Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Indonesia: Training on fan testing held in South Sumatra

Twenty participants from the academe, manufacturing, and the government extension arm attended a training event on fan testing and evaluation.

The training course had emphasis on fan testing procedures, data gathering, and data analysis and included an open forum for discussing issues in postharvest, particularly paddy dryer operation.

Participants did the actual fan testing during the training. Proper matching of dryer components and proper dryer operation were discussed by IRRI's Pat Borlagdan. A properly fabricated fan is critical for dryers.

The training was held on 26-28 November 2012 at a fabrication workshop that was handling a job order involving 30 flatbed dryers from government and private clients. It was organized by the postproduction workgroup of the Irrigated Rice Research Consortium (IRRC), in collaboration with the Assessment Institute for Agricultural Technologies in Palembang, South Sumatra.

The IRRC postproduction workgroup is managed by Martin Gummert, engineer and scientist at IRRI.

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