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Minerals, chemicals, metals

A great number of processes require at some stage a dryer, calciner, cooler, mixer or a reactor. Ingetecsa can supply all the equipment for this. Equally important, most of these processes steps we can simulate in our test centre.

The range of chemical products we process or can process in our dryer, calciner, cooler, mixer or reactor is comprehensve: From Asparin to HDPE, from PVC to lithium hydroxide, from Melamine to sodium sulphate to rare earth. The feed stock can be anything from a liquid, to a sticky glue to a sub-micron powder.

A dryer, calciner, cooler, mixer or a reactor in a chemical factory

All equipment of INGETECSA is suitable for both indoor as well as outdoor installation. Plus also a full wash down if desired. Furthermore, every unit normally operates under a light under pressure. Dust emissions stay at an absolute minimum by using for instance very high efficiency cyclones, bag house filters and water/gas scrubbers. The basis of the design of all our equipment is for continuous operation. Some of our units/processes allow a batch wise operation too. Where needed is our equipment explosion resistant. Accessibility and reliability are one of our key design factors.

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We offer the following process steps:

  • Drying process
  • Cooling process, click here
  • Solidification process, click here
  • Mixing processes / reaction process, click here

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Drying process

 

 

 

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COOLING PROCESS

Ingetecsa has a cooling technology for every product and application.

 

Products that are free flowing and very fine:

These are best processed in the standard Flash Cooler.

  Particle sizes up to some 2 mm
  Quick cooling time (2-3 seconds) and transporting
  Transport horizontally and vertically up to 200m is possible
  Sticky products are no problem. The feed is finely dispersed with the aid of the eccentric feeder. This is an efficient high speed rotating wheel that feeds the product in the cool air stream.

Ingetecsa's Flash Dryer, offering optimised particle dispersion, aerodynamics, and possibility to dry at very high temperature

 

 

Products that are free flowing and coarser:

These are best processed in the Spiral Flash Cooler.

  Particle sizes up to some 5-6 mm, spread in dimensions
  Longer cooling time for the coarser particles (5-10 seconds)
  Transport horizontally and vertically up to 200m is possible
  Static technology

Static Spiral Flash Technology for drying and for cooling

 

 

Products that are free flowing, uniform and brittle:

These are best processed in the Fluid Bed Cooler.

  Very gentle processing
  Longer cooling times (several to many minutes)
  Drying and cooling in the same unit possible
  Static technology

Examples are HDPE, NPK, salt, urea, polyesther, ammonium sulphate (AmSul).

Ingetecsa's static Fluidised Bed technology, very gentle product treatment, superior product quality, high reliability and uptime

 

 

Products that are free flowing, and >5 mm

These can be processed in the Rotary Drum Cooler.

The Rotary Drum Cooler is suitable for processes that have either very high flows or too great a range of particle sizes that can not be processed in other technologies. Fine particles are less suitable to process in this technology as these are blown out of the unit. Indirectly cooled Rotary Drum Coolers avoid this but are less efficient due to their low specific heat exchange surface.

  Longer cooling times (many minutes up to one hour)
  Robust technology
  Deals well with large variances in feed stock

Examples are aggregates, biomass, bio solids, chips, manure, shavings, sludge.

Ingetecsa's Rotary Drum Dryer used for a variety of different products

 

 

Products that are <3 mm and toxic or pasty or gluey

These can be best processed in the Paddle Cooler.

  Very suitable for gluey, sticky materials
  Longer cooling times (many minutes up to one hour)
  Indirect cooling, ideal for dangerous or sensitive products

Examples are granules, viscous products.

 

Andritz Gouda paddle dryer / cooler

 

Products that are very hot

The Multi Chamber Cooler is like no other technology capable of cooling very hot, irregularly shaped products. Many references are for product temperatures greater than 800°C.

  Very robust and highly reliable equipment
  Deals well with hic-ups upstream
  Suitable for erosive and abrasive products

Typical products are foundry salts, zinc oxide, caustic soda, sodium chloride, potassium carbonate.

 

Ingetecsa's Multi Chamber Cooler, when robustness and reliability are most important

 

 

SOLIDIFICATION PROCESS

The Andritz-Gouda drum flaker has a unique place in this program. A drum flaker solidifies molten products. Solidification of chemicals is normally for storage and transport. Most of the times these are intermediate products that require further processing at other facilities.

Fatty acids are likely the most well known products that are solidified in the industry, but the range is basically endless. Stearic acid, sulphur, urea, soap, resin, maleic and phtalic anhydride, lactate, polyethylene glycols, are just a few of the products that are solidified on a drum flaker.

The different models of the drum flaker cater for the wide range of product viscosities, adhesion, and crystallization characteristics.

 

 

MIXING AND REACTION PROCESS
Flakes produced on the Andritz-Gouda drum flaker

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