All Blog Posts about ‘Question of the Week’

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?

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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 →

 

Question of the Week: How Can a Pipe Reactor Benefit your Process?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

A pipe reactor is an acid-base reaction vessel that can be incorporated into an agglomeration drum for the production of various, inorganic fertilizers. While the pipe reactor is not required in a system, it can add immense value to a process in terms of energy Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Washboarding on a Rotary Drum Tire

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights washboarding on a rotary drum tire. Washboarding is indicated by the vertical grooves that extend the length of the tire, and it is caused by abnormal skewing of the trunnion wheels, or trunnion wheel mis-alignment. FEECO offers a tire grinding service Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do Leaf Seals Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO’s leaf seals are designed to minimize air leakage into a rotary dryer or rotary kiln. We offer both single and double leaf seals. The single leaf seal consists of a series of overlapping spring steel plates that are mounted to the housing and ride Continue reading →