All Blog Posts about ‘Briquetters’

Agglomeration Equipment Basics

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Equipment Basics

There are many choices on the market when it comes to agglomeration equipment. Additionally, new uses are being developed all the time, making current equipment options increasingly flexible. Below, we’ve provided a quick overview of some of the most common types of agglomeration equipment. Click Continue reading →

 

Controlling Particle Size through Agglomeration

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletized Synthetic Gypsum

The ability to control the sizing of bulk solids has become a critical aspect to the success of many processes and products, allowing for more efficient processing, more predictable results, and ultimately a better end product. Agglomeration offers the unique opportunity to fine-tune particle size Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Unideal Briquette Sample

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Briquette Sample

Our photo this week is an unideal sample of briquettes. The briquettes are almost all not uniform in shape, many with broken edges. An ideal briquette would be the contrary- cylindrical in shape and smooth around the entire circumference. The purpose of this photo is Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What’s the Difference Between a Compactor and a Briquetter?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Compactors and briquetters both operate under the assumption that some material fines, when put under extreme pressure, will self-adhere. While the overall pressure agglomeration concept is similar between the two, the ways in which compactors and briquetters actually process materials differs slightly. Compactors use two Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is it Rare to See Small Briquettes?

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Briquettes

Briquetting is one viable option when looking to improve product characteristics and handling through agglomeration. Why, then, is it so rare to see small briquettes? Briquetting is reserved for instances where large agglomerates are desired. Small briquettes are much more difficult to produce, because they Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Briquette Samples

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Briquette Samples

This week’s photo shows briquette samples straight from FEECO’s lab. Our technicians used a briquetter to transform these powdery materials into more easily handled products. Briquetters utilize mechanical force to shape fine materials into a larger, denser form. The material is fed into a roll Continue reading →

 

Coal Dust Remediation

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Coal Pellets

Coal, a combustible, sedimentary rock, has been used for centuries as a reliable energy source. Today, coal provides 30% of global energy demand, and in 2013, coal production reached record highs; it’s no secret that coal is the backbone of our energy grid, providing the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Briquettes

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Briquettes

Our photo this week shows a sample of briquettes. Briquettes are dusts, powders or material fines that have been compacted into a dense mass via a briquetter, or briquetting machine. The equipment operates under the supposition that a material, under abundant force, will self-adhere. Briquetting Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Briquetter

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Our photo this week is a briquetter, a machine which transforms particle fines into a larger, more useful shape through compaction. A briquetter uses a roll press to compact material fines and ultimately create briquettes. The machine works when the rolls force the fines into Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Briquetting Lignite Coal (“Brown Coal”)

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

This week’s photo is of a lignite coal (also commonly called “Brown Coal”) briquetting machine for a customer in Europe. Briquetting is a process used to enlarge particles such as dusts and powder. The granules are formed using extreme pressure via a double roll press. Continue reading →