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Hobré and ProCeas® OEM integration in spray drying process
Mr Sieuwert Kramer, area sales manager at Hobré Instruments, talks about his experience integrating AP2E products…
Can you introduce Hobré Instruments and your activity?
Sieuwert Kramer: Hobré is a leader in the design, manufacture and maintenance of on-line analyzers, sample systems and complete turnkey analyzer systems. Established in 1978, our company focusses upon providing solutions for the oil and gas industry, petrochemical sector and food and feed industry worldwide. For the ‘food and feed’ industry we focus on improving spray dryer (safety) processes, by providing sample conditioning systems that measure H2O and CO. As Area Sales Manager I am responsible for the sales in the food and feed industry.
What problematic brought Hobré to consider the ProCeas® as an OEM analytical solution?
S K : For 20 years we have been supplying CO detection systems. Due to the needs in our market for humidity measurement we were looking for a reliable and accurate analyzer. With the ProCeas® we are able to combine absolute humidity measurement and CO detection in one system, which is unique. These important parameters in the spray drying process, provides control over two key operational goals: safety and efficiency.
What ultimately led you to select the ProCeas® versus other technologies?
S K : ProCeas® provided us the capability to measure absolute humidity and CO simultaneously. The ProCeas® allows us to measure with a low pressure sampling system, the HICOSYS, which lead to accurate and reliable measurements.
In which context does your customer use the ProCeas®?
S K : The ProCeas® is integrated in our HICOSYS CO detection and H2O measurement system. The HICOSYS offers outstanding measurement of these parameters, making it possible for powder producers worldwide to monitor both of these components using only one instrument. Through combined analysis, the HICOSYS CO and H20 Monitoring System provides safe and efficient powder drying process control.