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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Photo of the Week: Crush Strength Tester

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Crush Strength Tester

This week’s photo is a crush strength tester, a piece of equipment commonly used by Lab Engineers in the FEECO Innovation Center. The crush strength tester determines how much weight, in pounds, a pellet can withstand before it breaks. The analysis provides significant value in …

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Photo of the Week: Raw and Pelletized Iron Ore

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Raw and Pelletized (Pelletised) Iron Ore

Today’s photo shows a raw and pelletized iron ore sample. FEECO is nothing short of familiar with iron ore. Our team of Process Experts regularly work with the material in our Innovation Center, developing the most ideal agglomeration method to turn the ore fines into …

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Photo of the Week: Seed Pellets

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Seed Pellets in the Pelletizing (Pelletising) Process

This week’s photo shows seed pellets from a batch disc pelletizer (pan granulator) test in the FEECO Innovation Center. Many pelletization processes first begin by pre-conditioning fine powder with moisture; the material is pre-conditioned in a pin mixer, and then fed onto the disc pelletizer …

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