Photo of the Week: 3D Trunnion Wheel with Thrust Rollers

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a trunnion wheel and thrust rollers. The 3D image was produced by FEECO’s in-house design team. Trunnion wheels support the weight of a rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulator. Most importantly, they provide a place for the tire Continue reading →

 

Benefits of the Granulation Drum in Granular Fertilizer Production

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Granulation of fertilizer products provides some of the most viable ways to blend minerals to create a multi-nutrient fertilizer, allow for bulk storage and packaging, as well as provide ease of handling and application. One piece of equipment that has become known for its consistency Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on Copper’s Role in a Low-Carbon Economy

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on copper’s role in a low-carbon economy. Copper’s already important role in society continues to rise as efforts to move toward a low-carbon economy call for more copper than ever before. Sustainable Copper: Copper’s Role in a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Agglomeration?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Sample pellets from FEECO's lab.

Agglomeration, the process of particle size enlargement, is used to solve material problems and improve product characteristics. In general, agglomerating a material can offer many benefits, including:     End product benefits– dust-free product handling, and improved product characteristics. Ex: The agglomeration of cattle manure Continue reading →

 

Argentina Looks for Frac Sand to Reduce Shale Drilling Costs

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Once heavily reliant on imports, the US is now the world’s undisputed leader in oil and gas production, according to the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, Faith Birol in a recent statement. The title comes as the result of advancements that have allowed drillers to Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on De-Dusting Fly Ash

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on de-dusting fly ash with a pug mill. Pug mills are widely used for conditioning fly ash – a dusty by-product of coal-fired power generation – into a more easily handled material that doesn’t become windblown upon Continue reading →

 

Employee Spotlight: Loren Prost, Drafting Coordinator

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Loren Prost has served as the FEECO Drafting Coordinator for nearly 23 years, providing oversight to the design team and assisting in the development and implementation of detailed design standards. He also works hand-in-hand with the production team to ensure drawing workflow is streamlined so Continue reading →

 

Processing Phosphates for Use in Animal Feed

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

High Speed Mixer for Phosphate Animal Feed Granulation

Phosphorus is an essential component in the makeup of life on Earth. Not only is it a building block in growing healthy, strong plants, but it is also an important building block for humans and animals as well; most notably, phosphorus aids in a variety Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on the Benefits of Agglomeration

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on the benefits of agglomeration. Agglomeration, or particle size enlargement, is widely used to process bulk solids for improved performance, handling, appearance and more. This infographic covers the many economic, environmental, raw material, process, and product benefits that Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Rotary Kiln Dam

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a rotary kiln dam in 3D. Oftentimes, it is necessary to increase retention time and/or bed depth in a kiln. This is achieved through the use of a dam. A rotary kiln dam works by forcing material to build up behind Continue reading →