Advancement in Fertiliser Technology

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

fertiliser crop technology

Though Feeco International’s Australia lab facility has been open only a short time, already, exciting things are taking place. This past week, a company spent the week running tests in Feeco’s lab. These tests were looking at the potential of improving on an old, but Continue reading →

 

FEECO has Unique Advantage

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO International

Feeco has been in business for over 60 years, supplying engineering and equipment to thousands of companies all over the world, and is continuing to grow. But what allows a company, started by one man in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to stay in business for so Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Flight Design

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Flights in a Rotary Dryer

Another key phase in rotary dryer design is determining the best flights to use inside the rotary dryer. Flights are like specially designed fins, that pick up the material as the rotary drum rotates, and then gradually drop the material through the stream of gas, Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Retention Time

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Another characteristic to look at is the size of pellets. This will combine with specific heat, heat transfer, and percent moisture to help determine the retention time, or the amount of time the material needs to be in the dryer. In turn, the retention time Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Atmosphere

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Atmosphere

What does atmosphere have to do with rotary dryer design, you ask? Well actually, a lot. The needs of a rotary dryer can differ greatly from region to region, due to different climates. Things like humidity, temperature, and elevation can play a big part in Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Material Part 5 – Material Limitations

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design 101 - Material Limitations

After you have determined the characteristics of your material, it is necessary to look at the limitations set by your material, as these too will play a part in the design of the rotary dryer. For example, some materials may not be able to come Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Material Part 4 – Heat Transfer

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Counter Current Rotary Dryer Design

The heat transfer properties of a material are also important to be aware of before sizing up your rotary dryer. It is possible for two materials to have the same percentage of moisture, but very different heat transfer properties, which will call for different drying Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Material Part 3 – Specific Heat

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Specific Heat

Another key factor in sizing a rotary dryer is determining the specific heat of a material. Specific heat is defined as how much energy it takes to raise 1 gram of material 1 degree Celsius. In more simple terms, it’s how resistant a material is Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Material Part 2 – Bulk Density

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design Series - Defining Your Material Part 2: Bulk Density

Bulk density is another characteristic that is important to know when sizing a rotary dryer. Bulk density is the weight of a material per a specific volume. Typically, this is calculated in pounds per cubic foot in US units or kg/m3 in metric units. Let’s Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Materials Part 1 – Percent Moisture

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Lab Testing

So you are in need of a rotary dryer. Where do you go from there? There are a lot of factors that come into play when determining the needs of a rotary dryer, and determining your needs can easily become overwhelming. Take it a step Continue reading →