The Komline-Sanderson Vibrating Fluid Bed Dryer (VFBD) is a direct drying system used to thermally process a wide variety of materials.
The VFBD uses direct heat transfer to process many different pastes, cakes, powders, and granules in a highly controllable manner. In addition, the VFBD “fluidizes” the material by a combination of vibration and air that passes upward through it, allowing for uniform heat and mass transfer.
Uniform product moisture content is achieved by passing treated gas through a perforated plate assuring intimate mixing of the gas and process material. As the treated gas passes through the wet material the moisture is removed and carried away to be treated in a cyclone and baghouse. The dried final product is conveyed to the dryer discharge. Clean-up and maintenance of a VFBD is simple and easy.
The VFBD provides the following advanced features:
- Negligible particle entrainment
- Uniform air flow and gradual removal of moisture
- Ease of maintenance
- Long equipment life
- Compact design across a wide range of sizes
- Ability to handle temperature sensitive material
- Residence Time Control
- Can operate batchwise or continuously
- Easy to Clean
- Energy Efficient
- Cost Effective