This Week’s Featured Articles: Troubleshooting Conveyor Belt Issues, Pelletizing Iron Ore, and Potash Fertilizer Production

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Iron Ore Balling Drum

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Using Rubber Conveyor Belts as a Troubleshooting Guide Using Rubber Conveyor Belts as a Troubleshooting Guide takes a look at how operators Continue reading →

 

Common Trunnion Roller Issues (and What to Look Out For)

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Common Trunnion Roller Issues

Trunnion rollers, or trunnion wheels, are a crucial component in the foundation of any rotary drum, providing support to the unit and helping to facilitate smooth rotation.  Ensuring trunnion rollers are properly maintained is essential to avoiding unnecessary downtime and maintenance costs. Knowing where issues Continue reading →

 

White House Supply Chain Review Released

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The White House Released the Critical Minerals Review

The White House has released its strategic review of the nation’s supply chains for critical products and materials.  As a key supplier of bulk solids processing equipment, testing, and parts and service support, FEECO continues to watch the situation closely, helping our customers to respond Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Dissolving Test

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Dissolving Test in the FEECO Lab

Our Photo of the Week this week shows a test that frequently occurs in the FEECO Innovation Center: a dissolving test. During agglomeration testing, it is common to place pellets into beakers of water to see how fast they dissolve. The pellets on the left Continue reading →

 

Challenges in Limestone Processing

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Limestone Pellets

Limestone is a versatile commodity used to create products for agricultural, environmental, and industrial purposes. Cement, paint, soil amendments, and even breakfast cereals all contain this resourceful mineral. Of course, mined limestone is not naturally found in a suitable form for many of these products. Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Soil Amendments & Conditioners, Micro-Pelletizing, and the Calcination of Diatomaceous Earth

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Micro Pellets

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Soil Amendments & Conditioners Vital in Soil Restoration Soil Amendments & Conditioners Vital in Soil Restoration takes a look at the pivotal Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Breeching Assembly

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Breeching

Rotary drum breechings house the inlet and outlet ends of the rotary drum and provide a place for feed and discharge to occur.  What breechings are available?  FEECO offers both inlet and outlet breechings for rotary drums of all types and in various materials of Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers Meet Demand for Drying Copper Concentrates

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryers for Copper Concentrates

Smelting is one of the primary routes to producing copper, and as such, plays an important role in meeting the ever-surging demand for the red metal in the transition to a low-carbon economy. While various smelting technologies exist, they all depend on a dry feedstock Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Rotary Kiln Refractory?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Refractory

Refractory is specific to direct-fired rotary kilns, insulating and protecting the shell of the drum from high internal temperatures. It also functions to maintain heat retention. Many types of refractory exist, with the most common options being brick or castable. Brick is fired in a Continue reading →

 

Sugarcane Offers Significant Opportunities in Sustainability

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Bagasse

Sugarcane is an essential crop for maintaining sugar supply around the world, accounting for the lion’s share of sugar production. According to Sugarcane.org, sugarcane is produced in 100 countries throughout the world, with Brazil being the number one producer. In 2012-2013, Brazil alone produced 38 Continue reading →

 


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