All Blog Posts about ‘Thermal Processing’

Question of the Week: What is Sintering?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Sintering is the process of heating a material to a point just before melting via a rotary kiln. The objective here is to use the high internal temperature of the rotary kiln to increase the strength of the material. The most common use of this Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: DDGS Rotary Cooler

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo shows the interior of a rotary cooler. The material inside of the cooler is dried distillers grains with solubles, also known as DDGS. DDGS is a is a by-product of ethanol production, and can be used as an animal feed ingredient due to Continue reading →

 

Processing of Nickel Laterite Ores on the Rise

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

While nickel is perhaps most commonly known for its use in coins, it is also an important material in many industrial processes. Nickel’s high melting point, ductility, and resistance to corrosion when alloyed lends itself to a wide range of industrial applications and materials, making Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Role does Drying Play in Non-Pressure Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Drying plays an important role in the non-pressure agglomeration process, both before and after agglomeration. Pre-Drying Drying is often used as a method of pre-conditioning material before pelletization, to help prepare the material for agglomeration. Since moisture is added during the agglomeration process (in the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Advancing Flights

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo highlights advancing flights in a rotary dryer. Advancing flights help to move, or advance material into a rotary dryer to prevent buildup near the wet feed discharge. Additionally, advancing flights give the material a chance to dry before they hit the next flights; Continue reading →

 

Coke Drying in the Steel Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

What is Metallurgical Coke? Aka: coke, met coke Metallurgical coke is created through the destructive distillation of coal or coal blends. This thermal treatment drives off volatile components and leaves behind a solid carbon material (note that this is different from petroleum coke, which is Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: In Relation to Indirect Rotary Kilns, What is the Cross-Flow Configuration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

An important consideration in rotary kiln design is air flow, or the direction in which the process gas moves through the kiln in relation to the material. The cross-flow configuration is specific to indirect-fired rotary kilns. Here, the material and the process gas flow perpendicular Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Differences Between FEECO’s Drive Assemblies?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO offers a variety of options in drive assemblies for your rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulation drum, all selected based on the requirements of the application. Chain and Sprocket Drive Assembly Chain and sprocket drive assemblies are ideal for smaller drums running up to Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Equipment is Used to Pre-Condition Material for Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pre-conditioning, or preparing material for agglomeration, is critical to agglomeration success; it can help improve further processing, and create a more refined end product. FEECO offers the following pre-conditioning equipment: Rotary Dryer. A material must fall within a set moisture range to agglomerate effectively. Materials Continue reading →

 

Biochar in Drought Resistance

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Drought is becoming a rising concern across the world as water scarcity, changing climate patterns, and the need to feed a growing population continue to dominate the landscape of pressing global issues. As such, the need for soils to be capable of withstanding drought conditions Continue reading →