Glencore choose TORNUM dryer

28 Jan 2015

- TORNUM Polska Sp. z o.o., a fully owned subsidiary of Tornum AB in Sweden, signed a contract with Glenport Sp. z o.o., a subsidiary to Glencore, one of the world’s largest diversified natural resource companies, and a major producer and marketer of over 90 commodities worldwide.

Glencore Sp. z o.o. is the leading Polish grain trader. They operate more than 30 storage facilities in Poland, including port elevator in Szczecin, and have seven own storage elevators.

The contract includes a Heat Recovery Dryer and transport equipment. The selected model is a HR4-22-4 and shall be in operation for the coming season, mainly running rapeseed. “This type of TORNUM dryer is able to save as much as 30% energy compared to a conventional continuous mixed flow dryer”, says responsible salesman Łukasz Kaca. Considering a dryer lifetime of 20 years and a capacity of 40 tonnes/hour the energy savings will be significant and consequently less fuel emissions, TORNUM said. The payback time for the additional investment involved in a heat recovery dryer will be less than two years.

The dryer will be controlled by TORNUM Intelligent Dryer Control, IDC, a software-based control system monitoring and controlling the outgoing moisture content in continuous dryers. - “With TORNUM IDC you take the guesswork out of the drying process and minimize the risk of overdrying your grain just to be on the safe side – an expensive practice that can now be effectively eliminated “ Mr Kaca said. Fewer manhours needed to monitor the drying process lower the costs even further”.