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.