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Freeze Dryer Capacity Calculator

Not sure which freeze dryer best fits your needs?

Our freeze dryer capacity calculator can help. Follow our simple steps below to discover the freeze dryer that best fits your specifications.

Calculating Shelf Area (For Vials)

1) Determine your tray dimensions. Enter the dimensions in the fields labeled “Tray Length” and “Tray Width”.
2) Determine the OD of your vial. Enter this dimension (in mm) for your vial in the field labeled “Vial OD”.
3) Enter the number of vials you wish to load per run in the field “Total Vials”.
4) Click the “Calculate” button next to "Total Vials". The fields for shelf area and number of trays will populate.

Calculating Total Vials based on Shelf Area

1) Determine your tray dimensions. Enter the dimensions in the fields labeled “Tray Length” and “Tray Width”.
2) Determine the OD of your vial. Enter this dimension (in mm) for your vial in the field labeled “Vial OD”.
3) Enter the number of trays you wish to load per run in the field “Number of Trays”.
4) Click the “Calculate” button next to "Number of Trays". The fields for Total vials and shelf space will populate.

Calculating Freeze Drying Capacity for Bulk Applications

1) Determine the total volume of material you wish to dry. Enter the volume (L) in the field labeled “Liquid Volume”.
2) Determine your fill thickness of the material to be dried. Enter this measurement (mm or in) for bulk product in the field labeled “Fill Thickness”.
3) Click the “Calculate” button next to "Freeze Dryer Capacity Calculator (Bulk)". The fields for Shelf Space will populate.

Freeze Dryer Capacity Calculator (Vial)
Tray Length: Inch
Tray Width: Inch
Tray Edge Deduction: mm
Vial OD: mm
Total Vials:
Number of Trays:
Shelf Space: Sqft
Freeze Dryer Capacity Calculator (Bulk)
Liquid Volume: Liter
Fill Thickness:
Shelf Space: Sqft
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Common Vial O.D.
Capacity Height Body OD
2cc 41mm 14.8mm
2cc 94mm 12mm
3cc 45mm 17mm
5cc 48mm 21mm
5cc 55mm 22.5mm
10cc 58mm 24mm
20cc 71mm 30mm
20cc 66mm 33mm
50cc 81mm 43mm
50cc 71mm 38.7mm
60cc 81mm 41.6mm
100cc 103mm 52.4mm
125cc 115mm 54mm