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Jet* Star Metal Strip Drying

Surface Water Removal for Process Line Applications

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jet* star™ Metal Strip Drying   

High Efficiency, Uniform Drying, Stable Operation


The CECO Busch JET* STAR™ Strip Drying System uses high volume, low pressure heated air to rapidly dry moving metal strips. The JET* STAR™ Strip Dryers produce predetermined functional wiping patterns on the strip surface. Air flow and thermal energies are applied in an intensive and uniform manner, resulting in rapid water disengagement and almost instantaneous mist removal from the strip. Spent heat is dissipated in the dryer, thus reducing re-deposition of airborne fog and mist.

JET* STAR™'s uniformity and repeat-ability of the drying process across and along the strip enhances:

  • Film disengagement 
  • Mist transportation
  • Evaporation

Problems associated with recirculated systems such as the buildup of CO2, CO, humidity, temperature, and corrosion are substantially eliminated.

JET* STAR™ Strip Drying System

JET* STAR™ strip dryers are designed using centrifugal fans with backwardly curved wheels which consume less horsepower and create less noise compared to other designs. Most JET* STAR™ Strip Drying Systems consists of a supply air fan, connecting duct, floe control dampers, air heater, and the JET* STAR™ Strip Dryer. Steam or natural gas fired heating systems are available.

JET* STAR™ Systems are extremely flexible. The design allows for size and velocity adjustments of the dryer's ambient and hot zones specific to each application.

JET* STAR™ Accessories and Options

  • Steam or gas fired heating
  • Alternate paint systems and material of construction
  • Horizontal or vertical arrangement
  • Support steel and platforms
  • Exhaust fans
  • Thermal or sound insulation
  • Filters for supply air
  • Temperature measurement device
  • Stainless steel nozzles
  • Built-in support rolls

For more information about how CECO Metals will help your business grow with clean, safe and more efficient solutions that help protect our shared environment, email Bill Frank: bfrank@onececo.com or call 724.940.2326.