Metals Market Expected to Grow with Shift to a Low Carbon Economy

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

As renewable energy technologies and electric vehicles look set to dominate the market in an effort to achieve a low-carbon economy, the metals market could be slated for significant growth. These changes could manifest in a number of ways as a result of how various Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Causes Refractory Failure in a Rotary Kiln?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Cycling and chemical incompatibility are the two main causes of refractory failure in a rotary kiln. Cycling Cycling is the heating up and cooling down of a rotary kiln, and it is the largest source of refractory failure. Refractory expands with the kiln as it Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Batch Rotary Kiln Test

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week shows a batch rotary kiln test conducted in the FEECO Innovation Center. The batch kiln is used to simulate the conditions of a continuous, commercial rotary kiln. The kiln is lined with a lightweight castable refractory and heated with a propane burner. Continue reading →

 

New Content Alert: A Project Profile and Two Infographics

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Over the past week, the FEECO website has seen some exciting additions of new content, including a project profile on copper ore drums, as well as two new infographics. Project Profiles: Copper Ore Drums FEECO provided two heavy-duty agglomeration drums for agglomerating copper ore in Continue reading →

 

Everything You Need to Know on Rotary Kiln Refractory

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Refractory, or the lining utilized on the interior of rotary kilns, is a critical component in ensuring process efficiency and prolonging the life of a rotary kiln. Here, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about refractory, including how it works, the different types, and Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Materials are Commonly Agglomerated?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The use of agglomeration to solve material problems and improve material characteristics has made its way into numerous industries around the globe, with new applications continually on the rise. A list of industries, and some of the materials commonly agglomerated in them, include: Ag Chemicals Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference Booth

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights FEECO’s exhibition booth at the 6th Annual Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference. The conference took place September 28-29th in Houston, Texas (USA). Dan Baxter, Equipment Sales, represented FEECO at the booth. “We were glad to be a part of this conference” said Continue reading →

 

New Content Alert: Project Profiles and Second Agglomeration Infographic

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week, several project profiles and an infographic on types of agglomeration have been added to the FEECO website. Project Profiles: Iron Ore Balling Drums Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) was looking to expand their facility to meet a higher capacity. FEECO engineered 4 Continue reading →

 

Bulk Solids Drying & Cooling: When to Choose Rotary

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The field of bulk solids is incredibly diverse, encompassing industries ranging from food and pharmaceuticals to fertilizers and process by-products. Processing bulk solids into a ready feedstock or end product can involve an array of process techniques, from crushing and mixing to high temperature techniques Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Micro-Pelletizing?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Micro-pelletizing is the process of agglomerating material fines into small pellets. This differs from traditional pelletizing, in that it produces much smaller pellets, typically around 20-60 mesh. Pin mixers are the equipment of choice when it comes to micro-pelletizing; they can be used as a Continue reading →