Rotary Kiln Testing in the Innovation Center

This article was co-authored by:

Alex Ebben
Process and Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Feasibility Testing

Rotary kilns use extremely high temperatures in order to cause chemical reactions or phase changes in material. They are frequently used in the production of the materials all around us, particularly when it comes to advanced materials such as catalysts and absorbents, which require precision …

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Photo of the Week: Iron Ore Pellets

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Iron Ore Pellets

This week’s photo shows iron ore pellets. FEECO offers extensive iron ore agglomeration services, including material testing in our renowned Innovation Center, as well as custom processing equipment. Process Testing and Product Development The FEECO Innovation Center provides iron ore agglomeration test work to help …

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Photo of the Week: Sieve Analysis

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pellets on a Sieve

This week’s photo shows pellets on a sieve. Sieves, made up of a circular, metal frame, with a screen-like wire mesh in the bottom, are used to measure particle size distribution. A variety of sieve sizes can be found in the FEECO Innovation Center, each …

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Improving Feedstock Uniformity to Optimize Bulk Solids Processing

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Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Improving Feedstock Uniformity to Optimize Bulk Solids Processing

Feedstock inconsistency is a major cause of issues bulk solids processing operations. As such, ensuring a consistent feedstock is often the first step to mitigating potential problems, streamlining production, and improving end product quality.  A wide variety of complications may result from an inconsistent feedstock, …

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Photo of the Week: Indirect Batch Rotary Kiln

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Indirect Batch Kiln

Today’s photo shows an indirect batch rotary kiln in the FEECO Innovation Center. Indirect kilns heat solids to the point where a desired chemical reaction or phase change takes place. Unlike their direct-fired counterparts, indirect kilns are used when a material cannot come into contact …

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What Questions can Rotary Dryer Testing Answer?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Questions Can be Answered through Rotary Dryer (Drier) Testing

FEECO’s Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art facility equipped to run material tests in a rotary dryer alone, or through testing as part of a continuous process loop such as an agglomeration or granulation process. Dryer test work provides a wealth of valuable information, allowing our …

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Photo of the Week: Agglomeration Test in Process

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomeration (Pelletizing/Pelletising) Test in Process

This week’s photo highlights an agglomeration test in process at the FEECO Innovation Center. Pellets on a disc pelletizer are pictured. The FEECO Innovation Center is equipped for both pressure and non-pressure agglomeration tests on either a single piece of equipment, or in a continuous …

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