Choosing a Rotary Dryer: Single Pass vs. Triple Pass

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Single Pass vs Triple Pass Rotary Dryers (Driers)

Rotary dryers are the industrial dryer of choice for everything from minerals and ores to fertilizers and specialty chemicals. One decision buyers are often faced with in selecting a rotary dryer for a given application, particularly when looking to dry high-moisture materials such as compost Continue reading →

 

Spent Catalysts Get New Life Through Thermal Desorption

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Thermal Desorption for Spent Catalysts

Spent catalysts have long been a source of contention for industries employing catalysts, presenting liability risks, waste management costs, and more. But as processors look to reduce operating costs and their environmental footprint, many are opting to regenerate their catalysts through thermal desorption.  The thermal Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Worn Gear Mesh

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Gear Mesh

Today’s photo shows the gear mesh of a gear and pinion drive, the mechanism that causes a rotary drum to rotate. The face of the teeth here are worn, an indication that the gear should be replaced, or they may break off. In most cases, replacement Continue reading →

 

Improving the Fertilizer Coating Process with a Coating Drum

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO Fertilizer (Fertiliser) Coating Drum

With producers and buyers becoming more discerning, the need to produce high-quality granular fertilizer products has never been more important; producing a product exactly to the desired specification has become a necessity in today’s ultra-competitive market, particularly when it comes to specialty fertilizer and soil Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Ammonium Sulfate Pipe Reactor Granulation, Industry-Leading Rotary Dryer Manufacturers, and Limestone Pelletizing

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Benefits of Pipe Reactor Granulation for Ammonium Sulfate Fertilizer Production Benefits of Pipe Reactor Granulation for Ammonium Sulfate Fertilizer Production provides an Continue reading →

 

Bucket Elevator Maintenance Checklist

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Bucket Elevator Maintenance Checklist

Regardless of the material being handled or the configuration type being used, regular maintenance is absolutely essential to bucket elevators. In addition to preventing costly breakdowns, consistent bucket elevator maintenance provides a multitude of benefits such as improved safety and an increase in the life Continue reading →

 

New Study Shows Biochar Can Significantly Reduce Irrigation Requirements

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Biochar Soil Amendment Study

A new study published in the journal GCB-Bioenergy could be a significant finding for the agriculture industry and beyond. In Water Cost Savings from Soil Biochar Amendment: A Spatial Analysis, scientists reveal how adding biochar to sandy soils could substantially reduce irrigation requirements. In addition Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Drive Assembly is Best for your Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Drive Assembly is Best for your Rotary Kiln?

The drive assembly is the component that causes a rotary kiln to rotate. While a variety of drive assembly arrangements are available, the selection of one type over the other is dependent on the drive horsepower and the size of the kiln. FEECO offers the 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 (Agglomerator)

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 →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Pelletizing Plant FAQs, Causes of Tire & Trunnion Wear, and Bucket Elevators for Aggregates

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletizing Plant FAQs

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 FAQs Pelletizing Plant FAQs, looks at the many questions surrounding pelletizing plants, including which equipment will best suit the process, Continue reading →

 


Read more