The “EZBIBO” system was originally designed for use with Aerodyne GPC Cyclones to allow for easier bag-in bag-out capture systems for low toxic level pharmaceutical dusts typically encountered with encapsulators, pill coating systems, and some mixing operations. The system allows for capture and bagging of waste material in the pharmaceutical process allowing for weighing and accounting of all materials used in a process, with minimal exposure to operation personnel.
The pharmaceutical industry has unique requirements that normal industrial applications do not have. Whether it’s the strict FDA rules or the flexibility of batch production, normal industrial practices and equipment don’t always apply. Even with continuous production becoming more popular, pharmaceutical applications are different than standard industrial applications.
The Vacu-Valve is a low cost alternative to a rotary valve. There are no motors, pneumatics, or moving parts as it operates by using the system vacuum above to seal the sleeve. This is typically from a cyclone, baghouse, or cartridge collector. Since the sleeve is split, gravity will slowly pull the solids down through the sleeve until they exit the sleeve and fall into the collection hopper. As you can see from the description, not all solids will easily pass through this. The ideal particulate would be sand. It’s small, spherical shape and the density allows it to easily pass through the valve. It doesn’t bridge easily.
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Space is an ever-present factor in the design of a ventilation system. Ductwork takes up space, dust collectors often must be placed outside under NFPA regulations, and said collectors often require a skid. Aerodyne’s GPC cyclone offers a viable alternative to space-hogging equipment in many applications.
Choosing the right dust collection solution requires careful evaluation of the specific application.
A company that produces additives for livestock feed are looking to produce a key ingredient in-house that they previously bought from suppliers. In order to do so they need to use a spray dryer, which will exhaust 26,000 ACFM. The company needed a way to remove the dust, which are about 16 microns and larger, from and cool the exhaust and turned to Aerodyne for a solution.