GEA’s MOBILE MINOR™ Spray Dryer with highly efficient powder separation
Offering an improved design but maintaining the same compact footprint, the MM-100 spray dryer from GEA equipped with the new and highly efficient cyclone CEE (Cyclone Extra Efficiency) is the newest addition to the MOBILE MINOR™ range.
The newly developed cyclone CEE offers a higher separation efficiency, which increases the yield and reduces emission. In real life tests the CEE powder separation efficiency was verified as being considerably higher than the efficiency of standard cyclones. All comparisons were made with the same pressure loss over the units. The efficiency was tested for a range of particle sizes, air flows and powder loadings and superior performance was verified for all combinations.
The MOBILE MINOR™ MM-100 can operate with process gas flow rates of up to 100 kg/h at an inlet temperature of 200 °C, which, for many products, means a 30% increase in powder production compared to the previous version. High capacity HEPA filters for baby food or hazardous chemical applications are available and powder collection glasses in sizes from 250–3500 ml can be supplied as standard.
An accurate hot drying gas flow pattern is key to minimizing powder deposits. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling and cutting-edge manufacturing technologies have been used to ensure high levels of precision. The universal gas disperser for the rotary atomizer as well as the two-fluid nozzle can easily be exchanged with an optional low velocity gas disperser for nozzle atomization.
Installed in more than 2400 plants worldwide, the cross-application MOBILE MINOR™ spray dryer is robust, reliable and versatile. Furthermore, the MM-100 boasts a powerful supply blower with flow indication, is easy to use and move, and laser-cut gas guides are easy to remove and clean (patent pending).