Photo of the Week: Ammonium Sulfate Granules

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Ammonium Sulfate Granules

This week’s photo illustrates ammonium sulfate granules. FEECO offers comprehensive process solutions for the production of ammonium sulfate using a pipe reactor, a process which produces a premium, round granule.   How does granulation with a pipe reactor work? The pipe reactor is integrated into 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

Rotary dryers use a tumbling action in combination with a drying air in order to efficiently dry materials. Most often, rotary dryers are of the direct-fired type, meaning that the drying air is in direct contact with the material. Some dryers, however, are of the indirect type, Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Presentation on the Preconditioning Options for Manure

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Preconditioning Organics for Granulation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on the preconditioning options for manure. Many large-scale farming operations are turning to on-farm granulation to maximize their available nutrients and resolve waste handling challenges. Preconditioning is an important part of this process. This Slideshare presentation looks Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Micro-Pelletizing?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Micropelletizing

Micro-pelletizing is the process of agglomerating material fines into small pellets. This differs from traditional pelletizing, in that it produces much smaller pellets, typically around 20-60 mesh. Pin mixers are the equipment of choice when it comes to micro-pelletizing; they can be used as a Continue reading →

 

The Top 4 Paddle Mixer Maintenance Tips

This article was authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Paddle Mixer Maintenance

Even a robust, quality piece of equipment such as a paddle mixer requires maintenance to sustain daily operating procedure. As an added benefit, regular maintenance prevents costly breakdowns, promotes safety, and extends equipment life. To help promote paddle mixer maintenance, outlined below are the best Continue reading →

 

Demand for Frac Sand Prompts Investigation of North Dakota Sand Resources

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

North Dakota Frac Sand

With the United States oil and gas industry experiencing substantial growth, demand for frac sand has continued to rise; the increasing amount of sand employed per well, combined with longer lateral wells, has caused a surge in demand for the quartz sand unlike anything seen Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Profile on a Fertilizer Granulation Plant

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on a Fertilizer Granulation Pilot Plant

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a fertilizer granulation pilot plant. Pilot plants for fertilizer granulation are becoming ever-more popular as the industry looks to develop more customized nutrient products. This project profile highlights a granulation pilot plant FEECO provided to a Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Cooler Under Construction

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Cooler Construction

This week’s photo highlights a nearly completed rotary cooler in FEECO’s Fabrication Facility. FEECO is a one-stop shop when it comes to custom rotary coolers. From conducting thermal feasibility tests in our Innovation Center, engineering and manufacturing coolers around the unique material to be processed, Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drum or Pelletizing Disc?

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum or Pelletizing Disc

When it comes to agglomerating a material, people are often faced with the decision of choosing between a rotary drum agglomerator and a disc pelletizer. Though the choice may seem overwhelming at first, there are many things to take into account that will help you Continue reading →

 

Systems for Granular Fertilizer and Soil Amendment Production

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Granular Fertilizer and Soil Amendment Equipment and Product

Just as there is significant diversity among granular fertilizer and soil amendment products, there are many ways in which these products can be produced. Whether producing a single nutrient product, a multi-nutrient complex fertilizer, organic-based fertilizer, or soil amendment, the process configuration for a given Continue reading →