Mechanical inspection of a dryer

Equipment: Dryer

Sector: Chemicals (France)

Context: Equipment operating in degraded mode:

Cause: The customer was processing a new product which clogged inside the tube, creating problematic build-ups.
The condition of the equipment and its mechanical parts therefore deteriorated rapidly.

Services:

Sercem performed a mechanical inspection of the equipment.

The proposed inspection included:

  • Collection and analysis of data provided by the customer
  • Shell modelling
  • Calculation of tube load
  • Calculation of feed torque
  • Calculation of lifting torque
  • Calculation of motor power
  • Verification of kinematic chain sizing (girth gear and speed reducer)
  • Verification of tyre and roller sizing
  • Verification of roller bearing sizing
  • Production of an inspection report and recommendations
Deformed shell audit
AUDIT OF DRYERS, GRANULATORS, COATING DRUMS
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