A two-day seminar hosted by Bühler Aeroglide aims to help participants learn and apply drying theory to enhance the performance of processing equipment and improve product quality. The event will be held on December 9-11 in Cary, N.C.

Most conveyor dryers operate 10 to 30 percent below their potential efficiency, and this is a frequent source of lost revenue, even in smaller production lines, says Bühler Aeroglide. The seminar curriculum is geared toward teaching participants the basics of drying theory through a combination of focused and concentrated lectures followed by hands on laboratory sessions.

The seminar explores drying basics, including parameters, balancing, evaluating, mechanical inspections and troubleshooting with a dryer simulation. By learning how to adjust and regulate the process for the desired outcome, participants may find hidden areas of opportunity in the drying process at their own facilities. (Bühler Aeroglide also provides a site evaluation service to establish baselines for these improvements.)

The three-day-interactive training program was created for plant managers, project managers, plant engineers and quality control personnel. It also teaches advanced drying concepts and measurement practices in a hands-on laboratory session combined with advance calculation methods used for dryer sizing. On day two, the class gets to address a mystery product and develop an out-of-the-box approach to solve a drying issue. For more information and to register, contact Carolyn Gill at 919-851-2000 or send an email to carolyn.gill@buhlergroup.com