Checklist: Practical steps for improving your drying system’s efficiency
Today’s marketplace is increasingly driven by global competition and rising energy prices. Now more than ever, bulk solids processors are looking for ways to increase production efficiency to effectively compete in this business climate. A good place to start is with drying processes, one of this industry’s most energy-intensive processes. This article provides a detailed checklist for helping you optimize your system’s efficiency to improve your plant’s bottom line.
You can improve your drying system’s efficiency and lower drying costs by making improvements in several basic areas: minimizing maintenance and repair downtime, improving system insulation, improving system controls, maintaining the burner, reducing energy losses, recovering dryer heat energy, and increasing the system’s production capacity. The following checklist will put you on your way to making significant improvements in these areas.