ISSN 2285-5785, ISSN CD-ROM 2285-5793, ISSN ONLINE 2285-5807, ISSN-L 2285-5785


Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LXI, Issue 1
Written by Mehmet Emin GOKDUMAN, Deniz YILMAZ

The Sage (Salvia officinalis), Lamiaceae family, most of the Mediterranean countries are spread. Sage is one of the countries with the most collected are up to 90 species of sage in Turkey. Salvia officinalis species will be used in the scope of the research. Sage plants usually start to flower from May. Harvest time is the end of budding or flowering head. In this study, the threshing system performances required for Sage (Salvia officinalis) have been determined. The threshing efficiency, work efficiency, power requirement and specific energy consumption values of the threshing unit developed were determined. In order to determine the threshing performance of the prototype, experiments were made at 3 different moisture ranges, 3 different drum speed, 3 different drum-concave open and 3 different feeding rates. Each experiment was performed in 3 replicates. As a result, a total of 243 experiments were carried out for sage plant in the threshing experiments. According to the study results, threshing efficiency for sage (Salvia officinalis) in the study have changed between 48.92% and 94.58%. Work efficiency of threshing unit has been changed between 1.43 kg/h and 11.87 kg/h. Power requirements and specific energy consumption of threshing unit have been determined as 0.202- 0.972 kW and 0.04-0.53 kWh/kg respectively.

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