Question of the Week: How Can a Pipe Reactor Benefit your Process?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

A pipe reactor is an acid-base reaction vessel that can be incorporated into an agglomeration drum for the production of various, inorganic fertilizers. While the pipe reactor is not required in a system, it can add immense value to a process in terms of energy Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Washboarding on a Rotary Drum Tire

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights washboarding on a rotary drum tire. Washboarding is indicated by the vertical grooves that extend the length of the tire, and it is caused by abnormal skewing of the trunnion wheels, or trunnion wheel mis-alignment. FEECO offers a tire grinding service Continue reading →

 

A Look at Conditioning Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Conditioning is a term used frequently in the field of bulk solids processing to describe a wide range of material treatments, be it for a raw material, a byproduct, or a finished product. Conditioning is an important component in the processing of bulk solids, allowing Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do Leaf Seals Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO’s leaf seals are designed to minimize air leakage into a rotary dryer or rotary kiln. We offer both single and double leaf seals. The single leaf seal consists of a series of overlapping spring steel plates that are mounted to the housing and ride Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Hammer Mill

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo is a hammer mill in 3D. The FEECO hammer mill is designed to reduce dry and semi-moist materials, specifically granulated or pelletized materials, to the product range of minus 4 mesh to plus 20 mesh. Commonly processed materials include aggregates, minerals, ores, Continue reading →

 

Legislation Could Open Doors for Biogas and Nutrient Recovery Systems

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The recent introduction of the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2017 could mean big changes are ahead for the agriculture industry. The bill, which would incentivize the development of biogas and manure nutrient recovery systems, was proposed by Congressman Ron Kind, D-Wisconsin, and Tom Reed, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is a Rotary Kiln Bed Disturber?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Bed disturbers are used in both direct and indirect-fired rotary kilns to promote uniform heating of the material. The bed of material should roll, not slide, throughout the kiln in order to expose fresh material to the process. This rolling action allows for even heat Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Laser Alignment in Progress

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows laser alignment in progress. A FEECO Aftermarket Engineer is performing the laser alignment on a rotary drum. A state-of-the-art laser tracking system uses a laser beam to measure 3D coordinates (angles and distances) along the rotary drum, which is then recorded and analyzed through Continue reading →

 

Texas Frac Sand Market Finds Competitive Advantage

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The frac sand industry is slated to have a record-breaking year. But as many are speculating, this won’t be cause for celebration for everyone. The Permian Basin in west Texas has seen a substantial increase in frac sand mining as of late, as the oil Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How Does a Pug Mill Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pug mills, also known as paddle mixers, are industrial mixing devices capable of conditioning, agglomerating, and mixing. Pug mills use dual counter-rotating shafts with affixed pitched paddles to create a kneading and folding over motion inside of the mixer. The counter-rotating motion lifts material up Continue reading →