All Blog Posts about ‘Fertilizer Granulation’

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 →

 

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

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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 →

 

How FEECO Got its Name

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

How FEECO Got its Name

In 1951, FEECO opened its doors for the very first time, as “Fertilizer Engineering and Equipment Company,” in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Fertilizer Engineering and Equipment Company was founded to provide solutions to the fertilizer industry through producing high-quality, engineered equipment for the production of Continue reading →

 

Strain on Rock Phosphate Resources Tightens as Fertilizer Demand Rises

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphorus continues to be a hot topic in the fertilizer industry, as rising demand for food and decreasing arable land, among other factors, drives demand for the critical crop nutrient. Experts are worried we’ll exhaust our supplies of rock phosphate, the primary material feeding phosphate Continue reading →

 

Hammer Mills: A Reliable Solution for Particle Size Reduction

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

A FEECO Hammer Mill.

Agglomeration processes often rely on the ability to break down oversize material, in order to reach ideal particle size distribution for feedstock, or to put oversize product back into the process as recycle. In order to break down oversize product, size reduction equipment is employed, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Fertilizer Granulation Plant

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Fertilizer (Fertiliser) Granulation Plant

This week’s photo highlights a fertilizer granulation plant. The pilot plant is equipped with granulation, drying, cooling, and coating capabilities. A granulation drum is pictured at the top of the photo, a coating drum is at the bottom left, and a rotary dryer is pictured Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drum Training: Maintaining Proper Float Between Thrust Rollers

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Training

An adequate preventative maintenance plan is a major contributing factor to maximizing the service life of a rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulator.  Despite being a rugged piece of equipment, rotary drums require a careful balance of load on mechanical components Continue reading →

 

Improving the Fertilizer Coating Process with a Coating Drum

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO Fertilizer (Fertiliser) Coating Drum

With producers and buyers becoming more discerning, the need to produce high-quality granular fertilizer products has never been more important; producing a product exactly to the desired specification has become a necessity in today’s ultra-competitive market, particularly when it comes to specialty fertilizer and soil Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Pipe Reactor

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Pipe Reactor

Today’s photo highlights a 3D pipe reactor. A pipe reactor is an acid-base reaction vessel used in the production of inorganic fertilizers. Phosphoric or sulfuric acid is fed into one side of the pipe, and gaseous or liquid ammonia is sparged into the reaction chamber. This Continue reading →

 

Africa on Path Toward Potash Fertilizer Production

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Africa on Path Toward Potash Fertilizer Production

Potash is increasingly being recognized as a limiting factor in crop production, both in quality and yield, making its role in meeting future food security needs critical. As a result, potash fertilizer production has never been more important.  Africa, a region that has historically struggled Continue reading →

 


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