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F E B R U A R Y 2 01 3 • IN THIS ISSUE Vol. 31, No. 2 Industry Insight When dealing with hazardous materials, and when the wet product requires evaporation of volatile solvents, the system design requires careful consideration from both a safety and environmental perspective. Read more on page 6 Drying Focus T h e S o u r c e f o r D r y P r o c e s s i n g a n d B u l k H a n d l i n g Te c h n o l o g y Feeco can supply rotary dryers, coolers, kilns, calciners, and combination dryercoolers. All designs are developed with efficiency, durability, and process flexibility in mind. Read more on page 7 Grain Processor Gets Smooth Fill Conical Mixer-Dryer Still Going Strong at 75 Years Grain Millers Inc., which has been packaging conventional organic whole grain products for more than 30 years, switched to a Haver bagging machine and has increased production by about 40 percent. Read more on page 30 PCX Dispersion Dryers These dryers effectively disperse material, which helps to ensure rapid evaporation and uniform moisture content. Their intense and intimate mixing action increases product surface area, which makes them energy efficient and enables a compact unit to provide high throughputs. Applications include: minerals, agricultural products, chemicals, food (ingredients, additives, colorings), and specialty chemicals. They are ideal for drying wet cakes, pastes, and slurries. The dryers can be configured for many applications. A variety of heat sources, feeders, classifiers, and dispersion-plate configurations provide flexibility. Bepex International, Minneapolis, MN 612-627-1415 www.bepex.com Read more on page 12 Fluid Bed Dryers When drying large volumes of material, energy consumption is a controllable expense. Ventilex fluid bed dryers maximize ROI by reducing energy expenditures. The energy cost per year to operate a large dryer is typically as much or more than the initial investment in the dryer. These dryers are engineered and manufactured in Europe where energy costs have been up to three times higher than in North America. Using state-of-the-art designs to recapture the thermal energy that was once just exhausted to the atmosphere and combining energy-efficient design with PLC controls and advanced algorithms guarantees energy savings of 10 to 60% over other dryers. Ventilex USA, Middletown, OH 513-217-5830 www.ventilex.net Official Publication of the www. for daily equipment reviews, industry news updates, and Web-exclusive content Conference and Exhibition magenta cyan yellow black .com ES189375_PB1302_001.pgs 01.31.2013 21:17 UBM

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