PIOVAN DEVELOPS EUROPEAN PATENTED POLYMER DRYING SYSTEM

13/11/2015
Plastics & Rubber Weekly

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Piovan has debuted a new line of auto-adaptive multiple hopper drying systems delivering optimal and consistent operating conditions and lower energy consumption, for which a first patent has been issued in Europe. 


The ancillaries equipment maker says in develop­ing the new Modula, it has incorporated process contro! elements in addition to these bonus features (high operating reliability, energy and efficiency). These include consistency in the physical character­istics of the polymer after drying and the system is adapted automatically to the initial conditions of the polymer and those required by the process. 
Piovan says. there are many variables in the dry­ing process and ali have been taken into account in the Modula project, Jaunched in 2010 and now offered in a new range of systems. It can adapt and automatically contro! operating parameters based on ambient temperature, initial moisture leve], type and quantity of polymer, the final moisture con­tent of the polymer, and granule size. In the case of applications that involve a number of materials of different kinds, a centra] unit is commonJy used to generate dry air, which is then distributed to a series of hoppers, one for each materiai.

 

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