All Blog Posts about ‘Granulation Drums’

Floating Tire Assembly Improves Rotary Drum Operation and Longevity

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary drum tires, or riding rings, are one of the primary support components of a rotary drum, resting on trunnion wheels and allowing rotation of the unit on its base.  As technology has advanced, the approach to mounting drum tires has evolved, with each change Continue reading →

 

Key Considerations in Choosing an Agglomeration Equipment Manufacturer

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Choosing an Agglomeration Equipment Manufacturer

When looking to agglomerate material, many options are available. Agglomeration equipment providers often specialize in a particular industry, type of agglomeration equipment, or category of agglomeration solutions.  As the capabilities, offerings, and experience of each vary significantly, finding the right agglomeration equipment provider requires a Continue reading →

 

Testing Crucial in Granulation Drum (Granulator) Design

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Featured-Image-Testing-Crucial-in-Granulation-Drum-Design

Granulation drums are utilized in many industries, processing a wide range of materials into a more usable, more marketable granular form, whether it be for use as a fertilizer, chemical agent, mineral, or otherwise. Since all materials respond differently to granulation, the design of a Continue reading →

 

Key Process Parameters in Granulation Drum Sizing & Design

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Granulation Drum Sizing and Design

Granulation drums, also commonly called granulators or agglomeration drums, are used throughout a variety of industrial settings to process fines into a granular product. They have become the basis of modern fertilizer granulation, and continue to make their way into a growing number of applications.  Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 1950s Granulation Drum

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

1950s Granulation Drum (Granulator)

This week’s photo is a granulation drum, or granulator, from the late 1950s.   Granulation drums are commonly utilized in the fertilizer industry when a chemical reaction is required during agglomeration. In this case, the drum is fitted with a cross-pipe reactor, where liquid ingredients Continue reading →

 

Agglomeration Drums vs Granulation Drums- What’s the Difference?

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Drum Agglomerator vs Rotary Drum Granulator

When looking for versatile manufacturing equipment capable of producing granules, an agglomerator or granulator drum will predictably turn up in your search. Because drum equipment is flexible and capable of processing large throughputs, they are extensively used in many different industries. Unfortunately, the pervasive use Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: When are Rotary Granulators Used?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Coating Drums

Rotary granulators are a flexible processing tool ideal for high capacity applications. Frequently used throughout the fertilizer and mining industries, rotary granulators are commonly employed in the following types of applications: Agglomeration involving chemical reactions where feed component(s) consist of reactive liquids or gases. The Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Granulation System

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

NPK Fertilizer (Fertiliser) Granulation System

Our photo this week shows an NPK fertilizer granulation plant. The photo was taken around the early 1960s and showcases a rotary dryer (the larger drum on the bottom), and a granulation drum (the smaller one above the dryer). Now a typical NPK granulation process, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Granulation?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Granulation

Granulation can be considered the same as pelletization, the method of agglomeration or particle size enlargement, but it often refers specifically to applications within the fertilizer industry. Granulation is generally carried out in a granulation/agglomeration drum, and sometimes includes the addition of a pipe reactor Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: High Quality Rotary Drums Made in America

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

High qualtiy Rotary Drums made in America

This week’s Photo of the Week shows FEECO founder, Jim Madigan (right), and son, FEECO President, Dan Madigan, posing next a rotary drum awaiting shipment. The rotary drum, ready to ship across the United States, was affixed with a banner showcasing that the drum was Continue reading →

 


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