Rotary Kiln Refractory: Preventative Care

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Refractory Failure

Protecting the life of your refractory is crucial not only to running at high efficiency, but also to maintaining your rotary kiln. Once your rotary kiln refractory is installed and in use, it is important to take the extra steps to protect it. A well-installed, Continue reading →

 

Types of Coal Mining

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

When it comes to mining coal, there are two processes by which coal can be removed from the ground: surface mining, or underground mining. In Australia, the majority of coal mining is done via the opencast method, although often the method of choice is dependent Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Refractory: The Working Layer vs. The Insulating Layer

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Refractory

After a material is chosen for your rotary kiln refractory, you must decide the desired heat loss. When efficiency is of concern, or very high temperatures are involved, often it is desirable to use multiple layers of refractory: a “working” layer, and an insulating layer. Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Refractory: Castable vs. Brick

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO International

Refractory is what protects the shell of a direct rotary kiln from the heat within, so as you can imagine, choosing a quality refractory that is right for your material is extremely important in the design of a rotary kiln. Choosing a refractory that will Continue reading →

 

Frac Sand Industry is Creating Jobs

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO International

In times of economic trouble, the creation of jobs can come few and far between. But one industry may be giving hope to many Wisconsin and Minnesota counties. Frac sand, a type of quartz sand, valuable for its roundness and strength, is making headlines across Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Design: Maintaining Your Rotary Drum

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Design (FEECO Lab Batch Rotary Kiln)

Rotary drums are a valuable investment with the potential to have a long productive life with proper maintenance. While protecting this investment is not hard, it does take know-how, and routine maintenance. Luckily, this routine maintenance and knowledge go a long way in recognizing potential Continue reading →

 

FEECO to Attend Sulphur 2011 Conference and Exhibition

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Sulphur 2011

The conference, which will be held in Houston, Texas, is the world’s leading sulphur and sulphuric acid annual event. This year, sulphur industry experts will take a look at market intelligence, technical innovations, and regulatory issues. FEECO will be attending CRU’s Sulphur 2011 Conference this Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Design: Seals

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Design (FEECO Lab Batch Rotary Kiln)

Holding the appropriate temperature within a rotary kiln is what allows the desired chemical reaction to occur. Sustaining that temperature, however, can be difficult if the right seal is not chosen. Almost all rotary kilns run at a negative pressure, meaning gas doesn’t leak out, Continue reading →

 

FEECO Looks to Assist in Potential Carbon Credit Generation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pakenham, Victoria (October, 2011) As the bill for putting a carbon tax on some of Australia’s biggest polluters passed through the House of Representatives last week, Australia’s official tax on carbon is drawing near and the carbon pricing mechanism will soon become a reality. As Continue reading →

 

Fly Ash Regulation

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

FEECO International

After a catastrophic spill in 2008, Fly Ash, a by-product of the coal burning process, has fallen under examination for potential regulations. With the fate of fly ash resting in the hands of the EPA, those that utilize the powdery by-product are eager to demonstrate Continue reading →