TEC Square developed an In-line Agglomeration process, that combines the operation of Spray Drying and Agglomeration into a single step. As a result there is more flexibility in operation. One single unit can produce either a spray dried powder or an agglomerated powder.
We use a standard spray drying operation or our own High-TS operation for this purpose, but in the layout we insert an separate agglomeration tower.
Our process is based on the best technology that is available. We use free-fall saturated steam agglomeration. This process involves a fine, spray-dried powder being fed into the top of a the agglomeration tower, where it is brought in contact with saturated steam. The fine particles will stick together as a result.
In-line Agglomeration – Saving Manpower
Characteristics and advantages of our Agglomeration Technology
Spray Drying Technology
TEC Square uses either standard spray drying suppliers as a base or our own high TS spray drying operation. The objective is to obtain the right base powder in this operation
TEC Square uses technology based on a combination of free-falling powder and saturated steam.
FTE’s (Full time employees)
Normal spray drying operation requires one FTE in charge of the controls and several assistants in charge of final powder handling. The agglomeration operation does not require any additional personnel.
The installation is a combined unit for both operations.
Depending on customer requirements, either fully automatic or completely manual. TEC Square has its in-house operational specialists who have all operational experience. We prefer simplicity in design and operation.