Photo of the Week: Fertilizer Granulation Plant

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a fertilizer granulation plant. The pilot plant is equipped with granulation, drying, cooling, and coating capabilities. A granulation drum is pictured at the top of the photo, a coating drum is at the bottom left, and a rotary dryer is pictured Continue reading →

 

Industry Calls for 2018 Farm Bill to Support Nutrient Management and Soil Health

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The 2014 Farm Bill is due to expire in September of 2018. An expansive piece of legislation, the bill covers a wide variety of issues surrounding the agriculture industry, including everything from crop insurance and credit, to nutrition, research, and even renewable energy. As groups Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between an Agglomeration Drum and a Granulation Drum?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomeration drums and granulation drums are two of many terms used to describe rotary drum equipment. Granulation drums are typically used in the agricultural industry for fertilizer production. The tumbling motion inside of the drum creates uniform fertilizer granules that are easy to handle and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Combustion Chamber

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo is a 3D combustion chamber. Combustion chambers are used to keep material from coming into direct contact with the burner flame in either a rotary dryer or kiln. The combustion chamber houses the combustion reaction, and directs the airflow into the drum. The Continue reading →

 

Evolution of the Frac Sand Dryer

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Favorable market conditions have again brought rise to a boom centered around the quartz sand used in the hydraulic fracturing process; rig counts are up and the amount of sand employed per well is the highest it’s ever been, with one industry expert anticipating 2018 Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What does a Typical Micro-Pelletizing Setup Look Like?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Micro-pelletizing can be carried out in a pin mixer, or in a pin mixer/disc pelletizer combination. Pin mixers alone often provide efficient results when full-scale pelletizing is not necessary, or when only smaller pellets or conditioning is needed. To begin, the pin mixer accepts the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Rotary Dryer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week is a frac sand rotary dryer. The 8’-6” x 50’ long dryer utilizes co-current airflow to reduce the moisture content of mined sand. The rotary dryer contains an additional 5’ shell length to incorporate flame cut openings to support an externally mounted Continue reading →

 

Aluminum in a Low Carbon Economy

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Often called the miracle metal, aluminum is valued for a number of properties, including being lightweight, durable, corrosion-resistant, highly conductive, and more. These properties allow aluminum to be useful in all sorts of applications, from packaging, to vehicles, and even construction. Earlier this year, the Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between FEECO’s Centrifugal and Continuous Bucket Elevator Styles?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO offers a selection of bucket styles for both centrifugal and continuous bucket elevators, to accommodate the demands of varying materials. We offer two centrifugal bucket styles: style AA and style AC. Both options feature a reinforced lip around the leading edge to avoid distortion Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Fly Ash Pellets

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights fly ash pellets. FEECO’s familiarity with fly ash agglomeration dates back to 1951. For decades, we’ve manufactured custom processing equipment, be it for de-dusting applications, conditioning for landfill, or pelletizing the material for use in cement or soil amendment applications. FEECO offers Continue reading →