Question of the Week: What is Heat Setting?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Heat Setting

Rotary kilns use heat to cause a physical change or chemical reaction in a particular material, and can be utilized to carry out a variety of processes. One of the more common processes carried out in a rotary kiln is heat setting. This refers to the act of Continue reading →

 

Bucket Style Selection

This article was co-authored by:

Tim Matzke
Material Handling Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Bucket elevator

Has your company recently decided that it’s time for a new bucket elevator? Or maybe it’s time to replace the buckets on your old elevator? The process can seem fairly intimidating at first; buckets don’t come in a “one size fits all” format and there Continue reading →

 

Opportunities in Recycling Lithium-ion Batteries

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Lithium-ion-battery-recycling-opportunities

The lithium-ion battery market has seen explosive growth in recent years, largely in response to the growing electric vehicle market, coupled with the increasing use of consumer electronics and a desire to advance energy storage technology for renewable energy applications. A Grand View Research report Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Rotary Kiln Customization

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary-Kiln-Customization-Slideshare

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on rotary kiln customization. Rotary kilns are incredibly flexible and can be customized to meet a variety of different thermal processing needs. This Slideshare presentation looks at some of the many options used to customize rotary kilns Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Granulation System

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

NPK Granulation System

Our photo this week shows an NPK fertilizer granulation plant. The photo was taken around the early 1960s and showcases a rotary dryer (the larger drum on the bottom), and a granulation drum (the smaller one above the dryer). Now a typical NPK granulation process, Continue reading →

 

Choosing an Industrial Mixer: Pin Mixers vs. Paddle Mixers

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pin Mixer or Paddle Mixer

When considering the use of an industrial mixer, be it for pre-conditioning prior to a disc pelletizer, or as a stand-alone agglomeration unit, it is often common to run into the question of which mixer will serve the process and material best: a pin mixer, Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kilns in Expanded Clay Aggregate Production

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Expanded clay aggregates, also called exclay, or lightweight expanded clay aggregates (LECA), are a beneficial material in a growing number of industries – most notably construction and horticulture, with water treatment and filtration applications likely next in line. The unique structure and physical properties of Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on Three Frac Sand Dryers

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Frac-Sand-Dryers-Project-Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on three frac sand dryers used in an in-basin sand plant. The in-basin frac sand trend has been sweeping the industry. This project profile highlights an in-basin project FEECO worked with to provide three custom rotary dryers Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Variables to Consider when Operating a Pan Pelletizer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Disc Pelletizer in Operation

Pan pelletizer operation is oftentimes considered an art because of the many mechanical and process variables that must be properly combined to achieve the desired pellet characteristics. A trained operator is necessary to create the most efficient pelletization process, and the most ideal end-product. The Continue reading →

 

Choosing an Industrial Cooler: Rotary Coolers vs. Fluid Bed Coolers

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Coolers

From foods to minerals, a variety of industries use industrial coolers to cool bulk solids for subsequent handling, storage, or transportation. When selecting industrial cooling equipment, the choice often comes down to a rotary cooler or a fluid bed cooler.   In general, rotary coolers Continue reading →