Toll Drying

Toll Drying Services

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Pulse Combustion Systems offers two levels of Toll Drying services – Pilot Dryer scale, and Production Dryer scale.  Both dryers are certified organic and kosher, and both will be certified cGMP by first quarter of 2017.

Pilot Dryer Scale. We use our Pilot Dryer for low volume toll-processing of high-value, high-purity products. Typical runs on this dryer involve removing 100 to 1500 pounds of water. Our normal price for toll drying on this scale is $2,500 per shift.

Production Scale. Most of our  contract spray drying  is performed on our  PCS Model P-1  spray dryer, which has an evaporative capacity of 500 pounds of water per hour. Typical production runs involve 2 to 40 tons of feed material, which can be received in a truckload of totes, or a tanker load.  We have a 5,000-gallon stainless steel tank for offloading a tanker trailer.

For planning and estimating purposes, toll drying fees on the P-1 Dryer range between $6,000 and $8,000 per shift (which equates to about $1.50 to $2.00 per pound of water evaporated), and the range depends on the level of effort required, including, but not limited to:

  • Preparation
  • Batching/Mixing/Reacting
  • Packaging
  • Refrigeration/Heating
  • Cleanup and Turnaround effort
  • On-Site Warehousing

The minimum charge for Production Scale toll drying is $15,000. After a few successful runs, the pricing can be converted to a “per-pound powder” basis for future runs.

Contact us  to find out more about our toll drying services for your application or visit our  Spray Drying Technologies  pages to learn more about the benefits of pulse combustion spray drying over conventional forms of freeze drying or spray drying.

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