Maintaining your Gypsum Processing Operation

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Gypsum

Keeping up with routine maintenance can be a difficult task. However, following proper maintenance procedures is a must because it is the best way to preserve gypsum processing equipment. Maintaining your gypsum processing operation provides invaluable benefits such as downtime prevention, safer work conditions, and Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Material Characteristics that Influence Granulator Design, Bulk Solids Conditioning, and How Complex Fertilizers Provide More Uniform Nutrient Distribution

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Material Characteristics that Influence Granulation Drum Design

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Material Characteristics That Influence Granulator Design Material Characteristics That Influence Granulator Design takes a look at the material characteristics that can have Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Rotary Drum Seals

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Seals

Rotary drum seals provide a seal between the rotating drum and stationary housing. This contributes significantly to process efficiency by preventing air from leaking into the drum’s processing environment.  What seals are available?  FEECO offers a number of seal options depending on the level of Continue reading →

 

Iron Ore Pellet Production a Bottleneck for Steel Producers

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Iron Ore Pellets

While battery metals have largely stolen the world stage, iron ore and steel aren’t far behind; the steel industry has been on a rollercoaster ride since before the pandemic, and it doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. Pellet producers around the world are struggling Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the role of drying in agglomeration?

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Role of Drying in Agglomeration

Drying plays a crucial role in agglomeration, and can be utilized in both pre- and post-agglomeration processing. Many materials must retain a certain moisture level in order for agglomeration to occur. Thus rotary dryers can be implemented to reduce the feedstock’s moisture prior to agglomeration, Continue reading →

 

The Importance of Material Characteristics in Rotary Dryer Sizing

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer (Drier) Sizing

The process of sizing a rotary dryer is one of precise engineering involving complex calculations and meticulous design. While the process is not well simplified into a few paragraphs, an explanation can be offered as to some of the concepts behind the process of rotary Continue reading →

 

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 →

 


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