Question of the Week: How can you Prevent Build-Up in a Rotary Dryer?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The best way to control material build-up in a rotary dryer is to prevent it in the first place. Custom Flight Design. Build-up can be prevented through the design of less aggressive flights, or material lifters. Material tends to build-up in sharp corners, and a Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Temperature Inspection

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a rotary drum temperature inspection. An IR gun, pictured, is directed at the rotary drum, to record the surface temperature of the object in sight. Items such as the drum shell, drive components, bearings, and even the material as it discharges Continue reading →

 

Value in Waste: Fly Ash Reuse and Recovery Opportunities

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

As a major source of industrial waste around the world, fly ash, a byproduct of coal generated power, presents a significant waste management challenge to the energy industry. Fly ash is host to a variety of contaminants that if not properly managed, can pose serious Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are Common Rotary Dryer Add-Ons?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Advancing flights and knocking systems are two common rotary dryer add-ons. Advancing Flights. Advancing flights work to move material into the dryer, to prevent build-up near the wet feed discharge. Additionally, advancing flights also give material the chance to dry before it moves on to Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Encapsulated Seed Product

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights an encapsulated seed product. FEECO worked with a company, Encap, to transform short fibers from waste paper sludge into a line of lawn and garden products, which includes the encapsulated seeds from this week’s photo. The process included agglomeration of the Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Applications in the Pigment Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Industrial pigments play an important role in the performance and durability of many products. In addition to serving as a coloring agent, pigments can also offer protection against corrosion and even UV rays; pigments are all around us, from building materials and concrete, to textiles, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Conditioning?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Conditioning refers to the processing of bulk solids material for improved efficiency of downstream processing, improved material handling, or to improve product performance. Conditioning can be accomplished using numerous processes and equipment, all varying on the unique characteristics of the material to be processed and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Gold Ore Agglomerator

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows an agglomerator used for processing gold ore. The agglomerator, or agglomeration drum, agglomerates ore fines after they are crushed. This process creates a more proficient leach because the leaching solution is better able to permeate through the heap when the particles Continue reading →

 

Australia Sees Modern Day Gold Rush

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Amidst political uncertainty and increasing demand, gold has been making headlines as companies continue to invest in the safe haven metal. This state of affairs has had an especially significant impact on Australia, where a once-beleaguered industry is seeing a strong revival, so much so Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is Particle Size Control Important in Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomeration is the process of particle size enlargement, and is used to collect material fines into a larger, unified particle. Seen throughout an extensive range of industries, agglomeration can transform dusty or difficult to handle materials into a more manageable form. While many factors should Continue reading →