All Blog Posts about ‘Disc Pelletizers’

Photo of the Week: Seed Pellets

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Seed Pellets in the Pelletizing (Pelletising) Process

This week’s photo shows seed pellets from a batch disc pelletizer (pan granulator) test in the FEECO Innovation Center. Many pelletization processes first begin by pre-conditioning fine powder with moisture; the material is pre-conditioned in a pin mixer, and then fed onto the disc pelletizer Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Variables to Consider when Operating a Pan Pelletizer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Disc Pelletizer (Pelletiser, Pan Granulator) in Operation

Pan pelletizer operation is oftentimes considered an art because of the many mechanical and process variables that must be properly combined to achieve the desired pellet characteristics. A trained operator is necessary to create the most efficient pelletization process, and the most ideal end-product. The Continue reading →

 

Five Ways Agglomeration Improves Dry Bulk Shipping

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Improves Dry Bulk Shipping

Agglomeration brings an array of benefits to processors working with bulk solids, from a cleaner production environment, to improved product performance, and more. One often-forgotten aspect of managing bulk solids where agglomeration can deliver significant value is in dry bulk shipping.  When producers choose to Continue reading →

 

A Look at the Process of EAF Dust Recycling

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Recycled EAF Dust, Pelletized (Pelletised) EAF Dust, EAF Dust recycling

As society continues to move toward more sustainable waste management methods, an alternative technique for handling EAF dust has been gaining interest: EAF dust recycling via reduction roasting. The Problem with EAF Dust EAF dust is a by-product of the steel production process, and refers Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drum or Pelletizing Disc?

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum or Pelletizing (Pelletising) Disc

When it comes to building a pelletizer plant, producers are often faced with the decision of choosing between a rotary drum agglomerator and a disc pelletizer (pan granulator). Though the choice may seem overwhelming at first, there are many things to take into account that Continue reading →

 

Pelletizing Offers Sugar Beet Producers Opportunity to Reuse Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (Spent Lime)

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Limestone

Precipitated calcium carbonate is a byproduct of the sugar industry, produced during the purification of sugar from beets.  This waste has long presented a management problem for sugar producers. As many are discovering, however, by pelletizing precipitated calcium carbonate, they are able to recover value Continue reading →

 

Material Pretreatment Requirements for Pelletizing

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletizing Pretreatment

Pelletizing is a valuable tool in managing the properties of bulk solids. From flowability to bulk density and so much more, pelletizing gives producers in nearly every industry a way to control the handling and performance characteristics of their bulk solids. And while pelletizing provides 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 →

 

Maintaining your Limestone Pelletizing Operation

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Pelletized (Pelletised) Limestone

An effective maintenance program is indispensable to sustaining an efficient, productive limestone pelletizing operation. While maintenance is often overlooked, it should always be incorporated as part of a facility’s regular operation procedures. Limestone pelletizer plant maintenance ensures equipment reliability, preserves a safe work environment, and Continue reading →

 

Seven Reasons to Train Disc Pelletizer (Pan Granulator) Operators

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Seven Reasons to Train Disc Pelletizer Operators

With a host of benefits, disc pelletizers (also known as pan granulators) are increasingly being used in industries ranging from chemicals to minerals, but they can seem problematic if operators aren’t familiar with the underlying principles of agitation agglomeration and how the disc pelletizer works.  Continue reading →

 


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