All Blog Posts about ‘Briquetters’

Photo of the Week: Unideal Briquette Sample

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week is an unideal sample of briquettes. The briquettes are almost all not uniform in shape, many with broken edges. An ideal briquette would be the contrary- cylindrical in shape and smooth around the entire circumference. The purpose of this photo is Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What’s the Difference Between a Compactor and a Briquetter?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Compactors and briquetters both operate under the assumption that some material fines, when put under extreme pressure, will self-adhere. While the overall pressure agglomeration concept is similar between the two, the ways in which compactors and briquetters actually process materials differs slightly. Compactors use two Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Can all Materials Benefit from Briquetting or Compaction Granulation?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Both briquetting and compaction granulation are types of pressure agglomeration, whereby a material is put under extreme pressure, causing it to bind to itself. While these two methods of agglomeration are effective for many materials, they are not an option for all materials. Some materials Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is it Rare to See Small Briquettes?

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Briquetting is one viable option when looking to improve product characteristics and handling through agglomeration. Why, then, is it so rare to see small briquettes? Briquetting is reserved for instances where large agglomerates are desired. Small briquettes are much more difficult to produce, because they Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Briquette Samples

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Briquette Samples

This week’s photo shows briquette samples straight from FEECO’s lab. Our technicians used a briquetter to transform these powdery materials into more easily handled products. Briquetters utilize mechanical force to shape fine materials into a larger, denser form. The material is fed into a roll Continue reading →

 

Coal Dust Remediation

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Coal Pellets

Coal, a combustible, sedimentary rock, has been used for centuries as a reliable energy source. Today, coal provides 30% of global energy demand, and in 2013, coal production reached record highs; it’s no secret that coal is the backbone of our energy grid, providing the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Briquettes

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Briquettes

Our photo this week shows a sample of briquettes. Briquettes are dusts, powders or material fines that have been compacted into a dense mass via a briquetter, or briquetting machine. The equipment operates under the supposition that a material, under abundant force, will self-adhere. Briquetting Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Briquetter

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Briquetter

Our photo this week is a briquetter, a machine which transforms particle fines into a larger, more useful shape through compaction. A briquetter uses a roll press to compact material fines and ultimately create briquettes. The machine works when the rolls force the fines into Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Briquetting Lignite Coal (“Brown Coal”)

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Lignite Coal Briquetter (aka "brown coal")

This week’s photo is of a lignite coal (also commonly called “Brown Coal”) briquetting machine for a customer in Europe. Briquetting is a process used to enlarge particles such as dusts and powder. The granules are formed using extreme pressure via a double roll press. Continue reading →

 

FEECO’s Relationship with Sahut Conreur Extends Capabilities of Fines Handling

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Sahut Conreur

For over 60 years, FEECO has been a leader in the agglomeration industry, converting dusts, bulk powders, and sludges into free-flowing, easy to handle pellets. From agglomeration testing, to equipment design, to a full-scale production plant, FEECO’s unique ability to test materials and provide one Continue reading →