Dry Pilot Plant

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
  • Extruder/Torque Rheometer
  • 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
  • Air
  • Vacuum
  • Natural gas
  • Electric (110, 220, 440 V, 1 and 3 phase)
  • Ethernet access