric?

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    what is the use of Large scale boiling unit for steam boiling of turmeric?

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    Division of Agricultural Processing, Tamil Nadu Agricultural

    College, Coimbatore has added to a homestead level turmeric bubbling unit

    with limit of 150 kg/clump. This unit is prevalent among the agriculturists of

    turmeric developing territories. To conquer the issue of non-accessibility of workers

    what's more, for auspicious bubbling of turmeric, requirement for huge scale units emerged. This

    has lead to change of homestead level turmeric bubbling unit into steam bubbling

    sort suitable for medium to expansive agriculturists. Points of interest of such a unit assessed

    furthermore, suggested by a group of researchers of the Department of Food and

    Horticultural Process Engineering, Agricultural Engineering College and

    Examination Institute, TNAU, Coimbatore is given underneath:

    Limit of the heater is around 250 to 270 kgs/group and 3.5 to 4

    tons every day of eight hours. Fuel prerequisites is 18-20 kgs of farming

    waste materials every cluster of 250 to 270 kgs of rhizomes. The expense of the

    unit is more or less Rs. 1.00 lakh (2008).

    This turmeric heater comprises of a heater, water tank, steam creation

    unit, barrel, stand, steam line and so forth. The steam creation unit is made of 4

    mm thick mellow steel sheet to a size of 1500 mm x 1000 mm x 1500 mm.

    This unit is set in a suitable heater. Water from the close-by source is

    acquired and put away the water tank. Water from this stockpiling tank is let

    into the steam generation unit by gravity through pipeline before beginning

    the steam generation. The water in the steam delivering unit is warmed by

    blazing squanders in the heater. The turmeric sheath gathered from the

    turmeric harvest and homestead waters are utilized as fuel. Two barrels made of mellow

    steel of 3 mm thick to a distance across of 540 mm and 880 mm stature. Basically

    the agriculturists use lamp fuel/oil/oil barrels to hold the turmeric rhizomes

    amid bubbling, to spare expense of creation. Steam from the steam delivering

    unit is passed on through a pipeline of 55 mm breadth gave a

    control valve. The steam funnels to the barrels are set underneath the fights.

    The base of the barrels are likewise opened and shut with a shade. The

    barrels are mounted on a stand made of gentle steel point and channel

    segments. A vent funnel from the steam creation unit is given to go about as

    weight assuage system for security if there should be an occurrence of intemperate weight of

    steam. The schematic of the evaporator.

    In the steam generation unit it takes around 30 minutes to deliver

    steam to a weight of 2 kg/cm2. From the stack, turmeric rhizomes are

    physically acquired holders and stacked into the barrels. Every barrel

    holds around 135 kg of new turmeric rhizomes. Steam is opened to the

    barrel and the rhizomes are shut with gunny pack at the top. The time

    medium to vast agriculturists

    taken for bubbling

    rhizomes is found

    around 15-20

    minutes. This is

    recognized from the


    turmeric flavor.

    Likewise it is judged

    by the non-abrasiveness of

    the bubbled

    rhizome utilizing a

    sharp bit of

    wood. After

    guaranteeing the

    finish bubbling

    of the rhizomes,

    the shade

    given at the

    base of the

    barrel is opened

    for emptying. The

    bubbled rhizomes

    are gathered in

    the trolley


    elastic wheels.

    The edge on

    which the barrels

    are mounted is

    made to a stature

    such that the

    trolley goes

    beneath the

    stage/stand for

    gathering the bubbled rhizomes. The fuel needed for steam creation was

    discovered to be 18-20 kg of yield deposits/squanders every bunch. In the wake of releasing

    the bubbled rhizome from the first barrel, steam to the following barrel is opened.

    It is watched that around 10-12 liters of water is vanished and used as

    steam amid every clump of bubbling.

    When the bubbling operation is over