Spray-dry nozzle safety company Spray Nozzle Engineering has released a new generation of Spray-Dry Nozzle Check Valves.
Called the GEN-4 Drip-Pro, the system was designed in response to the problem of post-drier shutdown dripping, where latent line pressures continue the flow or dripping of concentrate, flush water or both into a cooling chamber or down into the vibrating fluid bed (VFB).
In many driers, this dripping can occur at the end of the run or after a flush, wherein each situation either you have concentrated drips leading to scorched particle deposits and final product contamination, or the dripping of nozzle flush water into the chamber or bed, causing contamination and cleaning problems.
Many of Spray Nozzle Engineering’s customers like Click&Dry check valves. Although the check-valve primarily stops a wet bottom, which starts to make lumps in the fluidised bed that can slowly grow to form larger snowballs to the point that they may have to shut the process down leading to costly downtime and cleaning. All of this can be avoided by the Drip-Pro valve, which drops straight into the existing Click&Dry Nozzle system.
Spray Nozzle Engineering has received awards for its products for many decades and is at the forefront of drier safety and risk mitigation in nozzle technology. The Drip-Pro Gen 4 Valve is no exception, being designed to function reliably within the milk fluid path and difficult service conditions, especially viscous products such as infant formula (IF) and nutritionals, allowing longer run times even with a check valve installed.
Spray Nozzle Engineering can suggest the right check valve for your spray dry application.
Available to run on all drier types, designed with long term serviceability in mind, the Hi-Flo Drip-Pro is just part of their complete range of Click&Dry nozzle safety products.
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