The IFD™ (Integrated Filter Dryer) by GEA Niro
The Integrated Filter Dryer IFD™ is a combination of well proven unit operations from other GEA Niro spray dryers. The introduction of the IFD™ to the Dairy industry in 2002 – where a semi-industrial pilot plant was started up – proved once again that when it comes to new ideas within spray drying, GEA Niro is in front.
The IFD™ plant features:
All flowsheets are available for download in the Animation Download area.
On request, the plant can be designed and delivered for a full manual and/or automatic CIP Cleaning In Place including CIP Kitchen with tanks, pumps, valves and instrumentation.
All this is combined into one unit with the following advantages:
A new air disperser concept
- There are no ducts with powder loaded air. CIP time has thus been drastically .shortened shortened and BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand) load lowered.
- The low pressure loss across the filters makes the plant less noisy and it consumes less energy.
- No flexible connections where powder can accumulate
- The IFD™ plant requires 20-30 % less building volume. Therefore, total investment is lower.
GEA Niro has also developed a completely new air disperser concept, which operates with very low pressure loss and yet distributes the around the nozzles a lot better than any other air disperser. This again means lower energy consumption.
The nozzle lances are very short and operator friendly. They are easily adjusted to change product structure from non-agglomerated regular powders to agglomerated powders instantly soluble in cold water. The nozzle's return is easily monitored by a set of cameras, so that the operators can watch the spray continuously.
This spray dryer forms the key element in a complete process line for food and dairy powders
All plants designed and supplied by GEA Niro will enable the end user to obtain approvals put forward by the EU directive.