Photo of the Week: Granulation System

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

NPK Granulation System

Our photo this week shows an NPK fertilizer granulation plant. The photo was taken around the early 1960s and showcases a rotary dryer (the larger drum on the bottom), and a granulation drum (the smaller one above the dryer). Now a typical NPK granulation process, Continue reading →

 

Choosing an Industrial Mixer: Pin Mixers vs. Paddle Mixers

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pin Mixer or Paddle Mixer

When considering the use of an industrial mixer, be it for pre-conditioning prior to a disc pelletizer, or as a stand-alone agglomeration unit, it is often common to run into the question of which mixer will serve the process and material best: a pin mixer, Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kilns in Expanded Clay Aggregate Production

This article was co-authored by:

Walter Hawkins
Process Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Expanded clay aggregates, also called exclay, or lightweight expanded clay aggregates (LECA), are a beneficial material in a growing number of industries – most notably construction and horticulture, with water treatment and filtration applications likely next in line. The unique structure and physical properties of Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on Three Frac Sand Dryers

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Frac-Sand-Dryers-Project-Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on three frac sand dryers used in an in-basin sand plant. The in-basin frac sand trend has been sweeping the industry. This project profile highlights an in-basin project FEECO worked with to provide three custom rotary dryers Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Variables to Consider when Operating a Pan Pelletizer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Disc Pelletizer in Operation

Pan pelletizer operation is oftentimes considered an art because of the many mechanical and process variables that must be properly combined to achieve the desired pellet characteristics. A trained operator is necessary to create the most efficient pelletization process, and the most ideal end-product. The Continue reading →

 

Choosing an Industrial Cooler: Rotary Coolers vs. Fluid Bed Coolers

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Coolers

From foods to minerals, a variety of industries use industrial coolers to cool bulk solids for subsequent handling, storage, or transportation. When selecting industrial cooling equipment, the choice often comes down to a rotary cooler or a fluid bed cooler.   In general, rotary coolers Continue reading →

 

Factors that Influence the Viability of a Granulation Process

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Be it for a fertilizer or soil amendment product, the granulation process (and the many configurations thereof) requires a delicate balance of variables in order to economically produce a product that meets the desired qualities. Depending on the feedstock, the end product, and the process Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Metals and Minerals Processing

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Metals-and-Minerals-Processing-Infographic

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on metals and minerals processing. Metals continue to gain a greater importance in meeting the needs of the modern world. This infographic covers common pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical approaches to transforming metal ores into a refined product. Click the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Bucket Elevator

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Bucket Elevator

Today’s photo highlights a 3D bucket elevator. FEECO offers both continuous and centrifugal bucket elevators, all designed and manufactured to meet the needs of the unique material to be transported. Continuous bucket elevators are predominantly used when gentle material transportation is required, such as with fragile Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Drums for Processing Gold Ore

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Drum

As gold continues to be one of the most widely used precious metals, more and more companies are expanding their reach in the gold mining and processing industry. And as with any finite resource in a world of growing demand, reclaiming as much of this Continue reading →