ELIMINATE NOZZLE BEARDING AND CLOGGING TO ADDRESS SAFETY AND PRODUCTION CONCERNS
Lone Star Dairy Products, a leading producer of valueadded dairy ingredients, was experiencing problems related to its spray drying nozzles. Most critically, build-up or “bearding” of burned milk powder on the nozzles created the risk of dryer fires and explosions that could harm workers and damage equipment. In addition, clogging caused by external powder build-up and the design of the nozzle resulted in sporadic pressure changes, inconsistent particle size and wasted product. The nozzles also required frequent cleaning, cutting production runs short and reducing the volume of saleable powder.