The Sonic VT (variable temperature) (Patented)system
facilitates any application where containers must be rinsed
and dried prior to the mixing of powders, concentrates or
ingredients in tanks, totes, drums, barrels, blenders, mixers,
hoppers or conveying tubes. It is suitable for large
tanks, mixers, valves and piping up to 600 ft3 (17 m3) in
volume. It blow dries surfaces with air heated up to
200˚F (93˚C) by use of only natural blower heat,
thereby eliminating the need for in-line heaters.
The Sonic VT Tank Dryer (Patented) is also applicable to
liquid processing systems like transfer totes, tanks and barrels
where rinse water must not cross- contaminate the next batch
of product, or, where residual dampness and bacteria adhering
to the container surface would impair sanitation requirements.
The Sonic VT Tank Dryer (Patented) works by pumping
clean, dry, pressurized air at 0.5 to 1.0 psi (3.4 to
6.8 kPa) at air temperatures of 150˚F to 200˚F (65˚C
to 93˚C) to force evaporate the inside of the tank/blender/hopper/mixer/conveying
tube circuit. It exchanges the entire system circuit
air volume at least every 30 seconds.
The Sonic system can be customized per application and ranges from a Sonic Centrifugal Blower from 7.5 to 50 hp (5kw to 37kw) with a hose to a more elaborate system with thermocouple monitoring of the air temperature with digital controls, HEPA filters, cart, power cord and plug and Sonic AE Blower Enclosure for quiet operation. Blower materials include aluminum water-cooled housing, insulated plumbing and explosion-proof motors. The Sonic VT Tank Dryer can be used as part of a CIP system or as a portable unit.