Freeze Dryers

FD30

With its small size and but high capacity, the FD30 is perfect for various setups and applications. The FD30 Pilot-scale freeze dryer represents the next generation of freeze dryer solutions.

The FD30 Pilot scale freeze dryer, is a hygienic dual chamber bulk freeze dryer. It represents the next generation of freeze dryer solutions for the process industry. FD30 offers high capacity, optimised energy-efficiency and is virtually maintenance-free. This freeze dryer has the highest hygienic standard in the industry and its flexibility enables multiuse in various setups and applications. In addition, the onboard control system combined with batch reports from our experts, we can offer our customers easy reporting and up-scaling.

The FD30 is equipped with an external condenser which optionally can be isolated from the drying chamber. Heating for sublimation is supplied by electrical heating elements. The heating elements secure a uniform temperature gradient and pressure across the entire tray surface area. This offers the highest level of hygienic design and eliminates the risk of silicone oil and water leakages within the chamber as well as reducing the maintenance costs. The design is optimised for up-scaling and ease of maintenance.

The FD30 dryer has as an option CIP nozzle installed for full coverage of CIP liquid. It is manufactured from stainless steel (AISI 316), and all surfaces wetted by CIP-liquid are documented with either 3.1, FDA and/or FCM certificate.

Some of the applications include:

The FD30 freeze dryer is designed for drying of nutraceuticals, food and pharmaceuticals:

  • Probiotic bacteria
  • Enzymes
  • Algae
  • Coffee
  • Ready to serve food
  • Fruit and vegetable (sliced, puree or extract)

Basic system

  • Stainless steel door
  • Stainless steel drying chamber
  • Stainless steel condenser chamber
  • The stainless steel condenser coil
  • Complete refrigeration system (water-cooled)
  • Non-lubricated vacuum pump (dry scroll pump)
  • Pressure sensors (high and low)
  • Electrical heating shelves (individually controlled)
  • Stainless steel sheeted thermocouples for product temperature measurement
  • Touch screen control panel with PLC
  • Data logging
  • Stainless steel frame and cladding
  • Defrost of the condenser (hardware/software sequence)
  • FAT, SAT and CE-documentation
  • The hygienic design is prepared for CIP
  • Isolation valve
  • Additional port

Options

  • 3.2/2.1 certificates for all product wetted parts
  • CIP equipment for both chambers
  • CIP return equipment
  • Disinfection v.e.g. H202
  • Wireless product temperature probes
  • Nitrogen purging
  • Pre-cooling of drying chamber
  • A double pressure sensor set
  • Sterile filters for in-/out-let flows, 0.22 μmc
  • GMP software and documentation package
  • Batch report
  • Additional ports
  • Cooling water unit
  • Defrost of condenser via vacuum steam

Other versions

  • SIP-able + equipment
  • Silicone heating/cooling shelves including system
  • Water heating/cooling shelves including system
  • Realtime product weighing (in the chamber)
  • Air-cooled refrigeration system
  • Alternative refrigerant (R404A, R744, R747)

Some of the applications include:

The FD30 freeze dryer is designed for drying of nutraceuticals, food and pharmaceuticals:

  • Probiotic bacteria
  • Enzymes
  • Algae
  • Coffee
  • Ready to serve food
  • Fruit and vegetable (sliced, puree or extract)
Total tray area 1 m2
Number of trays 8
Input/feed capacity 30-40 kg
Cooling coil capacity +30 kg H2O
Maximum sublimation capacity 1,6 kg H2O/hour
Product contact steel parts AISI 316
Unit dimensions, W x D x H 1,8 x 0,8 x 1,7 m

 

FD30 data sheet

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