Being the fourth generation to lead a company that designs and manufactures fluid-bed dryers and heat transfer equipment, I have spent most of my life developing a high level of understanding of fluid-bed drying technology and how it can be applied to many different types of materials. Working with our prospects and customers from the beginning through product testing, new product trials and equipment commissioning, I have noticed how their level of understanding of fluid-bed principles varies considerably. Yet, I often hear the same misconceptions about fluid-bed drying over and over again.
This article describes some of the most commonly held myths and misconceptions about fluid-bed drying. Today’s designs render them as outdated thinking.