Question of the Week: Why Add a Rotary Agglomerator to the Heap Leaching Process?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomerator-Heap-Leaching

The addition of a rotary agglomerator to the heap leaching process can provide exceptional benefits to the operation as a whole. Agglomerated ore fines are uniform in shape, allowing the leaching solution to more easily permeate through the heap. Additionally, the leaching solution can be Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Dryer with a Direct Drive

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Direct-Drive-Rotary-Dryer

Today’s photo highlights a rotary dryer in FEECO’s Fabrication Facility. The drum was recently painted, and will soon be ready for shipment. This particular dryer features our direct drive option, the mechanism that causes the drum to rotate. It eliminates the need for a girth Continue reading →

 

New Content Alert: Profiles, Pages, and 3D Equipment

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

New-Content

Over the past few weeks, we’ve added multiple pieces of content to the FEECO website. Take a look below to see what’s new on FEECO.com: Rockwell Automation Profile In a recent Solutions in Action profile, Rockwell Automation highlighted FEECO as part of their PartnerNetworkTM. The Continue reading →

 

Maintaining Your Phosphate Processing Operation

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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Phosphate processing is a demanding business; equipment is often subject to rigorous processing conditions. As such, maintaining equipment and operational efficiency is critical to avoiding costly downtime and repairs. While not exhaustive, the list below provides an overview of some of the common maintenance considerations Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Role Does Drying Play in the Compaction Process?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Drying-Compaction-Granulation

Because compaction is a dry process, usually not requiring binder, drying is often not needed. However, drying can be added to the process set-up to improve resistance to attrition, or the breakdown of granule edges. The granules created during the compaction process can be wetted Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Graphite Blocks

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

PotW-Graphite-Blocks

This week’s photo highlights a graphite block. Graphite blocks are placed above the trunnion wheel, on the opposite side of the drive base, and leave a coating of graphite on the trunnion wheel as the drum rotates. The coating helps reduce wear on the tire as it Continue reading →

 

Testing Phosphates in the FEECO Innovation Center

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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Phosphates are essential to life on Earth, providing the vital nutrient phosphorus, which contributes to a multitude of biological processes that make human, plant, and animal life possible. Phosphates can be made into an array of products, from fertilizers to food and consumer products, and Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do Advancing Flights Function in a Rotary Dryer?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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Advancing flights help move, or advance, the material into the rotary dryer to prevent buildup near the wet feed discharge. In addition, advancing flights allow the material to dry before it moves on to the next set of flights, a process that can help prevent sticking inside Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Powder Show 2016

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

PotW-Powder-Show

Today’s photo comes from the 2016 International Powder and Bulk Solids Conference and Exhibition, where FEECO was a return exhibitor at this biennial event. Tim Matzke, FEECO’s Material Handling Sales Engineer, is pictured left. Our team of experts occupied booth #1500, and shared FEECO’s capabilities Continue reading →

 

Material Handling in the Phosphates Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphates-Material-Handling

As a vital nutrient to supporting life on Earth, phosphorus is a key ingredient in animal feeds, fertilizers, and more. Found in the form of phosphate rock, this essential nutrient is mined and processed all over the world. No matter what material is being produced Continue reading →