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

This article was authored by:

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Ammonium Sulfate Granules

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo illustrates ammonium sulfate granules. FEECO offers comprehensive process solutions for the production of ammonium sulfate using a pipe reactor, a process which produces a premium, round granule.   How does granulation with a pipe reactor work? The pipe reactor is integrated into Continue reading →

 

FEECO Featured in Copper Worldwide Magazine

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO pug mills will be highlighted in the August issue of Copper Worldwide Magazine, the premier resource for copper industry professionals looking for the latest information on equipment, processing techniques, and more. FEECO has been providing custom pug mills since 1951, and has become the Continue reading →

 

Frac Sand Industry Could See Best Year Yet

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The frac sand industry is seeing a major resurgence, with experts predicting record demand for the silica-based sand. The boom, garnering nicknames such as Proppacalypse, has many expecting to see proppant demand set an all-time high in 2017, despite a much lower rig count compared Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Components does a Rotary Dryer Consist of?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

While rotary dryers should be customized to yield optimal processing conditions around the material and drying needs at hand, the basis of a rotary dryer is often somewhat standard. The following is an overview of some of the standard components of a rotary dryer, as Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Rotary Cooler

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week is a 3D rotary cooler. Rotary coolers are a common equipment of choice when it comes to cooling bulk solids. They utilize direct contact between the material and cooling air, in combination with lifting flights, to maximize heat transfer between the material Continue reading →