Resource of the Week: Infographic on Frac Sand Drying

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on frac sand drying. The frac sand industry is booming, with new plants going up all over the Southern US to support in-basin sand needs. Drying is a critical step in preparing frac sand for use as a Continue reading →

 

Employee Spotlight: Tim Matzke, Material Handling Sales

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tim Matzke specializes in engineered material handling equipment and systems and is one of the senior-most employees at FEECO with more than 41 years in his position. Tim started at FEECO after attending UWGB and graduating from NWTC and taking a special interest in designing Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers Rise Above Fluid Beds as the Preferred Choice for Frac Sand Drying: Here’s Why

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The frac sand industry relies on industrial drying systems to reduce the moisture content of washed sand for use in the hydraulic fracturing process. Historically, both rotary dryers and fluid bed dryers have been widely accepted throughout the industry, but that looks to be changing; Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on Seal Options for Rotary Drums

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on seal options for rotary drums. Seal selection is critical to the efficiency of a rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, kiln, or otherwise. FEECO offers several seal options for all of our rotary drums – all Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Disc Pelletizer Design and Manufacturing

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a disc pelletizer project, showcasing FEECO’s scope of work from drawings by our drafters and design team, all the way through to robust equipment manufacturing. The equipment was produced for a repeat customer, and weighs over 53,000 pounds, stands 18 feet high, and Continue reading →

 

Seal Options for Rotary Dryers, Coolers, Kilns, and Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Seal options for rotary dryers, coolers, kilns, drums

Rotary drums, including dryers, coolers, and kilns, are an integral part of the many industrial processes that shape our world. From fertilizer and chemical production to ore beneficiation and even consumer products, rotary drums provide a reliable, high-capacity setting for accomplishing a number of necessary Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on Thermal Testing with Rotary Kilns

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on thermal testing with rotary kilns. Rotary kilns are an integral piece of equipment in many industrial processes, with new applications developing all the time. Thermal Testing with Rotary Kilns takes a look at the many reasons for Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between Pelleting and Pelletizing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pelleting and pelletizing are two terms often used interchangeably, though their processing methods do differ. Pelleting commonly refers to the extrusion process, where cylindrical pellets are formed by forcing material through a die. It is most often used with wood, fuel and feed products (such Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers for Frac Sand

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Recovering oil prices have again made the extraction of oil and natural gas from shale formations profitable, prompting another surge in activity around recovering hydrocarbons via hydraulic fracturing. This has created a subsequent increase in the need for industrial drying systems, particularly as companies look Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Copper Ore Drums Project Profile

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on copper ore drums. Agglomeration drums (aka copper ore drums) are used in the heap leaching process to agglomerate ore fines so that the leaching agent can more effectively percolate through the heap, maximizing metal recovery. FEECO Continue reading →