Employee Spotlight: Loren Prost, Drafting Coordinator

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Employee Spotlight: Loren Prost

Loren Prost has served as the FEECO Drafting Coordinator for nearly 23 years, providing oversight to the design team and assisting in the development and implementation of detailed design standards. He also works hand-in-hand with the production team to ensure drawing workflow is streamlined so Continue reading →

 

Processing Phosphates for Use in Animal Feed

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

High Speed Mixer for Phosphate Animal Feed Granulation

Phosphorus is an essential component in the makeup of life on Earth. Not only is it a building block in growing healthy, strong plants, but it is also an important building block for humans and animals as well; most notably, phosphorus aids in a variety Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on the Benefits of Agglomeration

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Benefits of Agglomeration Infographic

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on the benefits of agglomeration. Agglomeration, or particle size enlargement, is widely used to process bulk solids for improved performance, handling, appearance and more. This infographic covers the many economic, environmental, raw material, process, and product benefits that Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Rotary Kiln Dam

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Dam

This week’s photo highlights a rotary kiln dam in 3D. Oftentimes, it is necessary to increase retention time and/or bed depth in a kiln. This is achieved through the use of a dam. A rotary kiln dam works by forcing material to build up behind Continue reading →

 

Pug Mill Capabilities Offer Ideal Processing in Key Settings

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pug Mill Capabilities Offer Ideal Processing in Key Settings

Pug mills, also commonly referred to as paddle mixers, are widely employed in a variety of processes transversing many industries. Flexibility in mixing, agglomerating, and conditioning make the capabilities of the pug mill applicable to a wide range of bulk solids. The unique medium-shear action Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: FEECO Combustion Chambers

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: FEECO Combustion Chambers

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on FEECO combustion chambers. Combustion chambers are utilized on rotary dryers and kilns to prevent the material from coming into contact with the burner flame. With our expertise in advanced thermal processing, FEECO engineers custom combustion chambers that Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why are Flights Used in a Rotary Dryer?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Flights

Flights, also known as “fins” or “material lifters,” are commonly used in both rotary dryers and coolers to maximize heat transfer between the material and the drying or cooling air. Affixed to the interior of the drum, they pick up the material as the drum Continue reading →

 

Co-Current Vs. Counter Current: Kiln Air Flow

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Co-Current vs. Counter Current Airflow

Many factors are taken into consideration when designing a rotary kiln. Each affects the ability to produce a desired chemical reaction/phase change in an efficient manner. Characteristics such as bulk density, specific heat, and flowability, among others, all interact to influence how the material will Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: World Copper Processing

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: World Copper Processing Slideshare Presentation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on world copper processing. The World Copper Processing presentation covers the primary methods by which copper ore is processed into metal, including the smelting process and the heap leaching and SX-EW process. Click here to view the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Floating Tire Construction

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Floating Tire Construction

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s floating tire design. The effects of thermal expansion are overcome by having tires of “free floating” construction. Shim plates and keeper bars are located so that the tires are supported away from the shell, minimizing thermal distortion and yet allowing Continue reading →