A Smart Place to Put Carbon

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Carbon

With the ongoing climate change debate around the world, an emphasis has been put on reducing the level of CO2 in the atmosphere, in order to lessen the Green House effect. The burning of coal, has come under scrutiny lately, as a major contributor to Continue reading →

 

Direct Fired Rotary Kiln vs. Indirect Fired Rotary Kiln: What’s the Difference?

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Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Direct Fired Rotary Kilns vs. Indirect Fired Rotary Kilns

In the thermal processing industry, a rotary kiln is used to process a wide variety of materials, causing a chemical reaction or phase change. Within the rotary kiln industry, there are two major subsets: direct-fired rotary kilns, and indirect-fired rotary kilns. Both kinds of rotary Continue reading →

 

Feeco Breaks into Rotary Kiln Industry

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Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln

For the past sixty years, FEECO International has made a name for itself in the thermal processing industry, supplying equipment and solutions to several industries. As an industry leader, thousands of companies have come to rely on FEECO’s expertise in the design, implementation, and service Continue reading →

 

Advancement in Fertiliser Technology

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

fertiliser crop technology

This past week, a company spent the week running tests in FEECO’s lab. These tests were looking at the potential of improving on an old, but valuable technology: the use of MAP (Mono Ammonium Phosphate) as a fertilizer. Mono Ammonium Phosphate has been an industry Continue reading →

 

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: 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

This article was co-authored by:

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 →