All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Dryers’

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 →

 

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 →

 

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 →

 

Hydraulic Fracturing Advances Increase Recovery While Reducing Environmental Impact

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Hydraulic fracturing advances increase recovery while reducing environmental impact - refracking

The US is well on its way to energy independence as mining unconventional shale resources via hydraulic fracturing has become increasingly advanced, allowing producers to reduce costs and recover more from shale formations. A growing trend has been seeing increased adoption in recent years, “re-revolutionizing” Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Frac Sand Drying

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Frac Sand Drying Infographic

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on frac sand drying. The frac sand industry is booming, with new plants going up all over the Southern US to support in-basin sand needs. Drying is a critical step in preparing frac sand for use as a Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers Rise Above Fluid Beds as the Preferred Choice for Frac Sand Drying: Here’s Why

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Dryers: Rotary vs. Fluid Bed

The frac sand industry relies on industrial drying systems to reduce the moisture content of washed sand for use in the hydraulic fracturing process. Historically, both rotary dryers and fluid bed dryers have been widely accepted throughout the industry, but that looks to be changing; Continue reading →

 

Seal Options for Rotary Dryers, Coolers, Kilns, and Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Seal options for rotary dryers, coolers, kilns, drums

Rotary drums, including dryers, coolers, and kilns, are an integral part of the many industrial processes that shape our world. From fertilizer and chemical production to ore beneficiation and even consumer products, rotary drums provide a reliable, high-capacity setting for accomplishing a number of necessary Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers for Frac Sand

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryers for Frac Sand

Recovering oil prices have again made the extraction of oil and natural gas from shale formations profitable, prompting another surge in activity around recovering hydrocarbons via hydraulic fracturing. This has created a subsequent increase in the need for industrial drying systems, particularly as companies look Continue reading →

 

In-Basin Frac Sand Sweeping the Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

In-basin Frac Sand Trend

The frac sand industry continues to experience rising demand as drillers pump more of the proppant sand down wells than ever before. Where that sand is coming from, however, is changing; hydraulic frackers are looking to localized supplies of frac sand in an effort to Continue reading →