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Powdereye Offers In-Line Powder Analysis for Spray Dryers in One Operation

April 11, 2012

The Powdereye is a breakthrough in in-line powder sampling and analysis. In-line sampling and analysis can now be done in a simple, quick, and accurate manner that allows for better monitoring of the spray drying process to help secure product quality and consistency, and plant performance. Powdereye makes all tests in a single operation. The samples are taken in a timed frequency and followed by real-time analysis. The analysis includes powder moisture content (by microwave technology), powder bulk density (loose and tapped), powder temperature and scorched particles (by digital image analysis). All data is displayed to the plant operators as trend curves and alarms in the plant HMI system. The monitoring process uses these five tests; the improved powder quality surveillance; and the documentation make swift corrective action possible, minimizing both loss of product and process capacity. Powdereye is a flexible and adaptable solution that requires no complicated calibration for different products and can be used for a wide range of applications, from improved process control in plants to analysis at laboratories and R&D plants. GEA Process Engineering, Hudson, WI 715-386-9371 www.niroinc.com