A catalog from Wyssmont Co., Fort Lee, N.J., offers tips to simplify testing of drying processes. The catalog notes that laboratory testing can be completed using as little as a 1 lb sample of feed material. Testing helps processors optimize drying conditions (i.e., drying time, temperature, airflow, etc.) prior to selecting a dryer. According to Wyssmont, process optimization usually can be completed in one to two days of testing.
Among its services, Wyssmont can test using inert atmosphere for solvent drying or materials requiring low oxygen drying. Also, it can test at temperatures up to 1100°F (600°C). All samples returned to customer for their evaluation. To request a catalog or reserve time at the testing laboratory, call 201-947-4600 or visit www.wyssmont.com.