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How Material Handling Valve Selection Impacts Cost and Efficiency of Spray Drying Application

Posted by Tom Hobson on Aug 3, 2011 12:09:33 PM

Process engineers involved in spray drying must select a reliable material handling valve to maintain smooth, efficient operations. Spray drying is a standard industrial process that involves using heated air to dry materials from a free-flowing fluid until a powder is created. Facilities that handle materials such as food, chemicals, ceramics and pharmaceuticals use this powder to make products for consumers, manufacturers and distributors. During the last stage of spray drying, high-efficiency dust collection equipment is required to gather the powder discharge. Instead of using a traditional rotary valve, consider the following benefits of using a powder-release material-handling valve like the Vacu-Valve® Platypus or Vacu-Valve® Armadillo:

  • Simple and economical
  • Automated functionality
  • Requires no controls, lubrication or power supply
  • Maintains a proper airlock seal throughout operation
  • Varied sleeve materials available for multiple applications

To learn more about how this type of material handling valve works, view a free animated demo.

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At Aerodyne, we choose to take a different approach to collecting dust and handling materials. Our cyclones are unique in design to address common issues such as problematic dusts and space constraints. Our airlocks are chosen to fit your specific application instead of hastily installing traditional equipment options. We believe that when we see things differently, we can solve problems effectively. That's why so many people turn to us for help in solving their tough dust problems.

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