All Blog Posts about ‘Thermal Processing’

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on a Limestone Dryer

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Limestone Dryer Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a limestone dryer. The use of a rotary dryer is critical in many limestone processing operations. This project profile highlights a limestone dryer FEECO provided for Calcium Products to produce agricultural products. Click here to view Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Thermal Processing Equipment

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Thermal Processing Infographic

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on thermal processing equipment. Thermal processing is used throughout many industries as a way to process bulk solids for an intended process or product – whether through drying, cooling, chemical reaction, or physical change. This infographic covers the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Kiln Insulation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Insulation

Our photo this week comes from a processing plant where a rotary kiln is being used to process a bulk solid. The equipment in the image is a direct-fired rotary kiln with insulation on the exterior of the drum shell. Insulation helps to increase efficiency Continue reading →

 

The Truth About Fluid Bed Dryer Efficiency

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The Truth About Fluid Bed Dryer Efficiency

When it comes to processing bulk solids, the debate over which type of industrial dryer – rotary or fluid bed – is superior continues to plague the industry. Adding to confusion is the fact that there are many myths clouding the decision-making process when choosing Continue reading →

 

From Batch Rotary Kiln Testing to Detailed Kiln Design

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Batch Rotary Kiln Testing to Detailed Kiln Design

For over 60 years, FEECO International has built a reputation as the leader in rotary kiln design and manufacturing. Part of our success is owed to the FEECO Innovation Center, a state-of-the-art testing facility where our team of process experts conduct a variety of thermal Continue reading →

 

A Look at Modern Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Alignment Methods

Proper alignment is a key component in any rotary kiln processing operation. Misalignment is one of the most common (and most treatable) causes of rotary kiln damage. Alignment touches all components of the rotary kiln; misalignment will promote wear on all parts. In addition to Continue reading →

 

Argentina Looks for Frac Sand to Reduce Shale Drilling Costs

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Argentina Looks for Frac Sand to Reduce Shale Drilling Costs

Once heavily reliant on imports, the US is now the world’s undisputed leader in oil and gas production, according to the International Energy Agency’s Executive Director, Faith Birol in a recent statement. The title comes as the result of advancements that have allowed drillers to Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Rotary Kiln Dam

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Dam

This week’s photo highlights a rotary kiln dam in 3D. Oftentimes, it is necessary to increase retention time and/or bed depth in a kiln. This is achieved through the use of a dam. A rotary kiln dam works by forcing material to build up behind Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: FEECO Combustion Chambers

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: FEECO Combustion Chambers

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on FEECO combustion chambers. Combustion chambers are utilized on rotary dryers and kilns to prevent the material from coming into contact with the burner flame. With our expertise in advanced thermal processing, FEECO engineers custom combustion chambers that Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why are Flights Used in a Rotary Dryer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Flights

Flights, also known as “fins” or “material lifters,” are commonly used in both rotary dryers and coolers to maximize heat transfer between the material and the drying or cooling air. Affixed to the interior of the drum, they pick up the material as the drum Continue reading →