Geelen Counterflow's new energy-saving Electrical Dryer reduces carbon footprint
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Early in 2018, Geelen Counterflow will introduce its new generation of Electrical Dryers to the market. Following four years of development, the first Electrical Dryer for 10-12 tph extruded petfood will be built and delivered in 2018.
Pilot line testing on extruded petfood during 2016 has shown that energy efficiency can be improved by up to 65%, to well below 1000 kJ per kg of evaporated water, compared to the typical 2700 kJ/kg for a counterflow dryer running on natural gas or steam. When the energy for the new Electrical Dryer is from renewable sources, the CO2 footprint of the drying process can be virtually eliminated.
The air system of the Electrical Dryer uses high temperature heat pumps to generate hot air of 125 degrees C. As an option the same air system can be fitted with full capacity gas burners for boosting of hot air temperatures.
Official market launch of the Electrical Dryer will be during Victam Asia 2018 (March 27-29, 2018).
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