All Blog Posts about ‘Lab’

Improving Feedstock Uniformity to Optimize Bulk Solids Processing

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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Feedstock inconsistency is a major cause of processing and product quality issues when drying or agglomerating bulk solids. As such, ensuring a consistent feedstock is often the first step to mitigating issues, streamlining production, and improving end product quality.  A wide variety of complications may Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Pugmill Post-Processing

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Pug Mill Post Processing

This week’s photo shows a pugmill mixer from the FEECO Innovation Center, where our team of process experts conditioned an iron-based material. Conditioning typically refers to the act of mixing a material; this may be to prepare it for pelletizing, to reduce issues associated with Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Mineral Processing

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Mineral Processing

This week’s photo highlights FEECO’s mineral processing capabilities, showing a sample of agglomerated minerals from our Innovation Center. Pictured left to right are sulfur, dolomite, hematite, and potash. The FEECO Innovation Center is fully equipped for agglomeration and thermal test work, allowing us to process minerals Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on Advanced Particle Analysis

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on advanced particle analysis. The brochure highlights how advanced particle analysis technology is used in the FEECO Innovation Center to improve process transparency, as well as how the technology can be integrated into commercial production facilities. Click here Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on the FEECO Innovation Center

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on the FEECO Innovation Center. The FEECO Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art testing facility where materials of all kinds can be tested at batch and pilot scale for agglomeration feasibility, drying applications, and even high-temperature thermal processing endeavors. Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Brochure on the FEECO Flight/Lifter Simulator

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: FEECO Flight/Lifter Simulator Brochure

This week’s highlighted resource is a brochure on the FEECO flight/lifter simulator. Flights, or lifters, are an integral part of maximizing the heat transfer efficiency in rotary dryers and coolers. Both flight design and pattern are customizable and can have a significant impact on the Continue reading →

 

Innovation Center Upgrades Moisture Analysis Technology

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Real-time Moisture Analysis

In an effort to continuously improve process transparency and provide a seamless process development experience in the Innovation Center, yet another new technology has been added to the FEECO testing facility. The Innovation Center has seen substantial growth and development over the past several years, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Indirect Batch Rotary Kiln

This article was authored by:

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 Continue reading →

 

Rising Interest in Remineralization for Soil Restoration Efforts

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Remineralization

Reports of depleted soils and increasingly nutrient-deficient crops have littered headlines in recent years. Scientists around the world are calling for improved management of soils as the effects of long-term misuse become more evident and the struggle to feed a growing population puts agriculture under Continue reading →

 

From Batch Rotary Kiln Testing to Detailed Kiln Design

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Batch Rotary Kiln Testing to Detailed Kiln Design

For over 60 years, FEECO International has built a reputation as the leader in rotary kiln design and manufacturing. Part of our success is owed to the FEECO Innovation Center, a state-of-the-art testing facility where our team of process experts conduct a variety of thermal Continue reading →