“Quick and reliable measurement of CO in the drying process is highly preferred for process safety!”
CO detection system
CO detection is widely used for pre-warning in dryer installation safety systems. Uncontrolled process conditions can cause the product to coagulate and form lumps, which poses a major risk to the dryer’s operation and shortens production cycles between cleaning. Importantly, coagulated products are exposed to increased residence times, which can cause degenerating smoldering reactions, creating a significant risk of fire and explosion.
NICOSYS-3 is a sample conditioning system, that detects CO in gaseous streams. We began developing this system 25 years ago, with NIZO (Dutch National Institute of Dairy Research). The Hobré NICOSYS-3 is the latest version of the system, with condensate coolers, NDIR gas filter correlation analyzer, and sample probes for various applications. The CO detector improves process safety with fast and accurate detection of smoldering and Maillard reactions to reduce fire risk.
Read more about the humidity effects in spray drying and increasing process efficiency: the HICOSYS analyzer.
Hobré Instruments B.V. only uses reliable components that have proven themselves under the severe conditions in food and feed drying factories, – and we provide the global service and maintenance necessary to keep such installations running. Below you may find the differentiation of our NICOSYS and HICOSYS.
|Measuring||H2O & CO analyzer||CO analyzer|
|Technology||OFCEAS-IR laser Technology– Tunable diode laser|
– Optical Feedback Cavity Enhanced
– Absorption spectroscopy (OFCEAS)
|Non-Dispersive Infrared Spectrophotometry (NDIR)– IR Absorption|
– Gas filter correlation
|Sample probe||Filtered sample probe||Filtered sample probe|
Dry sample line
Wet sample Line
|Leak Testing||Continous leak test||Standard leak test|
|Sample sequency||Sample sequence 45 sec||Sample sequence 80 sec|
|Power generation||400 Watts||2500 Watts|