Coconut Dryer

coconut-dryer

KILBURN has developed a Desiccated Coconut (DC) Dryer based on the principles of Vibrations & Fluidisation. This dryer is compact , fuel efficient and produces D.C. of very high quality meeting International food standards. The conventional dryers have several limitations of product quality, hygiene, fuel efficiency and maintenance.



“KILBURN, in more than 39 YEARS, has DESIGNED, MANUFACTURED, SUPPLIED & INSTALLED more than  30 DESICCATED COCONUT DRYERS “

COCONUT DRYER

KILBURN has pioneered the innovation of TWO TEMPERATURE ZONE DRYING for heat sensitive materials. The higher temperature zone evaporates most of the moisture at a constant rate of drying. The material is then subjected to a lower temperature in the second zone where balance moisture is reduced to the desired level. This concept prevents discolaration of desiccated coconut. Concurrently the cost is approximately half that of conventional dryers. Compact design of the KILBURN  VFBD enables single pass drying, making it an ideal and fuel efficient drying equipment for the manufacture of quality desiccated coconut.

THE PROCESS OF COCONUT DRYER

A measured quantity of wet grated coconut is fed onto a specially designed stainless steel perforated vibrating plate, mounted on an aerodynamically designed plenum chamber. The entire assembly of plenum chamber and perforated plate is suspended on leaf springs and vibrated with an eccentric shaft drive. Hot air from the heat source is sucked in and forced through the plenum chamber by a hot air blower.

In the first zone, hot air removes most of the moisture. Cold air is then introduced in the second zone by a cold air blower to reduce air temperature. Battery of cyclones are placed outside the dryer to avoid oozing of oil due to friction of fine particles. The dried and free-flowing desiccated coconut is discharged from the other end of the dryer.

ADVANTAGES
AND SPECIAL FEATURES

Apart from being fuel efficent, KILBURN VFBD produces Desiccated Coconut with a very low Allowable Plate Count (APC), Low Total Viable Plate Count (TVC) and low coliform compared to Desiccated Coconut produced on conventional dryers. Desiccated Coconut produced on KILBURN VFBD is used by internationally reputed companies for manufacture of high quality confectionery, chocolates and associated food products.

• Excellent quality product
• Robust design / long life
• Hygienic construction
• Minimum space requirement
• Easy to operate
• Negligible maintenance
• Self cleaning
• Elaborate Tests-No Rejections
• No dead pockets
• High thermal efficiency
• Enormous fuel Savings
• Spot less product
• No oozing of oils
• No Yellow/ Brown traces
• Lowest Possible APC, TVC & Coliforms
• Suitable to any type of Heater and Fuel
• Unique Adaptability: Ease of Operation

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GENERAL ARRANGEMENT

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Description
Models
DDC
EEC
FFC
GGC
Capacity (finished Products)

**(kg/hr)

LFDC
HDFC
LFDC
HFDC
LFDC
HFDC
LFGC
HFDC
Water Evaporation

rate (kg/hr)

300
300
500
525
725
750
925
1000
350
350
580
600
850
875
1080
1175
Size of drying chamber (L x W) (mmxmm)
5850 X 1070
7580 X 1070
8650 X 1650
10500 X 1650
Heat requirment

(Kcal/hr)

3,75,000
6,30,000
9,00,000
12,00,000
Air Flow rate (kg/hr)
17,700
29,700
42,400
56,500
Installed power
i) Drying Systems              (HP)
32
51
76
96
ii) Dust Collection. Systems

(HP)

12.5
20
25
35
No. of Dust Collecting Modules 2 3 3 4
Hot Air Blower Type SISW SISW DIDW DIDW
Type Of Fuel
                                      Steam / Firewood / Gas / Oil
Expected Steam consumption

3-5 bar (kg/hr)

750
1250
1800
2400
Drying Temp 1st Zone °C
110
110
110
110
110
110
110
110
Drying Temp 2nd Zone °C
90-95
90-95
90-95
90-95
90-95
90-95
90-95
90-95
Overall dimensions (mm)
A
9,400
12,000
14,500
17,100
B
5,850
7,580
8,700
10,500
C
4,800
4,800
4,800
4,800
D
4,500
5,000
5,300
5,300
E
1,500
1,500
2,100
2,100
Weight of equipments

(without heater) Tonne

6.0
8.0
12.0
18.0