All Blog Posts about ‘Agglomeration’

Engineering a Coating Drum for Roofing Granules

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Roofing Granule Coating

Coating plays a pivotal role in producing roofing granules that not only provide the desired aesthetic appearance, but that can also withstand constant exposure to the elements. Uniformly and consistently coating granules to spec, however, can be a challenge.  One of the best ways to Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Granular Fly Ash

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Granular Fly Ash, Pelletized (Pelletised) Fly Ash

This week’s photo shows agglomerated fly ash. Fly ash is a process by-product resulting from fines rising with flue gases during the production of power in coal-fired power plants. Although fly ash has traditionally been landfilled, it has been discovered as a valuable additive in Continue reading →

 

Why Add a Pin Mixer to a Limestone Pelletizing Operation?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Benefits of Adding a Pin Mixer to a Limestone Pelletizing (Pelletising) Operation

Some limestone pelletizing operations use a pin mixer to condition the material prior to processing it on a disc pelletizer. While this step is not required, adding a pin mixer to a limestone pelletization process offers many benefits to the overall agglomeration operation at hand, Continue reading →

 

Pelletizing Aids in Upgrading Low-Grade Nickel Laterites

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Nickel Laterite Pelletizing

As sulfide nickel ore deposits decline in both number and grade, many industry experts see upgrading low-grade laterite ores as an essential step in satiating rising nickel demand in the transition to a low-carbon economy.  A combination of reduction roasting and magnetic separation has emerged Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Gears

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Gear Replacement

This week’s photo shows a rotary drum gear before and after replacement. The gear on the left is exhibiting excessive wear and inadequate lubrication. This is an example of extreme wear, and was caused by tramp material entering the gear mesh. At right, the gear Continue reading →

 

Coating Drums Deliver Improved Nutrient Use Efficiency (NUE)

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Fertilizer Coating Drum

As specialty fertilizer products become increasingly more commonplace, coating has emerged as a preferred way to include beneficial additives and nutrients, reduce caking, and prevent dust, among other objectives.  More recently, it’s also become recognized as an effective way to improve nutrient use efficiency (NUE), Continue reading →

 

Granulation Drum Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Granulation Drum

Granulation drums, also known as agglomeration drums or granulators, are pivotal to a wide array of industrial processes, helping producers working with bulk solids to condition and agglomerate their materials for downstream processing, easier handling, and improved performance.  In selecting agglomeration equipment and evaluating the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Bearing Installation

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Rotary Drum Bearing

This week’s photo comes from the FEECO Fabrication Center, and shows a bearing being mounted onto an adapter with the help of a hydraulic nut. Bearings are part of the support structure for a rotary drum, located on trunnion bases, with the pinion shaft sitting Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between an Agglomeration Drum and a Granulation Drum?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is the Difference Between an Agglomeration Drum and a Granulation Drum?

Agglomeration drums and granulation drums are two of many terms used to describe rotary drum equipment. Granulation drums are typically used in the agricultural industry for fertilizer production. The tumbling motion inside of the drum creates uniform fertilizer granules that are easy to handle and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Bulk Density Test

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Bulk Density Test

This week’s photo shows a bulk density test in action. Here, our process expert is weighing raw material prior to processing in the Innovation Center. The ability to test bulk density ensures the product will meet the needs of its desired application. Bulk density is Continue reading →

 


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