Has your drying process ever let you down? Poor energy efficiency, end-product quality issues and equipment corrosion are common problems in dryers lacking proper instrumentation. The amount of humidity in air plays a critical role when drying everything from wood to ceramics and whey powder, and even compressed air. A lack of accurate temperature and humidity measurement in industrial processes can lead to a variety of problems, and therefore additional costs, that a business could do without.
Vaisala has the measurement instruments to solve your drying issues for everything from ceramics or compressed air to wood, food products, and more. For your industrial drying process, this means energy savings, reduced equipment stress and breakdowns, and improved end-product quality.
Drying is an essential process in the manufacturing of various construction materials like tiles, bricks and gypsum board. Typically the dried material is not measured directly, but rather indirectly through water vapor measurement of the process air.
Relative humidity plays an essential role in wood drying, along with time and temperature. Normally these parameters are based on previous drying experience, with the goal being to optimize drying time while minimizing wood cracking.
Compressed air that is clean and dry can be ensured by accurate dew point measurement instruments. By using stable dew point measurement you can also avoid over-drying and save energy.
Optimized spray drying of powders saves you energy and costs. Finding the optimal conditions and being able to keep them stable is the key to lower cost and energy efficient manufacturing.
How to Save Energy and Ensure Quality in Low Humidity Processes
In this one-hour webinar Product Engineer Joni Partanen explains the low humidity theory and the role of dew point measurement. Then he focuses on the materials being in contact with the process and how different materials interact with their environment. He also takes a look at some energy intensive processes where good instrumentation can bring major savings on energy costs and simultaneously improve yield and the end product quality.