All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Calciners’

Question of the Week: What do Indirect Rotary Kilns Offer Over their Direct-Fired Counterparts?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Indirect rotary kilns, or rotary calciners, offer three major advantages over their direct-fired counterparts, as outlined below. When processing in a direct-fired rotary kiln, fine materials can become entrained in the gas and carried out to the baghouse. An indirect kiln avoids this issue because Continue reading →

 

The Role of the Calciner in Producing Soda Ash

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Soda ash, or sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), is a versatile alkali material, critical in the production of a litany of products and materials. From detergents and chemicals, to consumer products and water softeners, this material can be found in many of the products we interact with throughout Continue reading →

 

Biocoal from Biomass: An Emerging Opportunity for Renewable Energy

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Biocoal, a product produced by thermally upgrading biomass, has been gaining traction throughout the world as countries look to more renewable energy sources in an effort to reduce dependence on coal and mitigate greenhouse gases. What is Biocoal? Biocoal, also commonly referred to as syn Continue reading →

 

Top Applications for Rotary Kilns

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Rotary Kiln

Rotary kilns (also known as rotary calciners) are used to heat solids to a predetermined temperature in order to create a chemical and/or physical reaction. The two basic types of rotary kilns – direct fired and indirect fired (calciners) – can be found supporting processes in Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Drive Shaft Alignment

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Laser Alignment for Ddrive Assembly

This week’s photo, taken in the FEECO Fabrication facility, shows a FEECO employee using a laser shaft alignment tool to properly align the coupling on the shafts of a drive assembly. The coupling joins the shafts between the drive motor and reducer. The shafts are Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: High Quality Rotary Drums Made in America

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

High qualtiy Rotary Drums made in America

This week’s Photo of the Week shows FEECO founder, Jim Madigan (right), and son, FEECO President, Dan Madigan, posing next a rotary drum awaiting shipment. The rotary drum, ready to ship across the United States, was affixed with a banner showcasing that the drum was Continue reading →

 

Reclaiming Precious Metals From The Components Of A Circuit Board

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

In recent years, people have become more aware about the importance to recycle electronics instead of throwing them in the trash. In addition to the environmental benefits of preventing toxic materials from contaminating soil and water, there are also precious metals in these products that Continue reading →

 

Service Spotlight: Tire Grinding

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Tire Wear (Tire Grinding Service)

Tires and Trunnion Wheels are the support base for your rotary drum, whether it’s a kiln, dryer, or agglomerator. Problems starting with tires and trunnion wheels can quickly propagate throughout the rest of the drum, causing premature equipment failure. Because of this, it is extremely Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drums Since 1951

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drums Since 1951 ~ James Madigan (left) and son Dan Madigan

FEECO’s reputation in the thermal processing equipment and solutions industry is one of superior service, quality craftsmanship, and state of the art technology. And while all of these are great qualities to practice, none of them alone are enough to stand out from the crowd. Continue reading →

 

Flexibility in Fuel Types

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO International

The fuel source for operating a rotary dryer or rotary kiln can vary based on location, availability, and cost. But as a leader in thermal processing technology, FEECO can cater to a wide variety of fuel types, making sure our customers can get exactly what Continue reading →