Automatic Dryer Adjustment Boosts Energy Savings as Throughput and Ambient Conditions Vary
Dryer manufacturers, including Conair, have done a great deal to reduce the amount of energy required to dry a given amount of resin. Today, processors who follow the drying guidelines of the major resin manufacturers can expect their power consumption to be as low as a few hundredths of a kWh/kg of material dried.
Still, with electric utility rates remaining high, and with no prospect of a significant drop, drying seems to be an unavoidable drag on profitability. The situation becomes even worse when throughput drops – even temporarily – below 100% capacity. That’s because, in most drying systems, drying air volume is fixed. This white paper analyzes the differences between standard and energy-efficient dryers.
Learn more about:
- The electric cost to dry polycarbonate
- The electric cost to dry ABS
- The electric cost to dry PET