Photo of the Week: Drafters from the 1950s

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights members of our drafting department, just years after FEECO’s founding. In the early 1950s, drafters positioned themselves at drawing boards and used pen or pencil to create equipment drawings by hand. As technology advanced through the years, drawing boards were eventually replaced with Continue reading →

 

Biochar Process & Product Development in the Innovation Center

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Biochar is continuing to make a name for itself in a myriad of industries, with new applications making headlines all the time. Uses in water treatment, energy production, animal husbandry, and more have created a flurry of activity around this carbon-based material produced from biomass. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Reduction Roasting?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Reduction roasting is the removal of oxygen from a component of an ore, usually through the use of Carbon Monoxide (CO). The CO is typically supplied by mixing a carbonaceous material such as coke or coal with the ore, or by feeding it separately. An Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Troughed Belt Conveyor

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo is a 30” wide x 39’ long troughed belt conveyor under production at FEECO. The conveyor features a channel frame, ideal for use when long spans between supports are not required. FEECO’s troughed belt conveyors are available in configurations 18” to 72” Continue reading →

 

Fly Ash & the Lightweight Aggregate Market

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

In 2015, the global fly ash market was estimated to be valued at 40 billion USD. A recent industry analysis by Research Nester anticipates the market will reach an estimated 70 billion USD by the end of 2023 – a 7.1% CAGR owing to increasing Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between a Rotary Kiln’s Working Layer and Insulating Layer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The “working” layer and insulating layer refer to a rotary kiln’s multiple layers of refractory. Refractory is what protects the kiln from high internal temperatures, and maintains heat retention. Sometimes it is desirable to use multiple layers of refractory, especially when higher efficiency is preferred, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Raw and Pelletized Gypsum

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows a raw and pelletized gypsum sample from the FEECO Innovation Center. Gypsum can present unique challenges, and for this reason, testing is often necessary to achieve successful gypsum processing. Customers come to the FEECO Innovation Center to test the feasibility of a Continue reading →

 

Global Zinc Deficiency and the Growing Zinc Fertilizer Market

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Zinc (Zn) is a micronutrient essential for healthy growth in plants, animals, and humans. In plants, zinc fosters proper growth and development and is recognized as closely tied to limited crop yields when not available in sufficient amounts. Furthermore, malnutrition as a result of zinc Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Fuel Sources can FEECO’s Rotary Dryers and Kilns Work With?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO’s rotary dryers and kilns can accommodate numerous fuel sources. The chart below highlights the equipment and their available fuel source options: Natural Gas/Propane Fuel Oil Electricity Biomass Combustion Waste Heat Biogas Direct Rotary Dryer  x  x  x  x x Indirect Rotary Dryer  x  x Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Dry Crush Strength Test- Before and After

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a dry crush strength test from the FEECO Innovation Center. Crush strength tests measure the strength of a pellet, or how much pressure it takes to completely crush the pellet. The tests are performed on a single pellet, using metal plates Continue reading →