In conjunction with Carrier, iBulk offers internationally renowned drying and cooling technology. Utilising fluidisation, a condition in which solid particles are placed in a state akin to that of a fluid, offers an effective and consistent drying and cooling environment is achieved. This in turn will result in a uniform end product.

The effectiveness of a standard dryer is evidenced by the fact that it typically uses 30-40% less fuel than a rotary dryer.


  • Efficient heat transfer with low energy consumption.
  • Product is continually mixed to promote uniformity
  • Fragile products can be handled with negligible particle degradation.
  • No moving parts in contact with the product. Maintenance and abrasive wear are minimised and equipment is easily cleaned.
  • Product retention times and gas temperatures are easily adjusted to vary the finished product condition.
  • Fluid beds can be multifunctional. Drying, cooling, classifying and calcining can be done in one unit.
  • Lower fluidising velocities are required, making the system more energy efficient.
  • Easy to clean and maintain.
  • Recirculated gas and closed-loop systems available for improved efficiency or solvent recovery.
  • Clean-in-place and fire suppression systems available where necessary.
  • Carrier’s patented Delta-Phase® Drive option permits on-line adjustment of angle of vibration and precise retention time control.
  • Sanitary construction available.

Applications and Industries

Vibrating Fluid Beds are mainly used in the following industries:

  • Sand
  • Coal
  • Plastics
  • Food
  • Polymers
  • Chemicals
  • Minerals

The applications that this product is used in include:

  • Drying
  • Cooling
  • Calcining and
  • Sterilising


Fluid Bed Dryer / Cooler installations are infinitely variable and are tailored to meet your requirements.

In addition to a standard dryer / cooler the air can be recirculated to provide an additional energy saving of 10-15% a reduction of the amount of air exhausted to atmosphere by up to 50%.

Furthermore, the addition of a multi-point predictive control system can place controllability and customisation at your finger tips.


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