What makes Solex technology so efficient?

Traditional cooling technology requires high energy consumption

The most common method of cooling bulk solids is direct air-cooling – for example, fluid bed coolers or drum coolers. With this method, large horsepower fans take in and blow ambient air across the product. The air is then discharged through an air cleaning system to an exhaust stack. The inherent problem with using air to directly cool bulk solids is the significant quantity of air required and the expense involved in chilling, processing and cleaning that air.

Solex cooling technology requires minimal energy

img plateBankSolex technology cools bulk solids indirectly using water. With this technology, cooling water is pumped through a vertical bank of hollow stainless steel plates while the bulk solid passes between the plates at a rate sufficient to achieve the required cooling. No air is required in the cooling process and the energy requirements are minimized. The total energy consumption of the Solex heat exchanger can be 90% less than air-cooling methods.


Energy savings example

Compare the energy consumption of the Solex indirect cooling technology to a typical fluid bed cooler.

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Energy Consumption:

The energy consumption of the Solex cooler is 0.3 kWh/tonne vs 7 kWh/tonne for a typical fluid bed cooler.

Energy Savings: The total electrical energy savings over five years is approximately USD $750,000.


This entry was last updated on 2021-2-23

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