Photo of the Week: Girth Gear Run-Out Procedure

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a girth gear run-out procedure in action. A black strap (pictured) is mounted along the gear’s teeth. A dial indicator follows the strap’s path, and measures the tip of the teeth along the strap. This procedure reveals the amount of wear Continue reading →

 

FEECO to Attend Phosphorus Forum 2017

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance will be hosting an upcoming phosphorus forum and FEECO will be in attendance. The Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance is a group that advocates for the sustainable use, recovery, and recycling of phosphorus as it relates to the global food system. As an Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Materials are Commonly Micro-Pelletized?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Micro-pelletizing is the process of agglomerating material fines into small pellets, or micro-pellets, from 20-60 mesh. It is can be carried out in either pin mixer, or a pin mixer/pan pelletizer setup. Pin mixers alone are ideal when only small pellets or material conditioning is Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Trunnion Skewing Adjustment

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a trunnion skewing adjustment in action. A dial indicator (bottom left of photo) is used to measure the movement of the trunnion wheel bearings. If the bearings are not positioned correctly, they should be adjusted. The purpose of the trunnion skewing Continue reading →

 

Increasing Biomethane Production During Anaerobic Digestion Using Biochar

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Biochar has seen a surge in popularity as a soil amendment as of late, for the many benefits it can offer to soil and for its potential use in carbon sequestration. With a unique ability to capture and hold particles on its surface, biochar is Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What does the Transformation of Biomass to Activated Carbon Look Like?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The process of converting biomass to activated carbon can vary depending on the source and characteristics of the feedstock material, and the wanted end-product characteristics. This process is outlined in the stages below: Drying. Biomass must first be dried, most often via a rotary dryer, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Refurbished Tire and Trunnion Wheel

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a refurbished tire and trunnion wheel. Rotary drum tires and trunnion wheels can become worn over time, resulting in a variety of unwanted characteristics such as pitting, spalling and timing marks. If the wear is left untreated, the weight of the drum Continue reading →

 

World Copper Production at a Glance

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

World Copper Production at a Glance

Copper is an essential component in many of the products that make up the world around us. Ductility, malleability, and superior conductivity of heat and electricity, are just a few of the properties that make this unique metal so useful across a broad range of Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Organic Combustion?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Organic combustion is the thermal treatment of organic wastes with the intent of reducing mass and volume. This process is frequently seen in waste treatment plants in order to reduce the volume of organic wastes for deposit into landfill. Organic combustion leaves behind an ash Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Damaged Thrust Roller

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week is a damaged thrust roller. Damage occurred because the thrust roller either stopped rotating, and the rotary drum ran hard against its left side. The thrust could also have become damaged as a result of a bearing failure; the bearing may Continue reading →