About Total Drying
Industrial drying technology is an area which demands an innovative approach to produce solutions which satisfy customers demands.
The problems will not be solved by anything less than a dynamic partnership betweenscientists, technologists and manufacturers.
How can low energy methods be incorporated into the drying process?
How can low noise techniques be applied to high speed flow impact?
How can total moisture removal be achieved on fast moving containers?
How can condensation on cold surfaces be stopped?
How can bacteria spread by air-born moisture droplets be removed?
The project that is currently in place as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Secomak Ltd and the University of Hertfordshire addresses these problems.
If you would like to be involved in any aspect of this work or would like to contribute your views on drying processes and problems please contact us via this blog.
This Partnership received financial support from the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships programme (KTP). KTP aims to help businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base. KTP is funded by the Technology Strategy Board along with the other government funding organisations.

Sunday, 11 October 2009


David Palmer (KTP Associate) is playing a key role on the Secomak stand at Drinktec Munich. Drinktec is the largest International Food and Drink Exhibition which is held every four years at the prestigious Trade Fair Centre complex just outside Munich.
The KTP in ‘Total Drying’ incorporates innovative scientific approaches to the drying process. Two key elements of this work are to be exhibited at Munich – energy saving and conditioned air to exclude condensation.

David has been involved in electronic control and under the supervision of his Company Supervisor has completed a demonstration rig to explain to visitors how the Secomak ECO systems can provide 30-60% savings in energy. This rig has provided valuable practical experience in electronics. The new Secomak ‘PowerCAT’ Conditioned Atmosphere Tunnel will be shown which provides a solution to condensation reformation, particularly on chilled drink containers. Development work on this equipment has been part of the KTP project activity.