The second and third steps in our product development process are Pilot trials and Reproducibility and Repeatability (Scale-Up) trials.
Our goal with Pilot Trials is to produce pulse-dried powder for your evaluation, and to optimize dryer throughput, yield, and efficiency, in addition to powder quality.
These trials can be conducted on three different levels and three different grades, depending on your objectives and requirements;
Level I: Initial determination trials: Normally 8 hour trials where we run up to 6 short trial runs to determine dryer settings, temperatures and configurations for atomization and to evaluate initial powder characteristics and performance.
Level II: Optimization trials: 8 to 16 hour trials (could incorporate Level I trials) to further test and develop process aids, optimize run conditions and settings, evaluate and confirm final powder specifications and characteristics and determine protocols and SOP’s,
Level III: Scale-Up Trials: 8 to 16 hour extended runs to prove reproducibility, repeatability, dryer efficiency and product yield. These trials can be done on pilot- or production scale.
Levels I through III will be conducted under one or more quality grades based on your product requirements.