Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between Pelleting and Pelletizing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pelleting and pelletizing are two terms often used interchangeably, though their processing methods do differ. Pelleting commonly refers to the extrusion process, where cylindrical pellets are formed by forcing material through a dye. It is most often used with wood, fuel and feed products (such Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers for Frac Sand

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Recovering oil prices have again made the extraction of oil and natural gas from shale formations profitable, prompting another surge in activity around recovering hydrocarbons via hydraulic fracturing. This has created a subsequent increase in the need for industrial drying systems, particularly as companies look Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Copper Ore Drums Project Profile

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on copper ore drums. Agglomeration drums (aka copper ore drums) are used in the heap leaching process to agglomerate ore fines so that the leaching agent can more effectively percolate through the heap, maximizing metal recovery. FEECO Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pins in a Pin Mixer

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights the pins, or rod-like mechanisms, in a pin mixer. Pin mixers are a diverse industrial mixing solution, ideal for blending, conditioning, agglomerating, and de-dusting fine materials. They can work as a stand-alone piece of equipment, or as a precursor to pelletization Continue reading →

 

What is Pelletizing?

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletizing is a method of agglomeration, or particle size enlargement, in which material fines are processed into pellets or granules. Pelletizing is used throughout a multitude of industries to process thousands of materials from difficult to handle powders and fines, into easy to handle pellets. Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Producing Activated Carbon and Other Products from Biomass

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on producing activated carbon and other products from biomass. Producing materials such as biochar, activated carbon, and biocoal from biomass sources continues to be a growing trend. This infographic gives an overview on all of the products that Continue reading →

 

Employee Spotlight: Shane Le Capitaine, Process Sales Engineer

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine, FEECO Process Sales Engineer, started his career with FEECO in 1993 after obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Shane is an expert in the engineering of custom rotary drums for a variety of industries – Continue reading →

 

In-Basin Frac Sand Sweeping the Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The frac sand industry continues to experience rising demand as drillers pump more of the proppant sand down wells than ever before. Where that sand is coming from, however, is changing; hydraulic frackers are looking to localized supplies of frac sand in an effort to Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Rental Equipment

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week we’re highlighting our available rental equipment. Rental equipment can be a valuable tool in the process and product development stages, as well as when looking to optimize or change an existing process. In addition to our testing facility, we provide a wide range Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Dryer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week highlights a frac sand dryer. Internal flight design and placement was customized to maximize heat transfer between the frac sand and drying air, utilizing full curtain flighting. Additionally, the flights were bolted to the interior of the drum shell for easy Continue reading →