“DRYPACK” - a calculation and analysis tool

M.B. Andreasen, R. Toftegaard, P. Schneider, Martin Ryhl Kærn, Brian Elmegaard

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    Abstract

    “DryPack” is a calculation tool that visualises the energy consumption of airbased and superheated steam drying processes. With “DryPack”, it is possible to add different components to a simple drying process, and thereby increase the flexibility, which makes it possible to analyse the most common drying processes. Moreover, it is possible to change the configuration of the dryer by including/changing energy saving components to illustrate the potential of the new configuration. The calculation tool is demonstrated in four different case studies, where the actual energy consumption and possible energy consumption reductions by using “DryPack” are calculated.
    With the “DryPack” calculation tool, it is possible to calculate four different unit operations with moist air (dehumidification of air, humidification of air, mixing of two air streams, and heating of air). In addition, a Mollier diagram with temperatures above 100°C may be generated.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication6th Nordic Drying Conference
    Number of pages10
    Publication date2013
    ISBN (Print)978-82-92739-06-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event6th Nordic Drying Conference - Danish Technological Institute (DTI), Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 5 Jun 20137 Jun 2013
    Conference number: 6

    Conference

    Conference6th Nordic Drying Conference
    Number6
    LocationDanish Technological Institute (DTI)
    Country/TerritoryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period05/06/201307/06/2013

    Keywords

    • Air dryer
    • Energy flow
    • Energy savings
    • Simulation
    • Superheated steam dryer

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