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Operational Best Practices for Rotary Dryers

By Shane Le Capitaine and Carrie Carlson, FEECO International |

To maximize the service life and reliability of rotary dryers for solid materials, adhere to this set of practices Rotary dryers have a well-deserved reputation for reliability, often providing decades of trouble-free operation in solids-handling processes. As with any type of process equipment, however, the reliability of a rotary dryer and its ability to consistently dry bulk solids hinges on proper operation and maintenance of the unit (Figure 1). This article covers best practices for rotary-dryer operation that will help to maximize the service life and reliability of the rotary dryer, while maintaining product integrity in industrial settings. FIGURE 1. Rotary dryers like the one shown here, can be highly reliable when properly operated and maintained[/caption] Maintain a consistent feed Rotary dryers are known for their tolerance to variation in feedstock conditions, such as particle size and moisture content. And while the tolerance for feedstock variation is real, the best results are still achieved by maintaining a feedstock that is as uniform as possible in all aspects. The more uniform the material going into the dryer, the more uniform the material will be coming out. Operators struggling with product consistency issues…
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