Options in Limestone Handling Equipment

This article was co-authored by:

Dan Baxter
Material Handling Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletized (Pelletised) Limestone produced in the FEECO Innovation Center

While most focus is given to the main pieces of equipment in a limestone processing operation, the bulk handling system also plays an important role in assuring that the process runs smoothly from one step to the next. As a heavy-duty, abrasive mineral, limestone requires Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: The Pelletizing Process, Rotary Drums for Roofing Granules, and Belt Conveyors vs. Screw Conveyors

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Belt Conveyor

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: What is Pelletizing What is Pelletizing provides an overview on the pelletizing (wet granulation) process, including its numerous benefits, commonly pelletized materials, Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Burners

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Burner

Burners for rotary dryers and kilns provide the heat source needed to process material; without them, thermal processing operations are left at a standstill.  What burners are available?  FEECO can provide burners based on a range of specifications, including for various fuel sources, flame shaping Continue reading →

 

Strain on Rock Phosphate Resources Tightens as Fertilizer Demand Rises

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphorus continues to be a hot topic in the fertilizer industry, as rising demand for food and decreasing arable land, among other factors, drives demand for the critical crop nutrient. Experts are worried we’ll exhaust our supplies of rock phosphate, the primary source of all Continue reading →

 

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

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer (Drier) Components

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 →

 

Reflective Roofing Granules: Creating Energy Efficient Options in the Asphalt Shingle Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Reflective Roofing Granules

When purchasing a roofing system, many consumers are choosing innovative roofing options to conserve energy usage in their home, generate long-term financial benefits, or conform to newly instituted building codes. As a result, reflective asphalt shingles are gaining popularity as an alternative roofing solution. Reflective Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Phosphate Processing Challenges, Selecting a Conveyor Drive Assembly, and Uses for Granular Potash

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Conveyor Drive Assemblies

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Challenges in Processing Phosphates Challenges in Processing Phosphates looks at the characteristics of phosphates that can make processing them into animal feed Continue reading →

 

Seven Reasons to Train Disc Pelletizer (Pan Granulator) Operators

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Seven Reasons to Train Disc Pelletizer Operators

With a host of benefits, disc pelletizers (also known as pan granulators) are increasingly being used in industries ranging from chemicals to minerals, but they can seem problematic if operators aren’t familiar with the underlying principles of agitation agglomeration and how the disc pelletizer works.  Continue reading →

 

How to Use a Disc Pelletizer (Pan Granulator)

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The diagram overlayed on this actual running pelletizer (pelletiser) shows how the principles apply to the real-life operation of a pelletizer (pelletiser).

In the world of agitation agglomeration equipment, the disc pelletizer (sometimes also called a pan granulator) is often chosen for its ability to create a refined product. It is widely used to process everything from chemical powders, fly ash, and soil amendments, to minerals and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Tire Grinding

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tire (Tyre) and Trunnion Grinding

This week’s photo shows a rotary drum tire being refurbished through tire grinding. Tire grinding is one aspect of rotary drum maintenance that helps to catch problems early on, potentially avoiding costly downtime. All rotary drums, whether heap leaching drums, rotary kilns, or dryers, rest Continue reading →

 


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