All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Dryers’

Question of the Week: Why Choose a Rotary Dryer for your Industrial Drying Needs?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Although a multitude of industrial drying technologies are on the market, rotary dryers have persevered throughout the decades as the favored choice of equipment in many settings. The following describes the many reasons in which the rotary dryer is often preferred. Customization. Rotary dryers can Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Top Applications for Rotary Dryers?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Due to their flexibility in processing virtually any bulk solid material, rotary dryers have made their way into an abundance of industries around the globe. The following is a brief overview of some of the most common industries FEECO’s rotary dryers are employed. Agriculture Selected Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Combustion Chamber

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Today’s photo is a 3D combustion chamber. Combustion chambers are used to keep material from coming into direct contact with the burner flame in either a rotary dryer or kiln. The combustion chamber houses the combustion reaction, and directs the airflow into the drum. The Continue reading →

 

Evolution of the Frac Sand Dryer

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Favorable market conditions have again brought rise to a boom centered around the quartz sand used in the hydraulic fracturing process; rig counts are up and the amount of sand employed per well is the highest it’s ever been, with one industry expert anticipating 2018 Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Rotary Dryer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Our photo this week is a frac sand rotary dryer. The 8’-6” x 50’ long dryer utilizes co-current airflow to reduce the moisture content of mined sand. The rotary dryer contains an additional 5’ shell length to incorporate flame cut openings to support an externally mounted Continue reading →

 

Bulk Solids Drying & Cooling: When to Choose Rotary

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The field of bulk solids is incredibly diverse, encompassing industries ranging from food and pharmaceuticals to fertilizers and process by-products. Processing bulk solids into a ready feedstock or end product can involve an array of process techniques, from crushing and mixing to high temperature techniques Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Components does a Rotary Dryer Consist of?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

While rotary dryers should be customized to yield optimal processing conditions around the material and drying needs at hand, the basis of a rotary dryer is often somewhat standard. The following is an overview of some of the standard components of a rotary dryer, as 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 →