High Efficiency Multi-Phase (H.E.M.P.) Hemp Drying Systems
Features and Benefits
- Protection and stabilization of your hemp crop.
- Low-temperature operations with no excessive loss of cannabinoids OR terpenes!
- All parts manufactured 100% in the U.S.A.
- Significant reduction in labor and square footage requirements. No need to hang dry!
- The flexibility of modular drying systems to meet current demand and future growth.
Advanced PLC/MCC Control Set
- Dashboard operating system.
- Large 15″ animated touch-screen interface.
- PLC and MCC delivered pre-wired.
- Remote camera monitoring system
- Internet connection needed.
- Less than 2-minute dry time!
- Designed for continuous feed.
- Biomass never stops moving within the system.
- Propane or natural gas burners.
- 2020 Dryer design includes:
- Metered Feed Hopper
- Secondary Mill
- Furnaces & Burners
- Fluid Bed
- Pneumatic Cooler
- ID Fans
Professional Support & Assembly
- Project management.
- Professional assembly is available.
- Initial site visit.
- System start-up.
- Initial personnel training available.
Order-to-delivery time estimated at 14-20 weeks based on the model.
Different Sizes for Different Operational Needs
- Model 3000: 1000-3000 lbs of fresh biomass per hour
- Model 6000: 2000-6000 lbs of fresh biomass per hour
- Model 15000: 5000-15000 lbs of fresh biomass per hour
Note: Anticipated Dryer Capacities are based on discrete, free flowing feed, ambient air temperatures (65F), and proper usage of the dryer equipment. Further specifications are outlined and referenced in our Proposal Materials. Excessively wet feed, 80%+ moisture content, improper feeding of the dryer, or feed that is not within specifications may further impact the anticipated capacities of the drying systems.
1. Metered Feed Hopper– Chopped material enters an IEC HEMP Dryer through the metered feed hopper. Proper feeding ensures continuous flow process. Material can be conveyed, dumped, or loaded into the hopper, based on customer’s chosen input method. In under 2 minutes, product will output on the other end of the system at under 10% moisture.
2. Secondary Mill– Hemp Product is conveyed into a Secondary Mill which ensures proper feed size. Whole plants CAN NOT be loaded into the Secondary Mill.
3. Flash Dryer– In the first stage of the process, hemp biomass is flash dried to evaporate the majority of water very rapidly. In this phase, the product is in the system for approximately only 1-2 seconds.
4. Flash Dryer Cyclone– After the flash dryer, hemp product is cooled down through the cyclone. No heat is applied during this process. This ensures product doesn’t reach temperatures that allow for degradation.
5. Fluid Bed– In the second stage of this process, semi-dry material is added to a fluid bed, with warm air being applied from below (like an air hockey table). This eliminates the rest of the contained water/moisture while still being gentle on the material.
6. Fluid Bed Cyclone– After the fluid bed, hemp product is separated and cooled down a second time through another cyclone. No heat is applied during this process. This ensures product doesn’t reach temperatures that allow for degradation.
7. Pneumatic Conveyor– After exiting the 2nd cyclone, product may still be warm to the touch. Product travels through the Pneumatic Conveyor, expelling any remaining heat and capturing dust/kief, and exits into super sacks, totes, or customer’s chosen method of storage.
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MCC/PLC– The IEC HEMP Dryer is automated by a MCC (Motor Control Center) and PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) which controls and tracks dryer operation. With one-button start and stop, programmed sequences, and operations oversight, this “computer brain” automates the dryer system.
Burners– IEC Thermo’s dryers use 2 burners that are integrated into the system. These burners can be fueled by natural gas or liquid propane. No hemp product ever directly contacts the burners.
Exhaust– Moisture exhausts out a vent on the roof in the form of water vapor. There are no particulates exhausted.
Process Flow Diagram
Schedule Your 2020 Hemp Drying Project Now!
Our assembly and commissioning schedules are filling up fast. Reserve your dryer for 2020 to ensure you will be drying at full capacity for this season.