Thompson Dryers – Rotary Dryers System

Since 1945 Thompson Dryers have been pioneering drying; patenting, perfecting and servicing dryer systems across many industries. Take a tour around one of our single-pass rotary drying systems. We believe equipment should work li

Rotary Dryer Versatility

If you need a dryer, you have surely already waded through the plethora of options on the market today.  How will you ever choose the best one for your application?  The purpose of this article is to inform you about rotary drum

Preventing Fires and Explosions Part 1


Introduction Uncontrolled and unplanned fires and explosions at your plant are undesirable.  The first and foremost reason to take measures to reduce and hopefully eliminate fires and e

What is a Rotary Dryer and Who Uses It?

Most organic materials we want to actually use for something hold too much moisture in their natural state to do us any good. A rotary dryer has the distinguished roll of removing that unwanted water to turn the organic material i

Selecting Your Dryer System

When selecting a Dryer System it is important to know what you are purchasing. It is imperative to ask the right questions and do your homework. Many of the answers to these questions cannot be received from the manufacturer alone

Calculating Moisture Content

Step by Step Instructions Wet Basis v. Dry Basis When talking about dryers and drying, one of the most important concepts to grasp is the idea of moisture content. Most organic substances will

Grades of Rotary Drying Systems

Rotary drying systems come in many sizes, capacity capabilities, and yearly expected usages.  Different applications need different grades. Some dryers only need to run for a couple months in the summer. Some need to run 24-7 alm

Types of Dryers

There are many different types and variation of dryers, and selecting the proper dryer is crucial to achieving the desired results. Different types of dryers are required depending on factors such as: READ MORE

Custom Dryers

We at Thompson Dryers frequently get calls “I want to dry this” and “I want to dry that” and “has anyone tried to dry this?”, etc. Occasionally we even get “we bought a dryer to dry X, but it doesn’t dry X” or so