GEA Niro IFD™
The GEA Niro IFD™ Integrated Filter Dryer combines state-of-the-art spray drying and bag filter design. It was was introduced in 2002 when the first semi-industrial pilot plant was started up.
GEA Niro IFD™ features
The integrated back-mix fluid bed as used in the Multi-Stage Dryer MSD™ spray drying plant
- The ring-formed plug-flow fluid bed as used in the COMPACT DRYER™
- The CIP-able filter bag principle known from the SANICIP™ bag filter is now integrated inside the spray drying chamber.
- The feed system with concentrate preheating known from the Multi-Stage Dryer MSD™ and TALL FORM DRYER™.
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.
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- 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.
This spray dryer forms the key element in a complete process line for food and dairy powders.
All plants designed and supplied by GEA Process Engineering will enable the end user to obtain approvals put forward by the EU directive.