Continuous Rotary Drum Dryers

Rotary Dryers and Systems for Efficient Thermal Processing

An Applied Chemical Technology (ACT) continuous rotary drum dryer is the ideal perfect piece of equipment for industrial drying processes done on a continuous basis. Whether you need a pilot scale or industrial scale continuous rotary dryer, we have the expertise and experience to design and fabricate drying that required for your process. At ACT, we build all of our industrial equipment with the highest quality standards. Our continuous rotary dryers have been used in a wide variety of applications requiring drying of solids like powders, granular materials, and foods. Manufactured since 1981, our dryers have proven to strong and dependable. For clients interested in a complete thermal processing system, ACT has the expertise, engineers, designers, and skilled craftsmen to fabricate the system to meet your processing requirements. We can include air handling systems for emissions control as well as feed systems, screening and recycling, product handling, and more.

Our craftsmen build drum dryers from carbon steel, stainless steel, and specialty alloys with throughputs from 10 lb/hr to 100 tons/hr or more. We build counter-current or co-current direct-fired rotary dryers as well as indirect-fired rotary dryers based on your material properties and processing demands.

Rotary Drum Dryer
Materials of Construction: Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Specialty Alloys
Capacity: 10 lb/hr to 100 tons/hr and more
Diameters: 1 foot to 14 foot diameter
Lengths: Up to 60 feet (single segment), Up to 150 feet (multiple segments)
Fuels for Dryer Systems:Natural Gas, Propane, Syngas, BioFuels, and Others

Air Handling/ Emissions Control Systems Available:

  • Scrubbers
  • Baghouses
  • Cyclones
  • Combination of the Above

Typical Materials Dried in an ACT Rotary Dryer

  • Fertilizers
  • Aggregates
  • Biomass – Wood Chips, Energy Crops, and Other Materials
  • Minerals – Sands, Clays, and Other Minerals
  • Sewage Sludge
  • Animal Feeds – Cereal Grains, High Protein, Wastes, and By-Products
  • Foods – Cereals, Fruits and Vegetables, Starches, and more
  • Plastics – Pellets, Resin, PET, Waste
  • Powders

Multiple Function Rotary Dryers

Want to do more than just dry? ACT builds dryers capable of multiple functions in a single rotary drum.

Typical Multiple Functions in Rotary Drum Dryer:

  • Granulation
  • Classifying
  • Coating
  • Cleaning
  • Cleaning/Drying/Classifying
  • Granulation/Drying/Classifying