Question of the Week: What is a Pneumatic Hammer Knocking System?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

A pneumatic hammer knocking system is designed to control material build-up inside of a rotary drum. The hammer is mounted above a strike plate on the drum, and delivers an adjustable amount of force as set by the operator. This force “knocks” the drum and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Tire Wear Patterns

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s post highlights a series of images: rotary tire wear patterns. A rotary drum tire is a support structure for the drum, and provides a place for pressure to be absorbed. As with any piece of equipment, they must be inspected and serviced, if Continue reading →

 

Upgrading Phosphate Ores with Rotary Kilns

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Phosphate rock is mined all over the world to produce a number of phosphorus products that are essential to plants and animals- namely, fertilizers and animal feeds. Many predict that demand for phosphate, particularly for use as a fertilizer, will only rise, as the world Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Importance of a Sieve Analysis During Agglomerate Feasibility Tests?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

A sieve analysis measures particle size distribution, and more specifically, what percentage of on-size, over-size and under-size pellets are produced from the agglomeration process. The analysis is an important part of agglomerate process and product development, as it confirms whether or not the agglomeration process Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Coal Fines to Coal Pellets

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows coal fines (left) and coal pellets (right). The sample was agglomerated in FEECO’s state-of-the-art Innovation Center. The Innovation Center allows customers to test their material at batch and pilot scale, in order to establish the equipment setup and parameters necessary to Continue reading →

 

Activated Carbon: A Critical Component in Water Treatment Facilities

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Activated carbon is a powerful adsorbent used prolifically throughout water purification efforts to remove contaminants and undesirable components. While activated carbon can be used in a wide range of water treatment applications, it is a critical tool used throughout municipal and industrial water treatment facilities Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Calcination?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Calcination is the process of heating a material to cause chemical dissociation (separation). Calcination is a common process, and is often used in the creation of inorganic materials, such as the dissociation of calcium carbonate to create calcium oxide and carbon dioxide. It can also be Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Ball and Tube Knockers

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights ball and tube knockers ready for mounting. Ball and tube knocking systems are used to combat material build-up inside of a rotary dryer. The system is often mounted externally to the inlet end of the dryer, where the material is most wet and Continue reading →

 

New Content Alert: 3D Pipe Reactor, Industry and Material Pages, and Infographics

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Over the past few weeks, the FEECO website has seen several new additions of content, summarized below. 3D Pipe Reactor The pipe reactor is an acid-base reaction vessel sometimes used in the production of inorganic fertilizers. In the right setting, the addition of a pipe Continue reading →

 

The Transformation of Bauxite to Aluminum (and the Products in Between)

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

With applications in everything from energy, infrastructure, and aerospace, to automotive, packaging, and more, aluminum has become a cornerstone of modern society. Aluminum’s widespread use might infer ease of accessibility, but such is not the case; aluminum is not found freely in nature, requiring the Continue reading →