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 →

 

Controlling Particle Size through Agglomeration

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The ability to control the sizing of bulk solids has become a critical aspect to the success of many processes and products, allowing for more efficient processing, more predictable results, and ultimately a better end product. Agglomeration offers the unique opportunity to fine-tune particle size Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Reasons to Condition Bulk Solids?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Conditioning is an important part in bulk solids processing, allowing producers to alter the material to fit their unique needs. While there are many reasons to condition a material, three central objectives are highlighted below. To improve the efficiency of the process. Conditioning a material Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Granulation Drum with Integrated Pipe Reactor

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a granulation drum integrated with a pipe reactor. Granulation drums are ideal for high capacity process settings, or when a chemical reaction is required during agglomeration. In those cases, the drum is fitted with a pipe reactor, as seen in this Continue reading →

 

Metals Market Expected to Grow with Shift to a Low Carbon Economy

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

As renewable energy technologies and electric vehicles look set to dominate the market in an effort to achieve a low-carbon economy, the metals market could be slated for significant growth. These changes could manifest in a number of ways as a result of how various Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Causes Refractory Failure in a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Cycling and chemical incompatibility are the two main causes of refractory failure in a rotary kiln. Cycling Cycling is the heating up and cooling down of a rotary kiln, and it is the largest source of refractory failure. Refractory expands with the kiln as it Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Batch Rotary Kiln Test

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week shows a batch rotary kiln test conducted in the FEECO Innovation Center. The batch kiln is used to simulate the conditions of a continuous, commercial rotary kiln. The kiln is lined with a lightweight castable refractory and heated with a propane burner. Continue reading →

 

New Content Alert: A Project Profile and Two Infographics

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Over the past week, the FEECO website has seen some exciting additions of new content, including a project profile on copper ore drums, as well as two new infographics. Project Profiles: Copper Ore Drums FEECO provided two heavy-duty agglomeration drums for agglomerating copper ore in Continue reading →

 

Everything You Need to Know on Rotary Kiln Refractory

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Refractory, or the lining utilized on the interior of rotary kilns, is a critical component in ensuring process efficiency and prolonging the life of a rotary kiln. Here, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about refractory, including how it works, the different types, and Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Materials are Commonly Agglomerated?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The use of agglomeration to solve material problems and improve material characteristics has made its way into numerous industries around the globe, with new applications continually on the rise. A list of industries, and some of the materials commonly agglomerated in them, include: Ag Chemicals Continue reading →