Photo of the Week: Floating Tire Construction

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s floating tire design. The effects of thermal expansion are overcome by having tires of “free floating” construction. Shim plates and keeper bars are located so that the tires are supported away from the shell, minimizing thermal distortion and yet allowing Continue reading →

 

Hydraulic Fracturing Advances Increase Recovery While Reducing Environmental Impact

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The US is well on its way to energy independence as mining unconventional shale resources via hydraulic fracturing has become increasingly advanced, allowing producers to reduce costs and recover more from shale formations. A growing trend has been seeing increased adoption in recent years, “re-revolutionizing” Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Manure Granulation Plant

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile for an on-farm manure granulation plant. On-farm granulation is becoming increasingly more common as the livestock industry transitions to large, concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) which produce massive amounts of manure. This manure must be dealt with Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How does a Pin Mixer Work?

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pin Mixer

Pin mixers are industrial mixing devices used to condition, agglomerate, and mix bulk materials, and work most effectively with fine materials such as powders. They utilize an intense spinning motion, in the presence of a binder, to produce small, dense agglomerates. Rods, or “pins,” are Continue reading →

 

Agricultural Revolution Demands Specialty Fertilizers and Soil Amendments

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The agriculture industry is in the throws of a revolution; feeding the world’s estimated 2050 population of more than 9 billion people on less arable land proves to be the challenge that defines this generation. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), this population Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Frac Sand Drying

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on frac sand drying. The frac sand industry is booming, with new plants going up all over the Southern US to support in-basin sand needs. Drying is a critical step in preparing frac sand for use as a Continue reading →

 

Employee Spotlight: Tim Matzke, Material Handling Sales

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke specializes in engineered material handling equipment and systems and is one of the senior-most employees at FEECO with more than 41 years in his position. Tim started at FEECO after attending UWGB and graduating from NWTC and taking a special interest in designing Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers Rise Above Fluid Beds as the Preferred Choice for Frac Sand Drying: Here’s Why

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The frac sand industry relies on industrial drying systems to reduce the moisture content of washed sand for use in the hydraulic fracturing process. Historically, both rotary dryers and fluid bed dryers have been widely accepted throughout the industry, but that looks to be changing; Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on Seal Options for Rotary Drums

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on seal options for rotary drums. Seal selection is critical to the efficiency of a rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, kiln, or otherwise. FEECO offers several seal options for all of our rotary drums – all Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Disc Pelletizer Design and Manufacturing

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a disc pelletizer project, showcasing FEECO’s scope of work from drawings by our drafters and design team, all the way through to robust equipment manufacturing. The equipment was produced for a repeat customer, and weighs over 53,000 pounds, stands 18 feet high, and Continue reading →