I was in a discussion with a manager the other day. The discussion turned to material driers and the manager said this…
We don’t have any compressed air driers because we process a lot of nylon and we have to dry it centrally as well as at the hopper.
Although compressed air driers do not dry the material as quickly as desiccant driers, they can still be implemented as a cost saving alternative in many applications. Hopper-mounted compressed air driers are a great method of keeping previously dried materials from absorbing moisture.
The simplicity, low cost, and reduced maintenance of compressed air material driers make them a great option to consider for hopper-mounted drying.