Santiam Tray / Tunnel Commercial Dehydrator - UL EPH Approved
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  • Santiam Tray / Tunnel Commercial Dehydrator - UL EPH Approved
  • Santiam Tray / Tunnel Commercial Dehydrator - UL EPH Approved
  • Santiam Tray / Tunnel Commercial Dehydrator - UL EPH Approved
  • Santiam Tray / Tunnel Commercial Dehydrator - UL EPH Approved
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Large-scale tray-and-tunnel industrial dehydrator
Can be shipped in a standard 40 ft. shipping container
Choice of stainless or carbon steel construction
Fully insulated for precise heat & humidity control
Direct-fire gas burner generates 1 million BTUs
Can be operated with natural gas, propane, or butane
Easy to monitor LED temp displays
20-HP ventilation fan for thorough air circulation
UL-approved for food sanitation safety
Maximum operating temperature of 220F/104C
Approximately 7,870 sq ft (731 sq m) of drying surface area standard
Great for drying industrial quantities of meats, fruits, nuts, leathers, etc.


This 40-foot-long industrial dehydrator from C.D.S. (product Santiam-Dehydrator) is a powerhouse of dehydrating capacity yet is compact enough to ship anywhere inside a standard 40-foot shipping container. Quick installation will immediately provide you with almost 8000 square feet of prime drying acreage, using the state-of-the-art tray-and-dolly system. Manufactured by the Commercial Dehydrator Systems firm, a leader in large-scale industrial drying since the 1910s, this Santiam dehydrator has rugged steel walls (stainless or carbon steel, your choice) and a roof that’s full insulated in order to ensure precise humidity and temperature control. Your workers will monitor tunnel temperatures via L.E.D. displays (max operating temp in the tunnel is 104 degreeC/220 degreeF. Feel free to fine-tune your customized production protocols - the Santiam will do counter-flow, parallel-flow, batch and batch-to-dry dehydration protocols. The system’s powerful burner (choose propane, butane, or natural gas) generates approximately a million B.T.U.s and the tunnel’s 20-Hp fan keeps that heated air circulating uniformly and consistently. Standard dolly trays are stainless steel (34.5" x 34.5"), providing a total dehydrating area of 7870 sq. ft.; plastic trays are an option, although they provide less total drying space (6893 sq. ft.. Dryer Dimensions
  • Height: 17-feet (5.18 m) when Installed
  • Width: 40-feet (12.19 m)
  • Length: 8-feet (2.44 m)
  • Thermostatic Temperature Control (from ambient to 220 degreeF/104 degreeC.
  • Powerful fixed speed fan (variable speed available.
  • Adjustable fresh air inlet (humidity control.
  • Direct fired gas burner (natural Gas or propane.
  • Steel Tube Construction.
  • Can be shipped in a 40 ft. (12.19 m) shipping container.
  • Approximately 7,870 sq ft (731 sq m) of drying surface area for standard model, stainless steel trays* on stainless mobile tray carts. *plastic option available, less sq ft inside dryer.
Estimated Operating Costs
  • Fan Motor: 20HP
  • Heat Type: Gas Burner (Max 2.5 million BTU's)
  • Fan Electrical Load: 19.79 kw/hr
  • Avg Heat Load: 1 million BTU's
  • Average Hourly Cost Fan/Heat
    10 Therms x $1.45 = $14.50
    10.26 kw/hr x $0.12 = $1.23
    Total Average Cost = $15.73
*Notes: All heating loads were computed based on a 40% consumption rate. This is an average figure, and may not accurately represent all applications. Energy costs will vary per Therm and Kilowatt. Check rates for your area..

Additional Information

Stainless Steel or Carbon Steel