According to our knowledge, the amount of electrical energy applied for optimum product composition, which is converted into friction heat during dissolver operation, is decisive for the degree of dispersion and the product fineness and modulus. For this reason, high rated drives feature a corresponding current consumption.
However, when calculating the energy requirement it is essential to take into consideration how the power is applied during the production process. Due to the short dispersion time and to the fact that the full drive power is virtually only needed for the dispersion phase itself, the power costs are relatively low. This means that a 110 kW dissolver requires less than 30 KW for a 2000 kg batch during a cycle time of only 15 min. At a basic price of EUR 0,13/kWh this results in approx. EUR 3,90 per 2000 kg of the product, i. e. less than half a Cent per kilogram. Not to mention the increased product quality.