All Blog Posts about ‘Lab’

Inside the Innovation Center: A Detailed Look at FEECO’s Testing Capabilities

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

An agglomerated sample from FEECO's lab.

Each agglomeration method in FEECO’s Innovation Center can produce pellets or granules, sometimes both, of different sizes, shapes, solubility, and densities, among other things. Similarly, within each method of agglomeration, manufacturers are often targeting a set of parameters that will ensure their agglomerates perform as Continue reading →

 

A Detailed Look at Iron Ore Agglomeration

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Iron Ore Agglomeration, Pelletized (Pelletised) Iron Ore

Agglomeration labs are regularly conducted at FEECO International, as our Process Experts test materials for feasibility, optimize current processing methods, and help customers create their ideal product. And while we’ve worked with hundreds of materials over the years, one that we frequently see in the Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why Measure Material Characteristics During Agglomeration Process and Product Development?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Why Measure Material Characteristics During Agglomeration Process and Product Development

Measuring specific material characteristics throughout process and product development is crucial because materials can be incredibly diverse; even the same material, though from a different deposit, may present varying characteristics. Because of these nuances, materials should be tested prior to, during and after agglomeration to help Continue reading →

 

FEECO Delivers Engineered Process Design Solutions

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Feeco Delivers An Engineered Product

While many companies provide industrial equipment, FEECO is unique in that we not only offer equipment, but we can also provide complete solutions for those looking to develop a new process, improve an existing one, or solve a problem through material processing. In our state-of-the-art Continue reading →

 

New Sources of Limestone in Agriculture Drive Need for Pelletizing Process Development

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The ongoing pursuit of a more sustainable, circular economy is bringing about a rise in the number of potential alternative materials producers are looking to convert into limestone soil amendments (among other things).  Industrial wastes and process byproducts are increasingly being explored for use in Continue reading →

 

Enhanced Rotary Dryer Lifter Design Using a Lifter Simulator

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Flight/Lifter Simulator

Industrial drying may seem like a straightforward process, but in reality, many factors must be considered to create the most effective drying solution that maximizes heat transfer efficiency. The material to be processed, lifter design and pattern should all be taken into account when designing Continue reading →

 

Rising Demand & Changing Trends in Roofing Granule Production Require Testing

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Roofing Granule Production

Growing disposable income, rising urbanization, and an increase in construction and renovation activities are pushing demand for asphalt shingles and the associated roofing granules used to protect them.  Globally, the roofing granule industry is expected to see a CAGR of 3.0% from 2020 to 2027, Continue reading →

 

Clay Testing

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Clay Agglomerate Samples Produced in the FEECO Innovation Center

Clay is arguably one of the most important industrial minerals on Earth. This diverse, naturally occurring material created through the breakdown of rock is used in an endless number of applications throughout a host of industries. In 2016, the US Geological Survey estimated that 25.7 Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Dry Crush Strength Test- Before and After

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Dry Pellet Crush Strength After Agglomeration in the FEECO Innovation Center

This week’s photo highlights a dry crush strength test from the FEECO Innovation Center. Crush strength tests measure the strength of a pellet, or how much pressure it takes to completely crush the pellet. The tests are performed on a single pellet, using metal plates Continue reading →

 

What Questions can be Answered through Agglomeration Testing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Testing

Agglomeration testing is an important component to developing new processes and products, and/or enhancing current ones. The tests can provide answers to the following questions: Will my material agglomerate? Can agglomeration solve my material problem? Which method of agglomeration is ideal for my material? What Continue reading →

 


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