Achieving Optimal Wood Chip Handling with Custom Equipment

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Wood-Chip-Handling-System

Whether in packaging production, pulp and paper processing, biomass fuel generation or otherwise, wood-based biomass products are handled in a variety of settings and forms, from bark to shredded wood, and perhaps most often, wood chips. The unique characteristics of wood biomass materials require careful Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on Drying Limestone

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Limestone-Drying-Slideshare-Presentation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on drying limestone. This Slideshare presentation provides an overview on the essential role that rotary dryers play in the limestone industry, from drying limestone ore to soil amendments. Click here to view the Slideshare presentation. Be sure Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Rotary Kilns Commonly Carry Out Which Processes?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Kiln Processes

Rotary kilns, an advanced type of thermal processing equipment, are used to cause a chemical reaction or physical change in a solid material through the use of high temperatures. They are frequently utilized to carry out the following processes: Calcination– the process of heating a material Continue reading →

 

Controlling Particle Size through Agglomeration

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletized Synthetic Gypsum

The ability to control the sizing of bulk solids has become a critical aspect to the success of many processes and products, allowing for more efficient processing, more predictable results, and ultimately a better end product. Agglomeration offers the unique opportunity to fine-tune particle size Continue reading →

 

Why Post-Maintenance Rotary Drum Alignment is Critical

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Why-Post-Maintenance-Alignment-is-Critical-to-Rotary-Drums

As a significant investment and key process device, getting the most out of a rotary drum is a central focus in any production setting. When properly maintained, rotary drums can provide reliable performance for decades. If not properly maintained, however, seemingly-small issues have the potential Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Wood chip Handling Project Profile

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Wood-Chip-Handling-Project-Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a wood chip handling system. FEECO supplied a complete bulk solids handling system comprised of a number of different types of equipment for transporting wood chips around a biomass fuel facility. Click here to view the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Mineral Processing

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Mineral Processing

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s mineral processing capabilities, showing a sample of agglomerated minerals from our Innovation Center. Pictured left to right are sulfur, dolomite, hematite, and potash. The FEECO Innovation Center is fully equipped for agglomeration and thermal test work, allowing us to process minerals Continue reading →

 

6 Facts about Synthetic Gypsum

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Synthetic Gypsum Facts

What is synthetic gypsum? While natural gypsum has been mined and manufactured for centuries, the process of manufacturing synthetic gypsum has only been available for the last few decades. In case you’re not familiar with synthetic gypsum’s characteristics and uses, read on to learn the Continue reading →

 

Bucket Elevators: The Choice for Vertical Aggregate Handling

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bucket-Elevators-for-Aggregates

Vertical handling is a necessity in the aggregate industry, transporting material seamlessly throughout a processing facility despite the various heights at which it must be delivered. Throughout aggregate processing facilities, material is elevated for feeding weigh hoppers, loading rail cars, transporting material to various processing Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Micropelletizing Page

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Micropelletizing

Micropelletizing is an agglomeration technique used for producing granules in the range of 20-60 mesh. It offers all of the benefits of agglomeration and can be used to process a variety of powdered materials into easy-to-handle agglomerates. Click here to go to the micropelletizing page! Continue reading →