The Dry Pilot Plant is designed for processing products in a low relative humidity environment, with an emphasis on powders and confectionery products.

Located in Room 134, Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building

Major Equipment & Processes Supported

Complete Listing of Equipment

  • Chocolate Processing
  • Conches
  • Continuous Mixer
  • Freeze Dryer
  • Powder Processing
  • Roller Refiner
  • Spray dryer


  • 2000 sq. ft. net processing space
  • Additional dry storage
  • Dedicated walk-in cooler and freezer
  • Adjacent to 1st floor loading dock, with overhead door and lift to enable semi-trailers to deliver equipment and supplies directly into the Pilot Plant


  • Cold water (city)
  • Chilled water (sweet)
  • Hot water
  • Steam (medium pressure)
  • Air
  • Vacuum
  • RO/DI Water
  • Natural gas
  • Electric (120 and 240 volt single phase, 208, 230, 240 and 460 volt 3-phase)
  • Ethernet access

Department of Food Science


202 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
University Park, PA 16802