séchoir de 3000 points

22:15 Nov 4, 2013
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French to English translations [PRO]
Agriculture / cereal silos
French term or phrase: séchoir de 3000 points
The document is about storing cereals in silos:

Après un contrôle de qualité, les marchandises sont stockées dans des silos verticaux avec ventilation, un séchoir de 3 000 points

It's the 3000 points that I'm not sure about, is this perhaps something to do with the drying capacity?
karen henry
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33000 point drier

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3000 point drier

Comme nous avons supposé la conservation intégrale de la matière sèche, nous avons l'égalité suivante:

100 - 76,47 = 23,53 kg d'eau évaporée

(Poids à 35 d'humidité - Poids à 15 % d'humidité = Poids de l'eau retirée).

Dans le raisonnement qui précède, nous sommes partis d'un produit à 35 % d'humidité pour arriver à un produit à 15 %, le nombre de points d'humidité retirés au produit est donc de 35 - 15 = 20 points.

En conséquence, la perte d'eau moyenne par quintal humide séché jusqu'à 15 %, et par point est de

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neutral  David Goward: Your ref. states that a "point" refers to one percent of moisture (35% to 15% = 20 points), which doesn't explain the 3000 points in the question.
11 hrs
  -> Quite right. Only very quickly looked at the site so there is perhaps another explanation.
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