FEECO has Unique Advantage

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO International

Feeco has been in business for over 60 years, supplying engineering and equipment to thousands of companies all over the world, and is continuing to grow. But what allows a company, started by one man in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to stay in business for so Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Flight Design

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Flights in a Rotary Dryer

Rotary dryers have been a part of the thermal processing industry for over a century, and have earned their reputation as the industrial drying workhorse. These robust industrial drying systems have become a staple in just about every industry requiring bulk solids to be dried, Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Retention Time

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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 →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Atmosphere

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Atmosphere

In addition to the many material characteristics that must be considered during the sizing and design stages of engineering a custom rotary dryer, there are also a few surrounding factors to consider as well. Atmosphere Considerations: Humidity Humid air is already moisture-laden, meaning that some, Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Material Part 5 – Material Limitations

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design 101 - Material Limitations

Rotary dryers are used across nearly every industry that requires the drying of bulk solids, be it for producing a product for consumer use, serving as an intermediary step in a larger process, or producing an industrial product that will maintain its integrity throughout its Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Material Part 4 – Heat Transfer

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Counter Current Rotary Dryer Design

Several material characteristics must be included in the design of a rotary dryer that operates efficiently and reliably. In addition to a material’s specific heat, its heat transfer properties must also be taken into account during the dryer sizing and design process. Material Specifications: Heat Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Material Part 3 – Specific Heat

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Specific Heat

Rotary dryers are the backbone of many industrial processes, ensuring bulk solids are properly and efficiently dried to produce a product ready for market or subsequent processing. The design and sizing of a rotary dryer is engineered around the characteristics of the material to be Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Material Part 2 – Bulk Density

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design Series - Defining Your Material Part 2: Bulk Density

Rotary dryers are an essential tool throughout a variety of industries, expertly drying bulk solids to meet the requirements of an intended application. Rotary dryers perform best when they are engineered around the specifications of the project at hand – a process that starts by Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Materials Part 1 – Percent Moisture

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Lab Testing

Rotary dryers are used prolifically throughout industrial processing endeavors to dry bulk solids. These industrial drying systems are often custom designed around the unique requirements of the project at hand in order to achieve the best results. All materials will behave differently in a rotary Continue reading →

 

Coming Soon: Rotary Dryer Design 101: A Series on What Goes into Designing the Right Rotary Dryer for the Job.

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design

Next week, FEECO will be releasing part one of a series covering the basics of designing a rotary dryer custom to a material. The eight part series will not only cover defining the material to be dried in terms of percent moisture, bulk density, specific Continue reading →