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Tema Process Soybean processing (cooking) and drying equipment

Tema Process Soybean processing (cooking) and drying equipment

Soybean meal is an ideal protein supplement for all types of cattle feed.
TEMA Process B.V. is a specialised design and manufacturing company for Fluid Bed Systems for drying of minerals, chemicals, food, feed, biomass, etc. The TEMA Fluid Bed can be applied not only for drying, but also for cooling, roasting, torrefaction, puffing, blanching, stripping , spices and herbs sterilisation and pasteurisation and calcining.

sub-fluid bed dryer

Sub-Fluid Bed Dryers: Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Larvae

For products that need long resident times (mainly in the food industry), TEMA PROCESS has designed a sub-fluid bed dryer. The layer thickness of the product with normal continuous fluid bed drying is about 10 – 15 cm. If the layer thickness is increased, the spread of product residence time is increased excessively due to axial mixing of the product during the drying process. With sub-fluid bed drying it is possible to run with thicker layers, up to 60 cm. […]

LiOH and Na2SO4 dryers ready for transport

LiOH and Na2SO4 dryers ready for transport ! Lithium hydroxide (LiOH) enables the production of batteries for electric vehicles (EVs). Spodumene is a mineral consisting of lithium aluminium inosilicate, LiAl(SiO3)2, and is a source of lithium. In the production process  lithium hydroxide and sodium sulphate is produced. After separating the solid and liquid by a centrifugal machine the lithium hydroxide (LiOH ) is dried on a Tema Process Fluid bed dryer. Also the sodium sulphate (Na2SO4) is dried on a […]

Life for Tyres rCB – Tema Fluid Bed Dryers

With an investment of 30 million euros, the Life for Tyres plant in Puertollano (Ciudad Real) plans to recycle some 27,000 tons per year, 9% of the tires used annually in Spain.
Carbon black is a material produced by the incomplete combustion of heavy petroleum products. Traditionally Carbon Black (CB) has been used as both a reinforcing agent and filler in automobile tires. Along with better understanding of CB’s unique properties as a material, it is presently used in a much […]

Black Soldier Fly Dryer

Drying Technology – Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL)

Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) are used to compost waste or convert the waste into animal feed. BS jFly larvae are among the most efficient animals at converting biomass into feed. Low temperature drying prevents the loss of valuable nutrients and baking or burning of the larvae.

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Fluid Bed Dryer for Sand

Sand drying: a fluid bed dryer processes granular, free-flowing materials include sand, minerals, clays, etc.
In a fluid bed, the material being dried is suspended and completely surrounded by the drying air or gas, causing that material to behave like a fluid. Besides keeping the material in a seemingly liquid state, the gas stream is the media for heat and mass exchange. As a result of the intimate gas-to-solids contact, very high rates of heat transfer are accomplished while the sand […]

Fluid bed dryer 28m2

Dryers ready for Shipment!

Thermal drying is a process found in almost all industries. There are various choices of fluidized bed dryers available. Particles/powders are classified into major groups according to their characteristics when exposed to fluidizing gas stream, this is used as the main criteria for selection of Fluid Bed Dryer/Cooler for a particular application. An efficient drying technology: desired quality at minimum cost, low carbon footprint and little environmental impact In order to reduce investment costs one needs to enhance drying rates […]

Tema process fluid bed dryer

Thermal Treatment Solutions

Fluid Bed Dryers for :
Copper Sulfate (CuSO4.5H2O), Bread crumb, Sand & aggregate, Potassium Chloride KCL, Sodium Chloride NaCl, Digestate, Larvae BSF, SLS needles, PE PP Pellets, Lithium hydroxide monohydrate, Lithium Carbonate, Carbon black granules, Granulated fine clay + sand, Ammonium Sulphate (NH4)2.S04, Calcium Nitrate granules (fertilizer), Talc, Sodium sulphate Na2SO4, Lithium hydroxide monohydrate, Polystyrene granules, Wet fibre residue oat, Fungicides / Insecticides, Mono Ammonium Phosphate MAP, Fertilizer Arginine phosphate monohydrate, PVC, Erythritol. Rice / lupine, Seeds, Cereals, Ceramics, Textured Vegetable […]

Thermoseed seed dryer

ThermoSeed: The cleanest seed in the world Vihervakka Lantmannen

Globally there is an increasing demand for sustainable crop production processes. ThermoSeed offers an innovative, highly efficient and environmental friendly seed treatment technology with great added value to seed processors and farmers. ThermoSeed was developed in Sweden in the nineties and has undergone rigorous testing in a wide range of crops under various climatic conditions worldwide with remarkable and consistent results. Nowadays 60.000 tons of seeds are treated annually with a strong increase of volume and users globally.
-For highly productive […]

Static (non-shaking) fluidised bed or fluid bed

Static (non-shaking) fluidised bed

Static (non-shaking) fluidised bed or fluid bed (dryers and coolers) are used on free flowing fluidised bulk materials that have a narrow particle size distribution. The static fluid bed remains stationary during operation. Static fluid bed dryers can be continuous or batch operation and may be round or rectangular.
The other type of fluid bed dryer is a shaking fluid bed dryer or cooler, where the body of the dryer oscillates, assisting the movement of material through the unit and supporting the fluidisation […]

fluid bed dryer cooler

Dryer/cooler process, how does it work?

Fluid bed Process.
I often get the questions : What does fluidised bed mean? How does a fluidisation work? What is the purpose of fluidisation? Etc.
In a couple of chapters, I like to explain more about this technology/process and where the system can be used.

sea salt dryer

Tema Process Sea Salt Dryer

Production of sea salt begins with evaporation of sea water in shallow pools and ends with the harvest, washing, drying and packing of salts.

how does fluid bed dryer cooler work

Fluid bed dryer/cooler, how does it work?

I often get the questions : What does fluidised bed mean? How does a fluidisation work? What is the purpose of fluidisation? Etc.
In a couple of chapters, I like to explain more about this technology/process and where the system can be used.

How does fluidisation work

Fluidisation, how does it work?

Fluid bed or fluidised dryers. I often get the questions : What does fluidised bed mean? How does a fluidisation work? What is the purpose of fluidisation? Etc.
In a couple of chapters, I like to explain more about this technology/process and where the system can be used.

Granulating & Drying

The continuous single shaft granulator is used for granulation of sludge (pre-mixed). The granulator consists of an enclosed housing with a rotating shaft with pins with hardened tips. The tip speed of the pins in combination with the distance in between the pins and distance of the pin tips to the housing makes the forming of the correct granules.
The rotation speed is controlled by a frequency convertor. Rotation speed and distance of the pins to the housing is to be […]

Factory Acceptance Test

Factory Acceptance Test (FAT in our workshop) of a R&D Fluid Bed Dryer/cooler.
TEMA Process product portfolio includes a wide range of sizes to cover all the steps from R&D (0,16 m2) to production scale (36 m2). Regardless of size, our fluid bed systems with their compact design and their durable structure, will produce results that optimise the production process with outstanding results in quality, cost and time-saving.

Tema Process Fluid Bed Dryers for the best Bread Crumb

In traditional processes for manufacturing breadcrumbs, bread loaves are first dried and then crushed in a pinned disc mill or a hammer mill. Reversing the order — first reducing the size of the bread by milling and then drying the crumbs by means of a Tema Process fluidized bed drier has proved to be a more economical way.

Pepper Steam Sterilizer [video]

Spices are valued for their distinct flavour, aroma and colour but they are exposed to wide range of microbial contamination. After spices are harvested from plants, they’re often laid on the ground to dry, salmonella comes from birds and other animals, so the contamination is getting into the spices somewhere in picking, drying, processing or storage. Tema Black Pepper Sterilizer refers to the elimination of microbial life, like reducing bacteria and pathogens. The TEMA Process high pressure steam sterilizer uses […]

Fluid bed dryer 28m2

A new range 28m2 of fluid bed dryers.

28m2 Dryer ! A new range of fluid bed dryers have been developed particularly for the drying of manure, digestate and sludge. Liquid digestate is mixed with dried product and is then transported to the dryer. In a couple of minutes, the humidity is reduced to a residual moisture content of 10%. Energy from a CHP can be used for drying the digestate/sludge/manure.

Soybean processing and drying equipment

Soybean processing and drying equipment [video]

Soybean processing and drying equipment. Soybean meal is an ideal protein supplement for all types of cattle feed. In the Tema process workshop the cookers and fluid bed dryers are assembled prior to the shipping. The FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) is to check the functionality and capabilities of the equipment.


Aspartame and dextrose dryers (corn derivative) with CIP

Aspartame and dextrose dryers (corn derivative) with C.I.P. [video]

Aspartame and dextrose dryers (corn derivative) with C.I.P.
The Tema fluid bed bed dryer is used to dry, and/or cool powders or granules. It is can be used downstream of a spray tower dryer to process powder at outfeed. Depending on the characteristics of the product to be fluidized (density, grain size distribution, etc.) the right fluid bed configuration is selected. Clean-in-place (CIP) is a method of cleaning the interior surfaces of pipes, vessels, process equipment, filters and associated fittings, without […]

shipping fluid bed dryers

Shipping dryers [video]

Carefully planned and efficient logistics management is essential to the success of a manufacturing/engineering company. In order to be successful in a competitive global economy, it’s necessary to find the most cost-effective and efficient way to get our equipment or from point A to point B. The transportation of industrial equipment or machinery often involves out of gauge freight that doesn’t fit into regular shipping containers.

Fluid bed dryers for spray drying

Fluid bed dryers for spray drying [video]

Spray drying is a method of producing a dry powder from a liquid by rapidly drying with a hot gas. This is the preferred method of drying of many thermally sensitive food products, like milk powder, proteins, vitamins, nutraceutical etc, A fine powder is produced with a spray dryer but it can have a poor product flow.
Instead of drying the liquid in one stage, drying is done through two steps: the first step is the spray dryer. In the second […]

NEW: Cooled Bed Plate for the Tema Process fluid bed dryer [video]

NEW: Cooled Bed Plate for the Tema Process fluid bed dryer [video]

Heated process air is supplied to a special perforated distributor bed plate. Via the bed plate the hot air flows through the layer of solids at a velocity sufficient to support the weight of particles in a fluidized state. The heat in the air is used to evaporate moisture from the product. The drying air picks up moisture and cools down during the evaporation. This means that for example the supply air can be 90°C but as a result of […]

Food dryers ready for transport to China

Food dryers ready for transport to China [video]

Four food dryers (total 8), ready for transport to China ??. Whenever a hygienic or sanitary design has high priority, fluid bed systems are the preferred solution in the food industry. The Fluid beds are used for drying, cooling, roasting, expanding, sterilizing and cooking. For gentle drying at lower temperatures and extended drying time, TEMA Process fluid bed dryers can use multiple temperature zones with air recycle for energy saving.

Breadcrumbs processing line made by toasting the bread in the Tema Fluid bed dryer

Breadcrumbs made by toasting the bread in the Tema Fluid bed dryer [video]

Breadcrumbs are made either by loaves or by sheeting, slitting and baking the dough followed by cooling, grinding, and drying the baked product. A golden coloured crust contributes colour to the breadcrumb. The crust is obtained either by the conventional baking process itself or by toasting the bread in the Tema Fluid bed dryer.

Commissioning Digestate Dryer

Commissioning Digestate Dryer [video]

Commissioning Digestate Dryer
When an anaerobic digester processes organic material, it produces a gas (biogas) plus liquid and solid digested material. Those liquids and solids are called digestate. Raw or whole digestate produced by a biogas system is physically and chemically different from the organic input material used to produce. The digestate is dried on a Tema Process fluid bed dryer. Drying is accomplished by using recycling waste heat from CHP engines. Digestate can be used as a fertilizer.

Tema wide dust recovery hood captures airborne particles and returns it to the process [video]

Tema wide dust recovery hood captures airborne particles and returns it to the process [video]

Tema wide dust recovery hood captures airborne particles and returns it to the process.
The Tema fluid bed dryers are equipped with a special designed wide hood that reduces the airflow velocity. As a result of this velocity drop, gravity takes over and the fluidised product will remain in the dryer. The expanded hood cuts the volume of product lost as waste and increases the capacity of finished product at the discharge. Undersized fine particles entrained in the airstream, can be […]

Feasibility testing for drying processes [video]

Feasibility testing for drying processes offers valuable information when designing an industrial fluid bed drying system. Feasibility testing offers the opportunity to confirm the viability of your intended process, as well as to work out process variables and other unknown data points, helping to define a recipe for success, and reduce the opportunity for surprises after process scale-up. It is the best to test a sample of products to determine its characteristics and its drying curve. TEMA Process has several […]

Using heat of cogeneration (CHP) to dry organic fertilizer [video]

DRYING – Cogeneration (CHP). Cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) is the use of a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and useful heat at the same time. Products are more effectively dried by using the energy of extinguishing gas generated as a by-product in the process. Since the product is dried using the waste heat of a cogeneration power generator and the use of other heat sources can be restricted or reduced, it’s an energy saving […]


Lemon peels dried on a TEMA fluid bed dryer: Totaí Citrus S.A [Video]

Lemon peels dried on a TEMA fluid bed dryer: Totaí Citrus S.A. is Bolivia’s leading citrus producer, striving for the highest global standards in quality and production. Upholding sustainable social and environmental values, Totaí Citrus S.A. aims to become a world-class supplier of fresh produce and industrial derivatives of citrus products. Totaí Citrus S.A. innovates and strive for best practices in farm management, genetics, manufacturing, human resources and quality.


Tema Process Digestate Drying [video]

Digestate Dryer: AM Power is located in the western part of Flanders (Belgium), a region characterized by an excess of animal manure and yet a high market demand for formulated synthetic fertilizer. The plant is one of the largest biogas installations in Belgium: it has a treatment capacity of 180 kt/y spread over five digesters, for the production of 7.5 MW of electricity. The co-digestion plant treats about 180 kt of feedstock every year out of which almost 90% is […]


Twin Sand Fluid Bed Dryers/Coolers [video]

New Twin Sand Fluid Bed Dryers/Coolers for a client in Belgium. The sand needs to be dried to the required moisture content before it can be sold or further processed. The moisture content in sand from stockpiles can vary from 4% to 8%. The sand drying system are typically specified to reduce output moisture content to 0.5%.


Transportation of fluid bed dryers/coolers worldwide [video]

Transport: approx. 95% of all our fluid bed dryers/coolers is exported (worldwide).
The mode of transportation is an important consideration when planning the shipment process. Besides the costs, the urgency of the shipment, the value of the goods being shipped as well as the size and weight of the goods need to be evaluated when determining the form of transportation.


Sand mining and drying with Fluid bed dryers by Tema Process [video]

Fluid bed dryers are the industrial dryers of choice when it comes to drying of sand. The sand fluid bed drying equipment is able to process both construction sand and frac sand effectively. Typically, the sand is mined, washed and screened and stored in piles for supply of various grades. The sand needs to be dried to the required moisture content before it can be sold or further processed (packaged).


Quartz sand high temperature dryer [video]

High Temperature, low energy dryer
High temperature drying at up to 600°C: This results in greater evaporation per square metre of bed without an increase in air volume, reduces the power consumption per tonne of sand dried and improves fuel efficiency. The TEMA  Fluid Bed dryer is split into two sections, the first of which operates at a high temperature (up to 600°C).
In the first stage of drying, free (surface) moisture is removed from the product and all available energy supplied […]


Drying Refuse derived fuel [video]

DRYING RDF (Refuse derived fuel) : TEMA Process has already built several fluid bed dryers for drying large volumes of mixed waste streams and has an extensive experience with the material behaviour during drying. Waste is considered as valuable raw material for the production of energy. The use of fuels with a high moisture content decreases the overall energy efficiency of the power plant and reduces the boiler capacity to such an extent that it becomes reasonable to pre-dry the […]