Use CasesImproving the yield in the spray-drying process, making particle size distribution sharp
Manufacturer of machined ceramic products
Customer's Needs and Problems
A spray dryer is used in the fine ceramics granulating process.
A hose pump was used to transfer liquid to the spray dryer, which posed the following problems.
- An air chamber was attached to the piping, but could not completely eliminate pulsation, resulting in an unstable amount of liquid transferred and a broad particle size distribution.
- The raw liquid was retained in the air chamber, resulting in uneven concentration and a negative effect on the particle size distribution.
- Because the particle size distribution was broad, a large number of particles were removed during the classification process, which led to a poor yield.
The pump was replaced with a Smoothflow Pump.
- This eliminated pulsation, which stabilized the amount of supplied raw liquid.
- An air chamber is no longer required, which has eliminated the concerns regarding uneven concentration due to retention of the raw liquid.
- As a result of the above points, it was possible to obtain sharp particle size distribution.
- The time and effort required for maintenance, such as replenishing the air in the air chamber, have been reduced.
- Max. discharge volume
- Max. discharge pressure
Ideal for transferring food, cosmetics and materials that are prone to deterioration caused by handling, such as concentrated juice, food additives, mayonnaise, and lotions.
- Direct-Driven Type
- Medium Capacity