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Comparing Continuous Fluid Bed Dryers: Vibrating vs Static
March 20, 2013

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Comparing Continuous Fluid Bed Dryers: Vibrating vs Static

A continuous fluid bed dryer may be one of two types: vibrating or static. Since there are overlapping applications for both types, it is important to understand the capabilities and shortcomings of each. A static fluid bed dryer can be efficiently designed with heat panels to achieve an almost saturated outlet air condition. A vibrating fluid bed is not quite as efficient as a static unit, but it is much more flexible, handling a wider range of particle sizes and shapes. Attendees of this presentation will compare both types of fluid beds dryers from the following aspects: design, heat efficiency, residence time, attrition, capacity, and range of applications.

Key Take-Aways:
  • Compare the capabilities of vibrating vs static continuous fluid bed dryers
  • Discover the strengths and weaknesses of each
  • Understand which design suits your application best
Jim Schak, National Sales Manager, GEA Process Engineering Inc.

As National Sales Manager for GEA Process Engineering - a leading manufacturer of spray, fluid bed, and swirl fluidizer dryers - Jim Schak has 30 years of experience in the convection and conduction dryer industry. He holds a B.S. in Chemical engineering with NJIT.

Ananta Islam, Sales Engineer, GEA Process Engineering Inc.

Ananta Islam is a Sales Engineer at GEA Process Engineering Inc. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Maryland, and an MBA from Loyola University.