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Powder & Bulk Solids, February 2014

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PowderBulkSolids.com Official Publication of Vol. 32, No. 2 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 PowderShow.com • IN THIS ISSUE F E B R U A R Y 2 01 4 Drying End Point Determination Drying is one of the standard unit opera- tions in chemical and pharmaceutical industries. During drying, evaporation energy is added to dry the material and to remove the solvent in a vapor phase. Read more on page 6 Valves, Gates, & Airlocks The Mac Process cleanable round airlock (CRA) was designed specifically for food, pet food, and chemical industry applica- tions, where equipment must meet chal- lenging sanitary requirements. Read more on page 13 Drying and Cooling of Food Products Food processing requires focus on char- acteristics critical to consumer appeal. Drying of food products has more effect than reduction of moisture content. Read more on page 18 Acoustic 3D Level Scanner The acoustic 3D level scanner is an advanced ultrasonic level and volume measurement system for dry solids and powders. Each of the three horn antennas transmits a different low-frequency pulse, and records the time/ distance of each echo and its direction. The digital signal processor then analyzes these received signals to produce a volume accuracy of +/- 1% (with correct number of scanners). The output signals are 4-20mA HART and MODBUS RTU. The dust-penetrating technology can measure any solids material, including carbon black, lime, coal, wood chips, titanium dioxide, fly ash, plastic pellets, and more. Global Technology Systems Inc., Shalimar, FL 850-651- 3388 www.onthelevel.com Containment and Dust Control Solution ASGCO now offers an advanced containment and dust control solution for conveyed bulk material products. Pro-Zone is a patent-pending modular conveyor belt load-zone system that optimizes the seal for air/dust tightness on the receiving conveyor belt. This "skirt-less" fully self-contained system is comprised of Slide-N-Roll beds with removable "slide-out" designed UHMW and steel side supports and easy-to-remove center rolls. Side guards, internal splash sealing system, dust curtains, and angled hoods (aluminum or steel) completely enclose the entire system. Benefits include increased productivity and lower maintenance costs. ASGCO, Allentown, PA 800-344-4000 www.asgco.com From Farm to Fuel: Turning Chicken Manure into Clean Energy Read more on page 10 ES385149_PB1402_001.pgs 01.30.2014 02:57 UBM black yellow magenta cyan

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