Photo of the Week: Binder Spray System

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Disc Pelletizer (Pelletiser) Binder Spray System

This week’s photo highlights a pan pelletizer’s binder spray system. The spray system, or nozzles, are used to disperse binder. Non-pressure agglomeration technologies, such as pelletizing on a pan pelletizer (also known as a pan granulator or disc pelletizer), often requires the assistance of a Continue reading →

 

Utilizing Rotary Dryers as Preheating Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryers as Preheating Drums

Though far less common than the need to dry or thermally treat a bulk solid material, some process settings call for preheating a material in preparation of downstream processing. In achieving this objective and meeting the high tonnages associated with bulk solids processing, rotary dryers Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Characteristics Play a Role in Rotary Dryer Sizing and Design?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer (Drier) Sizing and Design

Rotary dryer sizing and design is based around a material’s unique processing needs, or at least they should be. A custom rotary dryer will produce the most ideal results. The following material characteristics should be considered in sizing and designing a dryer: Moisture content, including Continue reading →

 

Alternatives to Spent Catalyst Disposal

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Alternatives to Spent Catalyst Disposal

Catalysts continue to play a growing role in modern industry, carrying out an array of processes that otherwise might not be possible, promoting more sustainable industries through efficient processing, reducing toxic emissions, and more.  As the use of catalysts grows, so too does the amount Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Agglomeration Test in Process

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomeration (Pelletizing/Pelletising) Test in Process

This week’s photo highlights an agglomeration test in process at the FEECO Innovation Center. Pellets on a disc pelletizer are pictured. The FEECO Innovation Center is equipped for both pressure and non-pressure agglomeration tests on either a single piece of equipment, or in a continuous Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Equipment Basics

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Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Equipment Basics

There are many choices on the market when it comes to agglomeration equipment. Additionally, new uses are being developed all the time, making current equipment options increasingly flexible. Below, we’ve provided a quick overview of some of the most common types of agglomeration equipment. Click Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Should be Inspected in a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Inspection

Rotary kilns, like any other high-performing piece of equipment, need regular inspection and maintenance to ensure ideal operation. The list below highlights the areas of a kiln that should consistently be inspected:   Refractory. Direct heat can cause the kiln’s refractory to become tremendously dry, Continue reading →

 

Phosphate Processing Equipment Overview

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphate Processing Equipment Overview (Rotary Dryer pictured)

The phosphate industry continues to gain attention as of late, as the world begins to approach peak phosphorus. With that, companies will increasingly be looking to improve upon their phosphate products and processing methods. What follows is a basic overview of the phosphate processing equipment Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 24” Pin Mixer

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

24" Pin Mixer

Pin mixers are used for various agglomeration processes including material conditioning, mixing, de-dusting, agglomerating, and micro-pelletizing. They can be used as a stand-alone agglomeration unit, or in combination with a disc pelletizer or agglomeration drum, to produce a pelletized product. Pin mixers use a rotor Continue reading →

 

Options in Customizing Troughed Belt Conveyors

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Dan Baxter
Material Handling Sales Engineer

Options in Customizing Troughed Belt Conveyors

The needs of a bulk solids handling operation can vary significantly and are often incredibly specific from one application to the next. As a result, customization has become a cornerstone of bulk material handling systems, allowing troughed belt conveyors to be expertly applied to any Continue reading →

 


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