Photo of the Week: 3D Pipe Reactor

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a 3D pipe reactor. A pipe reactor is an acid-base reaction vessel used in the production of inorganic fertilizers. Phosphoric or sulfuric acid is fed into one side of the pipe, and gaseous or liquid ammonia is sparged into the reaction chamber. This Continue reading →

 

FEECO to Exhibit at Argus FMB Added Value Fertilizers

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO International will be exhibiting at the Argus FMB Added Value Fertilizers Conference April 24-26, 2017 in Miami, Florida (USA). The conference provides attendees the opportunity to assess the commercial and agronomic benefits of specialty and enhanced fertilizers, in order to drive business strategies, and Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What do Indirect Rotary Kilns Offer Over their Direct-Fired Counterparts?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Indirect rotary kilns, or rotary calciners, offer three major advantages over their direct-fired counterparts, as outlined below. When processing in a direct-fired rotary kiln, fine materials can become entrained in the gas and carried out to the baghouse. An indirect kiln avoids this issue because Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Binder Spray System

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a pan pelletizer’s binder spray system. The spray system, or nozzles, are used to disperse binder. Non-pressure agglomeration technologies, such as pelletizing on a pan pelletizer, often requires the assistance of a binding agent to achieve agglomeration. When material is fed Continue reading →

 

US Nitrogen Fertilizer Market On the Rise

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

As one of the key nutrients required for plant growth, nitrogen is essential to life on Earth. It plays a critical role in crop production and ultimately, producing food for the Earth’s inhabitants, particularly as the world looks to feed an exponentially growing population. One Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is a Pneumatic Hammer Knocking System?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

A pneumatic hammer knocking system is designed to control material build-up inside of a rotary drum. The hammer is mounted above a strike plate on the drum, and delivers an adjustable amount of force as set by the operator. This force “knocks” the drum and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Tire Wear Patterns

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s post highlights a series of images: rotary tire wear patterns. A rotary drum tire is a support structure for the drum, and provides a place for pressure to be absorbed. As with any piece of equipment, they must be inspected and serviced, if Continue reading →

 

Upgrading Phosphate Ores with Rotary Kilns

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Phosphate rock is mined all over the world to produce a number of phosphorus products that are essential to plants and animals- namely, fertilizers and animal feeds. Many predict that demand for phosphate, particularly for use as a fertilizer, will only rise, as the world Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Importance of a Sieve Analysis During Agglomerate Feasibility Tests?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

A sieve analysis measures particle size distribution, and more specifically, what percentage of on-size, over-size and under-size pellets are produced from the agglomeration process. The analysis is an important part of agglomerate process and product development, as it confirms whether or not the agglomeration process Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Coal Fines to Coal Pellets

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows coal fines (left) and coal pellets (right). The sample was agglomerated in FEECO’s state-of-the-art Innovation Center. The Innovation Center allows customers to test their material at batch and pilot scale, in order to establish the equipment setup and parameters necessary to Continue reading →