All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Kilns’

Photo of the Week: 3D Rotary Kiln Dam

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

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

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 →

 

Co-Current Vs. Counter Current: Kiln Air Flow

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Many factors are taken into consideration when designing a rotary kiln. Each affects the ability to produce a desired chemical reaction/phase change in an efficient manner. Characteristics such as bulk density, specific heat, and flowability, among others, all interact to influence how the material will 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 →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on Thermal Testing with Rotary Kilns

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on thermal testing with rotary kilns. Rotary kilns are an integral piece of equipment in many industrial processes, with new applications developing all the time. Thermal Testing with Rotary Kilns takes a look at the many reasons for Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Producing Activated Carbon and Other Products from Biomass

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on producing activated carbon and other products from biomass. Producing materials such as biochar, activated carbon, and biocoal from biomass sources continues to be a growing trend. This infographic gives an overview on all of the products that Continue reading →

 

Kiln Feasibility Testing

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Feasibility testing is an integral part in the development of many industrial processes, but it is perhaps especially critical in the thermal processing industry when working with rotary kilns. Rotary kilns use extremely high temperatures in order to cause chemical reactions or phase changes in Continue reading →

 

Direct- VS. Indirect-Fired Rotary Kilns & Dryers: A Beginners Guide to Pyro-Processing

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

For over a century, rotary equipment has been widely accepted as a preferred means for the pyro-processing of bulk solids, offering distinct advantages over stationary processing equipment. As a cylinder rotates, tumbling, sliding, lifting or showering continuously agitates the material within. These actions ensure that Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Kiln Inspection

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

In this week’s photo, a FEECO Aftermarket Engineer is checking for cracks in the refractory of a rotary kiln. Cracks periodically arise within the kiln’s refractory because certain areas are exposed to more direct heat. The area closest to the combustion chamber is the hottest, Continue reading →

 

Red Mud: The Next Tool in Water Treatment?

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

As the global population expands and water quality issues continue to make headlines, never has it been more important to conserve water resources to our fullest ability, and to ensure that the water available to us is clean and contaminant-free. Simultaneously, researchers and scientists everywhere Continue reading →