All Blog Posts about ‘Service & Maintenance’

Photo of the Week: Rotary Kiln Inspection

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

In this week’s photo, a FEECO Aftermarket Engineer is checking for cracks in the refractory of a rotary kiln. Cracks periodically arise within the kiln’s refractory because certain areas are exposed to more direct heat. The area closest to the combustion chamber is the hottest, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Leveling Trunnion Bases

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows the leveling of trunnion bases. Leveling a rotary drum’s trunnion bases is part of a new drum installation, and is done prior to laser aligning the bases. The goal is to get the bases to within 1/16” with respect to spread, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Temperature Inspection

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo highlights a rotary drum temperature inspection. An IR gun, pictured, is directed at the rotary drum, to record the surface temperature of the object in sight. Items such as the drum shell, drive components, bearings, and even the material as it discharges Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Tire Inspection

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights a rotary drum tire inspection. A digital caliper depth gauge (pictured) measures the depth of the grooves on the tire. If the grooves are too deep, as defined by the service technician, tire grinding may be proposed to resolve the issue. Grooves Continue reading →

 

Overcoming Challenges with Rotary Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary drums can be configured to serve as a variety of different pieces of equipment, including a rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, granulator, or even a coating drum. With such diverse employment, these robust systems can be used to accomplish a variety of goals across a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How can FEECO’s Aftermarket Service Team Assist with your Equipment Needs?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The FEECO Aftermarket Service Team can cater to a variety of your needs, from field services such as equipment inspections, to the development of custom maintenance programs. Our team has the expertise to provide you with the best services in the industry. The FEECO Aftermarket 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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Laser Alignment in Progress

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows laser alignment in progress. A FEECO Aftermarket Engineer is performing the laser alignment on a rotary drum. A state-of-the-art laser tracking system uses a laser beam to measure 3D coordinates (angles and distances) along the rotary drum, which is then recorded and analyzed through Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Cold Gap Inspection

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows a combination of feeler gauges and a caliper, tools used to measure the space between the flotation blocks and inside face of the rotary drum tire, or the cold gap of the tire. The distance between the tire and flotation blocks Continue reading →