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Widnes, Cheshire, United Kingdom, 2008/06/19 - Delavan Spray Technologies, the food process and industrial spray nozzle specialist, continues to assert technical leadership in the supply of spray drying nozzles.
Delavan, the food process and industrial spray nozzle specialist, continues to assert technical leadership in the supply of spray drying nozzles. Available as original equipment on dryers from major manufacturers the Delavan SDX spray drying nozzles can also be installed as an in-service upgrade. For users who wish to upgrade from competitor nozzles, Delavan may supply bodies and adaptors free of charge for the initial transition.
The flagship of the SDX range is the latest version SDX V nozzle. The company has launched a check valve variation of the SDX V range of spray drying nozzles. Drip-free shut off is a key feature, so that valuable product is conserved and the need for clean-up before processes restart is avoided. Manufacturers in pharmaceuticals, personal care products and chemicals will benefit, as will other process industries including many powder producers in dairy, food and beverage industries.
Minimising downtime is critical for operators of continuous process drying plants. Delavan SDX nozzles are precision manufactured from stainless steel for durability and wear resistance. Critical wear parts are made from high grade carbide with a surface finish to give optimum performance. Target output is therefore maintained longer, sustaining yield, quality and minimising process stoppages for nozzle maintenance or wear part changes.
Sound advice on optimisation of flow, droplet size and spray angle can be provided by trained engineers who are specialists in the needs of particular industry sectors. Given information on the feed material, such as solids content and viscosity, current nozzle, dryer type and the user’s dry product specification, engineers will recommend the best nozzle for each situation.
SDX nozzles are designed for quick and easy installation. As direct replacements for other spray nozzle types they often show a significant improvement in dryer performance. Other engineered accessories, such as lances to position the spray head away from the wall of the dryer, are also available.
Delavan’s spray drying specialist, Frank Whittaker, urges buyers to beware of installing clone wear parts. “These are often made from inferior materials and lack the precise geometry and high standard of surface finish that make the Delavan nozzle unique. Counterfeit components will not deliver the same performance as authentic Delavan equipment.”
With a catalogue of over 30,000 pre-engineered nozzles and components Delavan have nozzles to address the need for cleaning, coating, misting, dosing, or aeration as well as drying. Technical service is available via Delavan or authorised representatives throughout the world.
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