Drying and Calcination

In many industries, drying or calcination is one of the most energy intensive processes. It is also an area where major gains in efficiency are achievable. Online moisture analysis of the material being dried can be used for manual or automated control of dryer parameters so as to optimize resident time of the material in the dryer.


This is irrespective of the type of drying equipment be it shaft furnaces, rotary kilns, multiple heath furnaces or fluidized reactors.


In most popular drying or calcination processes, MoistScan® is typically employed at either the entry of or exit to the dryer or calciner. The information from the MoistScan® is used in a PID control loop enabling feed-back or feed-forward control



Click here to contact us to discuss how MoistScan® might benefit your drying or calcination process.

Copper Mine and Smelter – Brazil

Instrument:
MA-500HD
Material:
Nickel Ore
Installation:
Out-feed for rotary drier furnace
Bed Depth:
50mm
Moisture:
25 – 35%
Purpose:
To control the drying and agglomeration process in rotary drier furnace.
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia
Nickel Operation – Sorowako, Canada

Instrument:
MA-500HD
Material:
Nickel Ore
Installation:
On exit conveyor belt to rotary dryer
Bed Depth:
N/A
Moisture:
15 – 30%
Purpose:
Dryer control
Food Manufacurer - Queensland, Australia