The Ongoing Battle Between US Frac Sand Supply and Demand

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Not unlike other boom and bust industries, the frac sand industry has been a turbulent one in recent years, with oil prices crashing and recovering, but industry experts are anticipating the continuation of a positive trend for the upcoming years. A new study by the Continue reading →

 

Phosphogypsum – An Industrial Byproduct with Value

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphogypsum is a by-product of the phosphates industry. Produced in significant quantities, the material is considered a waste in the US due to radioactivity, where the primary means of management is storage in “stacks.” But around the world, phosphogypsum is increasingly being utilized in beneficial Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Laser Alignment Services Brochure

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Laser Alignment

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on laser alignment services. Alignment is crucial to many aspects of a processing operation, from spatial mapping for equipment layout, to accurate installs, and even helping to ensure equipment runs reliably for years to come. FEECO utilizes a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do you Combat Caking in a Rotary Dryer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Disparate materials can often clump together, or stick to the interior of the rotary dryer during the industrial drying process. This is referred to as unwanted agglomeration, or caking. Caking can occur for many reasons, but most often is the result of material characteristics that foster Continue reading →

 

Bucket Elevator Design: Centrifugal Vs. Continuous

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

When selecting a bucket elevator, the goal is to allow for the most efficient process flow possible. In order to do this, it is important to understand the design functions of each piece of equipment and how they affect the material that is being handled. Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Manure Management Slideshare Presentation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Manure Management

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on manure management. Commercial-scale farms are now the agricultural norm, but this has presented a problem in managing massive amounts of manure in a way that is both environmentally friendly and economic. The Future of Farming: An Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pellets Under a Microscope

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows magnified pellets from the FEECO Innovation Center. The image was captured via a microscope, and stored through a high-tech software program. FEECO’s lab technicians took the photo to see a more detailed look at the product they pelletized. Evaluation of a Continue reading →

 

Sustainability in Industry: Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The looming threat of environmental contamination, climate change, and a growing need for raw materials has given way to a new age in how the world views and manages waste. As the population puts a strain on existing resources, never before has it been more Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Roofing Production Project Profile

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Roofing Granule Production Line Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a roofing production line. While roofing granules may seem simple enough, there is actually a lot of engineering behind them; the process of producing roofing granules involves a number of pieces of process equipment. As an Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Causes Vibrations on a Rotary Drum?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Vibration can be caused by many different components on a rotary drum. A high percentage of the time, it comes from the drive, and most commonly, the gear engagement. But vibrations can also generate from the tires of the drum if they have developed a Continue reading →