Fluid bed dryer is designed for rapid and uniform drying of crystal, powders and medium size pellets. A fan draws fresh air and passes the air through a filter and is heated to produce warm air either by electric heaters or by steam. The hot air is passes through the product container having diffuser plates and sieve. Due to the air stream the wet product gets fluidized. The material gets surrounded by hot air which gets dried due to heat transfer. Moist air passes through a filter bag and exhaust dust.
Fluidized bed dryer (also called fluid bed dryer) is a kind of equipment used extensively in the pharmaceutical industries to reduce the moisture content of pharmaceutical powder and granules. The equipment works on a principle of fluidization of the feed materials. In fluidization process, hot air is introduced at high pressure through a perforated bed of moist solid particulate. The wet solids are lifted from the bottom and suspended in a stream of air (fluidized state). Heat transfer is accomplished by direct contact between the wet solid and hot gases. The vaporised liquid is carried away by the drying gasses. Sometimes to save energy, the exit gas is partially recycled.
Fluid Bed Dryer offers a lucid solution to drying of wet granules, crystalline or coarse materials. It utilizes the principle of passing the hot air at a high velocity through the bed of the material to be dried, thus causing it to fluidize. The blower situated on the exhaust side of the dryer operates no negative pressure principle, which creates the induced draught and sucks in the fresh air into the dryer.
A stream of hot filtered air is introduced from the bottom of product container containing the wet material. This container is provided with the air distribution plate and Dutch sieve. The air stream is passed through the bed of the material and fluidizes the product particles by creating the turbulence in the product container. Due to fluidization each particle gets surrounded by hot air, which leads quick & uniform heating and drying. Filter bags provided at the top prevent escaping of particles from the machine.
30 Kgs to 300 Kgs
It is be used in the fields of Pharmaceuticals, Bulk Drugs, Dyes & Chemicals, Food Products & Starch
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In a fluid bed dryer used for powder drying, initially the air is sucked inside from the surroundings with a fan run with electric motor inside the dryer. The air then passes through heating system within the dryer and gets heated up. This hot drying air is then made to flow through bed of the moist materials that are laid on shaking perforated steel bed. This air is introduced with required velocity and temperature that the bed gets fluidized allowing intimate contact of each particle with the air. As the bed vibrates or shakes, the particles in the bed are carried forward slowly along the length of the dryer. All the moisture present in particles get sucked by the hot air which then escapes into the dust recovery system and is recycled for the further use in process. The velocity and temperature of air can be controlled as the particles pass on the bed and hence very wet to sticky materials can also be dried with a fluid bed dryer effectively. The dried material is then fed into the cooling zone where cool air reduces the temperature of the material to the required state.