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Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Pelletizing Limestone?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Limestone is a sedimentary rock used in the agricultural industry as a soil amendment for raising soil pH. Traditional products such as powdered and agricultural lime have been used throughout the industry, both not without challenges. Pelletized lime has become an effective alternative. It is Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why Choose a Rotary Dryer for your Industrial Drying Needs?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Although a multitude of industrial drying technologies are on the market, rotary dryers have persevered throughout the decades as the favored choice of equipment in many settings. The following describes the many reasons in which the rotary dryer is often preferred. Customization. Rotary dryers can Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Top Applications for Rotary Dryers?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Due to their flexibility in processing virtually any bulk solid material, rotary dryers have made their way into an abundance of industries around the globe. The following is a brief overview of some of the most common industries FEECO’s rotary dryers are employed. Agriculture Selected Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between an Agglomeration Drum and a Granulation Drum?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomeration drums and granulation drums are two of many terms used to describe rotary drum equipment. Granulation drums are typically used in the agricultural industry for fertilizer production. The tumbling motion inside of the drum creates uniform fertilizer granules that are easy to handle and Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What does a Typical Micro-Pelletizing Setup Look Like?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Micro-pelletizing can be carried out in a pin mixer, or in a pin mixer/disc pelletizer combination. Pin mixers alone often provide efficient results when full-scale pelletizing is not necessary, or when only smaller pellets or conditioning is needed. To begin, the pin mixer accepts the Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between FEECO’s Centrifugal and Continuous Bucket Elevator Styles?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO offers a selection of bucket styles for both centrifugal and continuous bucket elevators, to accommodate the demands of varying materials. We offer two centrifugal bucket styles: style AA and style AC. Both options feature a reinforced lip around the leading edge to avoid distortion Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Reasons to Condition Bulk Solids?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Conditioning is an important part in bulk solids processing, allowing producers to alter the material to fit their unique needs. While there are many reasons to condition a material, three central objectives are highlighted below. To improve the efficiency of the process. Conditioning a material Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Causes Refractory Failure in a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Cycling and chemical incompatibility are the two main causes of refractory failure in a rotary kiln. Cycling Cycling is the heating up and cooling down of a rotary kiln, and it is the largest source of refractory failure. Refractory expands with the kiln as it Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Materials are Commonly Agglomerated?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The use of agglomeration to solve material problems and improve material characteristics has made its way into numerous industries around the globe, with new applications continually on the rise. A list of industries, and some of the materials commonly agglomerated in them, include: Ag Chemicals Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Micro-Pelletizing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Micro-pelletizing is the process of agglomerating material fines into small pellets. This differs from traditional pelletizing, in that it produces much smaller pellets, typically around 20-60 mesh. Pin mixers are the equipment of choice when it comes to micro-pelletizing; they can be used as a Continue reading →