Malvern Presents Economic Benefits of Real-Time Particle Sizing at APACT 13

March 19, 2013

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Malvern Presents Economic Benefits of Real-Time Particle Sizing at APACT 13

Malvern Instruments will deliver a presentation on the benefits of real-time particle sizing and its proven capacity to enhance production economics, at this year’s Advances in Process Analytics and Control Technology (APACT) conference, which takes place April 24-26 in Chester, UK.

The presentation will cover the techniques of laser diffraction particle sizing and spatial filter velocimetry, focusing on the proven potential of both to improve process efficiency and cut variable costs by, for example reducing waste, minimizing energy consumption, and increasing throughput.
Manufacturers across a number of industries share the need to control particle size and particle size distribution in order to optimize product performance. Particle size may, for example, directly influence the reactivity of a catalyst, the stability of a foodstuff, or the bioavailability of a drug. The presentation will explore the reasons for incorporating real-time particle sizing technology within a manufacturing process and will provide examples that illustrate typical economic gains.
Malvern’s Insitec is a laser diffraction particle sizing system for the continuous analysis of wet or dry process streams with particles in the size range 0.1 to 2500 microns. The Parsum probe on the other hand, uses spatial filter velocimetry to deliver in situ, real-time size and velocity measurements for solid particles in the size range 50 to 6000 microns, suspended in a pneumatic or gravity flow gas stream. Both systems are designed specifically for process application and deliver high reliability, 24/7, with minimal maintenance, providing a secure platform for process monitoring and a data stream for automated control.

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