Drying of agricultural products
In the dryer sector, according to SCooPE Projects (European project in charge of analysing the energy expenditure in cooperatives), the energy used within the cereal drying phase (example of product to be dried) is as follows:
As can be seen, 72% of the energy used corresponds to the drying phase, which includes both electrical energy and thermal energy (gas).
Knowing that each cooperative or company has its own particularities and priorities, it is an obligation for the companies dedicated to energy efficiency to adapt to each case, there being no standardization in the sector in the drying methods.
That is why we are visiting companies in the sector with numerous systems, of multiple dimensions and totally different modes of operation. But almost all of them have something in common, the need for hot air at different temperatures.
That’s why preheating the air used in the drying process can be a cost-effective and efficient option, reducing both your financial expense and the carbon footprint of your product.
Iaxxon Energía has developed an air pre-drying system capable of satisfying most of the demands of the sector’s dryers, since we do not interfere in the drying process, but rather preheat the air (thus decreasing its relative humidity), thus achieving that the boiler works at a lower power and therefore less energy consumption.
How does it work?
Iaxxon Energía provides the necessary air preheating to your production process either in hot air or drying processes, making these processes more profitable and sustainable
The process of air preheating in the Iaxxon Energia collectors is as follows:
Initial filter: The outside air can pass through if the client requests an initial filter, eliminating the impurities that the client determines.
Solar collectors: The outside air already purified will be introduced in the Iaxxon energy solar collectors crossing the solar field. In this step it is where the rise of temperature and the decrease of its relative humidity takes place.
Transport ducts: At the outlet of the collectors, this hot and dry air will optionally pass through a fan that forces the current and provides the flow demanded by the boiler.
The insulated ducts will transport the hot air from the outlet of the collectors to the exchanger or the existing system to heat the air entering the dryer.
The savings are made at this point. When the preheated air reaches the boiler. The boiler will need less energy to make the thermal jump to the air that your dryer needs.
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