Alumina: Processes and Uses

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Alumina, or Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) is a chemical compound primarily known for its use in the production of aluminum – a metal slated for significant growth in the advance toward a low-carbon economy.   Prices of alumina have soared by 56% on the back of shutdowns Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How can FEECO’s Aftermarket Service Team Assist with your Equipment Needs?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The FEECO Aftermarket Service Team can cater to a variety of your needs, from field services such as equipment inspections, to the development of custom maintenance programs. Our team has the expertise to provide you with the best services in the industry. The FEECO Aftermarket Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Direct-Fired Rotary Kilns

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights two direct-fired rotary kilns. Rotary kilns are a significant investment in any thermal processing operation. That’s why FEECO’s kilns are always precisely engineered and fabricated to meet the requirements of the specific process and material at hand. A general overview of Continue reading →

 

Using Agglomeration to Improve the Flowability of Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The flow properties of a bulk solid can have a significant impact on process efficiency and the success of the end product. And while bins, hoppers, and the like are often designed to minimize such issues, agglomeration can be a valuable tool in improving the Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Pelletizing Limestone?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Limestone is a sedimentary rock used in the agricultural industry as a soil amendment for raising soil pH. Traditional products such as powdered and agricultural lime have been used throughout the industry, both not without challenges. Pelletized lime has become an effective alternative. It is Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Iron Ore Pellets

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows iron ore pellets. FEECO offers extensive iron ore agglomeration services, including material testing in our renowned Innovation Center, as well as custom processing equipment.   Process Testing and Product Development The FEECO Innovation Center provides iron ore agglomeration test work to Continue reading →

 

FEECO Featured in PotashWorks Magazine

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO is being featured in the 2018 issue of PotashWorks magazine, the industry’s go-to resource for the latest news and advancements in all things potash. FEECO has been involved in the potash industry since our founding in 1951. We’ve become the industry’s leading provider of Continue reading →

 

Tailings Retreatment: The Next Big Revenue Source for the Mining Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tailings, or the material remaining after a valuable component has been separated from the gangue, have long plagued the mining industry with management costs, liability risks, and disposal challenges. Due to their toxicity, tailings pose a number of risks if not properly managed. Furthermore, the Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why Choose a Rotary Dryer for your Industrial Drying Needs?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Although a multitude of industrial drying technologies are on the market, rotary dryers have persevered throughout the decades as the favored choice of equipment in many settings. The following describes the many reasons in which the rotary dryer is often preferred. Customization. Rotary dryers can Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Unitized Drive Base

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights FEECO’s unitized drive base in 3D. The unitized drive base is mounting place for the rotary drum drive motor, reducer, and pinion gear. The drive is mounted on an adjustable one-piece base to allow for backlash adjustment of the pinion gear. The Continue reading →