Contact Drying- Steam Cylinders
KERONE is having over 40 years experience in designing and manufacturing of various type of Contact Drying- Steam Cylinders/Cans. Our expertise with dryers and drying application, Contact Drying- Steam Cylinders/Cans the simplest and cheapest mode of drying fabrics.
Contact Drying- Steam Cylinders/Cans are primarily employed for transitional drying rather than final drying and for pre drying prior to stentering. Fabric/drying material is passed around a series of steam heated cylinders using steam at pressures varying from 35 psi to 65 psi. Cylinders can be used to dry down a wide range of fabrics, but it does give a finish similar to an iron and is therefore unsuitable where a surface effect is present or required. In stenters, the fabric is width wise stretched for width fixation by a series of holding clips or pins mounted on a pair of endless chains.
It is common for steam cylinders to have problems such as leaks at vacuum breakers, air vents, rotating joints and steam traps. This is a direct result of the design of the heating system which relies on passing steam and condensate into and out of each cylinder via a rotating joint. When you have upto maybe 32 such cylinders in a single bank then the potential for leakage is considerable. It is therefore important to initiate a good maintenance regime. For example, periodically checking steam traps using an ultrasonic steam leak detector.