This Week’s Featured Articles: Pelletizing Plant Optimization, the Growing Zinc Fertilizer Market, and Direct vs. Indirect Rotary Kilns

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Disc Pelletizer from a Pelletizing Plant Process Audit

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Pelletizing Plant Optimization: Conducting a Process Audit In Pelletizing Plant Optimization: Conducting a Process Audit, we look at when pelletizing plant managers Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Parts and Components Glossary

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Dryer (Drier)

Rotary dryers are essential to many bulk solids processing and handling operations, reducing the moisture content of both raw materials and finished products. These robust industrial dryers use a tumbling action in combination with a drying air in order to efficiently dry materials. Most often, Continue reading →

 

Bucket Elevator Basics

This article was authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Bucket Elevators

If material needs to be moved vertically, chances are a bucket elevator is the ideal solution for the job. In fact, the versatility and configurability of this equipment make bucket elevators a common bulk material handling system in a number of different industries. Listed below Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do Leaf Seals Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

How do Leaf Seals Work

FEECO’s leaf seals are designed to minimize air leakage into a rotary dryer or rotary kiln. We offer both single and double leaf seals. The single leaf seal consists of a series of overlapping spring steel plates that are mounted to the housing and ride Continue reading →

 

Inside the Innovation Center: A Detailed Look at FEECO’s Testing Capabilities

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

An agglomerated sample from FEECO's lab.

Each agglomeration method in FEECO’s Innovation Center can produce pellets or granules, sometimes both, of different sizes, shapes, solubility, and densities, among other things. Similarly, within each method of agglomeration, manufacturers are often targeting a set of parameters that will ensure their agglomerates perform as Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Gypsum as a Source of Sulfur, Fly Ash Lightweight Aggregates, and the Conversion of Spodumene to Lithium via Calcination

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Power Plant

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Gypsum Pellets Provide Source of Sulfur to Crops In Gypsum Pellets Provide Source of Sulfur to Crops, we look at how gypsum Continue reading →

 

Roofing Granule Plants Rely on Rotary Drum Maintenance to Keep Up With Demand

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Roofing Granule Rotary Drum

With several factors at play, demand for roofing granules has gone through the proverbial roof, and manufacturers are doing everything they can to keep up. This surge in demand, combined with the abrasive nature of roofing granules, has put added strain on roofing granule production Continue reading →

 

Top Coating Drum Problems (and How to Resolve Them)

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Coating Drum

Coating drums have become an increasingly utilized tool in industrial process settings, giving producers the opportunity to coat their granular products for improved handling, performance, and even storage characteristics.  The relative newness of these machines, however, leaves some operators and maintenance personnel struggling to identify Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Refurbished Tire and Trunnion Wheel

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Refurbished Tire (Tyre) and Trunnion Wheel, Tire and Trunnion Wheel Refinished via Tire Grinding

Today’s photo highlights a refurbished tire and trunnion wheel. Rotary drum tires and trunnion wheels can become worn over time, resulting in a variety of unwanted characteristics such as pitting, spalling and timing marks. If the wear is left untreated, the weight of the drum Continue reading →

 

A Detailed Look at Iron Ore Agglomeration

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Iron Ore Agglomeration, Pelletized (Pelletised) Iron Ore

Agglomeration labs are regularly conducted at FEECO International, as our Process Experts test materials for feasibility, optimize current processing methods, and help customers create their ideal product. And while we’ve worked with hundreds of materials over the years, one that we frequently see in the Continue reading →

 


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