Upgrading Phosphate Ores with Rotary Kilns

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Upgrading Phosphate Ores with Rotary Kilns

Phosphate rock is mined all over the world to produce a number of phosphorus products that are essential to plants and animals- namely, fertilizers and animal feeds. Many predict that demand for phosphate, particularly for use as a fertilizer, will only rise, as the world Continue reading →

 

Considerations in Replacing a Bucket Elevator

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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When it comes to vertically conveying bulk solids, the bucket elevator is unmatched in its capabilities. This diverse, high-capacity machine has become an essential tool at plants handling everything from fertilizers and minerals, to specialty chemicals and aggregates. The criticality of the bucket elevator is Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on Thermal Testing with Rotary Kilns

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Rotary Kiln Testing Slideshare Presentation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on thermal testing with rotary kilns. Rotary kilns are an integral piece of equipment in many industrial processes, with new applications developing all the time. Thermal Testing with Rotary Kilns takes a look at the many reasons for Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Hammer Mill

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Hammer Mill

This week’s photo is a hammer mill in 3D. The FEECO hammer mill is designed to reduce dry and semi-moist materials, specifically granulated or pelletized materials, to the product range of minus 4 mesh to plus 20 mesh. Commonly processed materials include aggregates, minerals, ores, Continue reading →

 

A Look at the Process of Recycling EAF Dust

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Recycled EAF Dust

The Problem with EAF Dust EAF dust is a by-product of the steel production process, and refers to the dust collected during the melting of steel in an electric arc furnace. In 2006 alone, it was estimated that global production of EAF dust reached a Continue reading →

 

Causes of Tire & Trunnion Wear

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Causes-of-Tire-and-Trunnion-Wear

Tires, or riding rings, and trunnion wheels (rollers) are the support base on which a rotary drum is mounted. As the primary point of contact and rotational movement, wear on tires or trunnions is an early indicator of an underlying issue, making identifying wear a Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Profile on Pin Mixers for Coal Dust

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Pin-Mixers-for-Coal-Dust-Suppression

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile pin mixers for coal dust suppression. Pin mixers are the preferred device for coal dust suppression via agglomeration. Having supplied over 90 pin mixers for this purpose, the profile highlights FEECO’s expertise in coal pin mixers.  Click Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: With what Material can Rotary Dryer Shells be Constructed?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Shell Materials

Rotary dryer shells can be constructed from a variety of materials, including: Carbon steel Stainless steel Hastelloy Inconel And other alloys Dryer shells can also be tailored in many ways, depending on the material and process requirements of the customer. For example, shell thickness can Continue reading →

 

The Transformation of Bauxite to Aluminum (and the Products in Between)

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

The Transformation of Bauxite to Aluminum and the Products in Between

With applications in everything from energy, infrastructure, and aerospace, to automotive, packaging, and more, aluminum has become a cornerstone of modern society. Aluminum’s widespread use might infer ease of accessibility, but such is not the case; aluminum is not found freely in nature, requiring the Continue reading →

 

Choosing a Bucket Elevator Manufacturer

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Choosing-a-Bucket-Elevator-Manufacturer

Bucket elevators are used throughout a variety of industries to transport bulk solids to varying heights while requiring only a minimal footprint. They have become a necessity at mineral processing facilities, fertilizer plants, recycling operations, and more. One reason they have become so widespread is Continue reading →