US Mining Industry Poised for Growth

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The once beleaguered US mining industry is seeing a flurry of indications that the sector is headed for an upward swing; efforts to move toward a low carbon economy, combined with pro-mining legislation are causing excitement within the industry, promising long awaited growth in many Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Common Reasons to Agglomerate?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomeration is commonly used to upgrade material fines into a granular product. It can also be used to transform sludge-like materials into a dry, granular form. There are many reasons to agglomeration a material. The choice to agglomerate often stems from a material problem, be Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Rotary Dryer Flight Curtain

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo is a 3D image of a rotary dryer flight curtain. Flights, or material lifters, are affixed to the interior of a rotary dryer. They work by picking material up, carrying it over, and showering it through an airstream as the drum rotates. Continue reading →

 

FEECO to Exhibit at 2018 SME Annual Conference and Expo

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO International will be exhibiting at the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, Minnesota from February 25-28th. The conference unites over 6,000 industry professionals from around the globe on a variety of mining related topics, from innovation and best practices, to cutting-edge research Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Materials can Benefit from Processing in a Pin Mixer?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pin mixers are industrial mixing devices used to process fine materials in the presence of a binder. They are especially adept for micro-pelletizing and de-dusting applications. The following materials are often processed in a pin mixer.  Mixing         Bentonite clay         Diatomaceous earth         Fly ash         Limestone         Magnesium Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Bucket Elevator

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week is a frac sand bucket elevator. FEECO designed and constructed several centrifugal-style bucket elevators for a frac sand processing plant located in Wisconsin. The various bucket elevator capacities were 10 TPH, 250 TPH, and 500 TPH, with the discharge heights of Continue reading →

 

Red Mud: The Next Tool in Water Treatment?

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

As the global population expands and water quality issues continue to make headlines, never has it been more important to conserve water resources to our fullest ability, and to ensure that the water available to us is clean and contaminant-free. Simultaneously, researchers and scientists everywhere Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Challenges in Processing Phosphates?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Similar with any mineral, phosphates can present challenges during processing. The following looks at the common material characteristics that may cause such challenges when working with phosphates. Abrasiveness. Phosphates can range from slightly to tremendously abrasive, depending on what form they are in. Abrasive materials Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Indirect Rotary Cooler

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week is a 3D indirect rotary cooler. An indirect cooler consists of a rotary drum, stationary housing, water trough, and water collection system. These components work together to cool hot material within a controlled environment. The stationary housing encloses the rotary drum, Continue reading →

 

R&D Around Catalyst Production Sees Growth

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Catalysts are an invaluable tool in many industrial processes, helping to facilitate reactions between materials. They are so important in fact, that some experts estimate they are responsible for 85-90% of products in the chemical industry.1 Catalysts can be used to speed up or slow Continue reading →