Exothermics was awarded equipment acceptance certificates for a heat exchanger and an air heater for spray drying applications in the dairy industry.
Exothermics, a division of Eclipse Inc., Rockford, Ill., was awarded equipment
acceptance certificates for a heat exchanger and an air heater for specific use
on spray drying applications in the dairy industry. The specific models are Model
SP-DA air-to-air heat exchanger and Model ER-DA indirect air heater.
Manufactured by Toledo-based Exothermics, the indirect-fired
air heater provides clean heated air for the dryer, and the air-to-air heat
exchanger provides increased thermal efficiency through heat recovery. Dairy
dryers can achieve 20 percent or greater energy savings from better utilization
of the latent energy exhausted from the dryer, says the company.
The equipment acceptance certificates were awarded in
December after an extensive review by the United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA) Equipment Review Program. The review included an evaluation
and observation of manufacturing methods and design principles. Both models are
accepted for use in plants that require certified equipment compliant for the
USDA Dairy Plant Survey program. The USDA Dairy Grading Branch certificate is
in effect for a five-year period.