KVANUM, SWEDEN — 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 of Glencore, to supply a heat recovery dryer and transport equipment, TORNUM said on Jan. 28.

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

The selected model of dryer 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,” said salesman ?ukasz Kaca.

Considering a dryer lifetime of 20 years and a capacity of 40 tonnes per hour the energy savings will be significant and consequently there will be 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,” Kaca said. “Fewer manhours needed to monitor the drying process lower the costs even further.”