Question of the Week: What is Retention Time?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Retention Time

In regards to rotary dryer use, retention time is the duration of time that a material must remain in the dryer to achieve the desired end-product characteristics. Retention time is an important consideration to the dryer design, and is defined by looking at the specific Continue reading →

 

Rotary Coolers: Convective vs. Indirect Water Deluge

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Cooler

Rotary coolers are often an integral part of a thermal process, cooling material as it exits a rotary kiln or rotary dryer, to a manageable temperature for the next step in the process. There are two main types of rotary coolers: a convective rotary cooler, Continue reading →

 

Maximizing Rotary Dryer Performance with Process Audits

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary-Dryer-Process-Audits

The performance of a rotary dryer is vital to maximizing process efficiency and capacity in any industrial process setting. While a well-designed dryer will yield few problems of its own, various factors can cause the performance of the overall drying operation to degrade. Process audits Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on Conveyor Systems

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Conveyor-Brochure

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on conveyor systems. The brochure highlights FEECO belt conveyors and material handling systems. Capacity and horsepower estimation charts, as well as project profiles, are also included. Click here to view the brochure. To receive weekly articles, new resources, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Iron Ore Pellets

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Iron Ore Pellets

This week’s photo shows iron ore pellets. FEECO offers extensive iron ore agglomeration services, including material testing in our renowned Innovation Center, as well as custom processing equipment. Process Testing and Product Development The FEECO Innovation Center provides iron ore agglomeration test work to help Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Retention Time

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design

Retention time, also called residence time, is the amount of time that the material must be processed in the rotary dryer in order to achieve the desired results. The retention time required for a given application is determined through balancing the necessary process parameters – Continue reading →

 

Pugmill Mixers in Fertilizer Production

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pug-Mills-in-Fertilizer-Production

Pugmill Mixers, also known as paddle mixers, are a type of continuous mixer used throughout many industries to carry out mixing, agglomerating, and conditioning of liquid and solid feed combinations. They have become indispensable in de-dusting fly ash, mixing copper concentrates for smelter production, and Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on Rotary Dryers in the Frac Sand Industry

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Rotary-Dryers-for-Frac-Sand

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on rotary dryers in the frac sand industry. This Slideshare presentation provides an overview on how rotary dryers are used in the frac sand industry, including why rotary dryers are chosen over fluid bed dryers and common Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Materials are Commonly Agglomerated?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Materials are Commonly Agglomerated

The use of agglomeration to solve material problems and improve material characteristics has made its way into numerous industries around the globe, with new applications continually on the rise. A list of industries, and some of the materials commonly agglomerated in them, include: Ag Chemicals Continue reading →

 

Pelletized Lime vs. Ag Lime (and Other Imposters)

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletized Limestone

Lime is an excellent soil amendment for applications looking to correct an unbalanced pH and promote nutrient absorption. However, not all lime products are made the same, and within this group of products there is one form that consistently stands out as an exceptional solution: Continue reading →