Physical Specifications for Granular Fertilizer and Soil Amendment Products

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Physical-Specifications-for-Granular-Fertilizers

Fertilizer and soil amendment products have had a long evolution in terms of quality. At the start of modern agriculture, growers had few options – most of them not ideal. But advanced manufacturing methods, coupled with a greater understanding of nutrient and particle performance, has Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on Animal Feed Granulation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

rotw-project-profile-animal-feed-granulation

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on animal feed granulation. Mono-calcium Phosphate, Di-calcium Phosphate, and De-fluorinated Phosphate are essential in modern agriculture. FEECO is a preferred provider of a variety of equipment and engineering services for the production of these phosphoric animal feeds. Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How does a Rotary Kiln Work?

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

The interior of a rotary kiln.

Rotary kilns use extremely high temperatures combined with controlled retention times to cause a chemical reaction or phase change in a material. At certain temperatures (different per each material), a material will undergo a chemical reaction or phase change. This is often necessary to bring Continue reading →

 

Phosphate Processing Equipment Overview

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphate Rotary Dryer

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 equipment commonly used Continue reading →

 

The Role of the Calciner in the Extraction of Lithium from Spodumene

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

direct-fired-rotary-kiln-for-spodumene

In the complex production required to transform spodumene concentrate into lithium compounds such as lithium carbonate or lithium hydroxide, calcination plays a key role in not one, but two parts of the process, making it an essential technique in efforts to exploit this increasingly important Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Tire Grinding Webpage

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

tire-grinding

This week’s highlighted resource is a page on tire grinding. Tire grinding is an essential maintenance practice for rotary drums of all types. Tires and trunnion wheels serve as the support system for the drum; problems originating here have the potential to cause significant damage Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Disc Pelletizer in Production

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Disc Pelletizer

Our photo this week comes from the FEECO fabrication facility, where a large disc pelletizer is under production. Disc pelletizers, commonly referred to as pan pelletizers or pan granulators, are used to turn material fines into easy to handle pellets, and are often chosen for Continue reading →

 

Paddle Mixers: A General Troubleshooting Guide

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Paddle Mixer Troubleshooting

Any industrial piece of equipment is succumb to problems, and unfortunately, paddle mixers are no exception. Be it a broken part, or excessive noise during operation, paddle mixer issues can be incredibly diverse, often spontaneous, and clearly an unwanted nuisance to the operation at hand. Continue reading →

 

A Look at the Process of Pelletizing Iron Ore for Steel Production

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Iron Ore Balling Drum

Iron ore is a critical raw material in modern society; it is the basis of the steel industry, which provides us with everything from infrastructure to appliances. Courtesy of iron ore, steel is all around us. The production of steel from iron ore has increasingly Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on FEECO Bucket Elevators

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bucket-Elevator-Brochure

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on the FEECO Bucket Elevators. FEECO bucket elevators are used throughout a host of industries to provide high-capacity vertical handling of bulk solids from fertilizers to minerals and everything in between. A variety of options and customizations are Continue reading →