In March 2016, Omas Industries was chosen as the technology partner to extend the Master Grain Milling plant in Jinjia, Uganda.
The new mill, with a production capacity of 300 TPD, will be built alongside the old Golfetto mill, completed in 2000, and it will be equipped with all of the most leading-edge technologies available for the milling industry.
The plant is being installed in a new construction, to be built by the client to designs by Omas using cutting-edge “Building Economy” technology that will reduce the number of levels, construction volume, and total building and foundation weight by 20%.
The new plant will be supplied from 2 cone-bottom silos with mixer and a capacity of 500 tons each, equipped with grain flow metering devices.
The grain cleaning line will include a Giotto wheat sterilizer to provide optimum management of the wheat, as it removes the waterproof cellulose outer layers.
Using this process, which has been entirely developed by Omas, the surface of the caryopsis, as well as being stripped of any type of inorganic (soil, sand, metals, ash, etc.) and organic impurity (bacteria, fungi, mould, mycotoxins, etc.), undergoes an abrasion process to remove the cellulose and lignin layers that form the waterproof outer of the wheat grain.
This way, the conditioning water can penetrate up to 30% more quickly and can also reach deep into the vitreous starchy kernel for easier milling but also much lower technological H2O evaporation that is not subject to the temperature and humidity in the air outside. The result is higher yields and reduced cleaning for plansifter channels and filter bags.
Thanks to the 5-8 % reduction in ash content, it will also be possible to extract 0.5-1% more white flour.
The milling section will be equipped with a Leonardo roller mill that uses cutting-edge KERS technology, patented by Omas.
This technology offers the following advantages:
The milling plant, which will have full Wi-Fi network coverage, can be managed from tablets, fully controlled by PLC with Omas software and completed by a system to control milling performance, energy consumption, and preventive maintenance.
This contract, to build the most advanced milling plant in all of East Africa, rewards Omas Industries for the significant levels of innovation it has achieved in its products, making it the undisputed world leader when it comes to milling technology.
|Client||Master Grain Milling|
|Project profile||Second mill|
|Plant plus||Designed according to the innovative “Building Economy” technology|
|Date works commence||March 2016|