Spray drying is the most widely used manufacturing process for particle formation and drying within the food and pharmaceutical industries. The earliest application of spray drying was to develop skimmed milk powder in the early 20th century.

It is utilised to produce dry solids in powder, granulate and agglomerate form from liquids. Spray drying involves atomizing a liquid into a spray of droplets and exposing the droplets to hot air in a dry chamber. The drying process, which involves the evaporation of moisture and the formation of dry particles, is meticulously monitored under stringent temperature and airflow conditions. The powder is then continuously discharged from the spray dryer and packed.

Currently, the importance of spray drying is increasing at an unprecedented rate globally. North America and Europe are the most prominent users of spray drying; however, increasing research and development and the continuous introduction of government initiatives will probably make Brazil, China, India, and Russia dominant players in spray drying in food and pharma.

Spray Dryer Crack Testing Inspections

Spray dryer crack testing inspections encompass Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). It is essential to note that GMP, HACCP programs, and pathogen monitoring are vital for effective food safety programs. Timely inspection and examination of the spray drying chamber comply with the latest guidelines, legislation, and directives.

Defects and cracks can appear in spray drying chambers, owing to exposure from its working conditions, age, and temperature changes. Such defects and cracks can lead to the formation of microbial films wherein microbes thrive on organic remnants present in the cracks. As such, spray drying crack inspection, as the name suggests, pertains to the investigation of the efficacy, safety, and hygiene of spray dryers and spray drying chambers.

Therefore, the spray drying sector needs crack testing inspection services such as those offered at Bioscan.

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1. Detecting visual and non-visual defects using an electronic testing technology

It is a comprehensive inspection service for the periodic examination of spray dryers. The method is efficient, environmentally friendly, and does not require the useage of dyes or chemicals. Moreover, the electronic testing technology minimises production downtime and ensures that audit requirements are aptly met. Thus, it becomes possible to carry out a full dryer inspection within 24 to 48 hours, improving the efficacy of the spray drying plant.

2. Safety and Risk Prevention

Another vital aspect of spray dryer crack testing is associated with the safety of the process. For instance, the personnel at Bioscan are trained and qualified, assuring that clients get the best-in-class professional services coupled with extensive knowledge and experience. The staff at Bioscan are specially trained to work at heights and within confined spaces and undergo refresher training in a timely fashion. Likewise, Bioscan is ISO 9001, and Safe Contractor certified, meaning that the organisation offers best-in-class support and security to its vast pool of clients.

Further Read: Bioscan’s Electronic Testing Technology For Spray Dryers Inspection

Wrapping It Up

In a nutshell, we can safely say that spray drying is an industry with global significance. In addition, we can only expect an increase in its influence. The rising prominence of spray drying technology ought to be backed by dependable spray drying crack testing mechanisms to ensure that the plant’s safety is prioritised. However, spray drying inspection companies must adhere to all applicable standards and customer-specific requirements to offer world-class services.

Bioscan is focused on making a veritable change within the spray drying sector by offering best in class testing services. With a portfolio of clients such as Abbott, Lactalis, DFA, Perrigo, Nestle, Mead Johnson, and many more, Bioscan has established themselves as a pioneering presence within the spray drying inspection industry.