Bratney Companies

Oat Milling Facility

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Bratney Companies was selected to complete a turn-key oat processing and packaging facility to produce groats, steam rolled oat groats, rolled oats flour and ground oat hulls for use in a variety of animal feeds. The facility was designed to receive whole oats at 5,000 bushels per hour with a processing capacity of 20,000 pounds per hour.

Bratney’s process engineers added a revenue stream to the process with a branch off the main processing line to recover and mill a previously discarded part of the oat that can be sold as a full value product after milling.

Careful planning and coordination of construction crews, sub-contractors and equipment suppliers from multiple countries worldwide resulted in on time delivery despite weather delaying the initial start and forcing Bratney’s construction crews to erect the building structure through the middle of an unusually harsh, long winter in the upper Midwest.

Project Scope – Turn Key Oat Cleaning, Milling and Packaging Plant
  • process engineering

  • facility design

  • project management

  • construction management

  • millwright services

  • equipment selection

  • equipment installation

  • facility startup and commissioning

  • operator training

Project Details
  • Bratney completed initial site work and grading layouts to ready green field site for construction

  • 5,000 bushels per hour enclosed receiving lane

  • Processing tower for up to 20,000 lbs./hr. of whole oats

  • 100,000+ bushels of raw and clean whole oat storage

  • 14,000 lbs./hr. output of finished product (groats, rolled oats or oat flour)

  • Pneumatic finished product transfer for gentle handling

  • Enclosed bulk loadout building

  • Warehouse with packaging area and interior offices

  • Despite weather delays from unusually high snowfalls and spring rains, the project was completed on time

Equipment Solutions
  • Cimbria pre-cleaner

  • Cimbria destoner

  • Installation of customer provided oat processing equipment

  • Installation of customer provided packaging equipment

  • Universal elevator legs

  • GSI elevator legs

  • GSI storage bins

  • Schlagel drag conveyors

  • Cimbria screw conveyors

 

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