All Blog Posts about ‘Limestone’

Why Add a Pin Mixer to a Limestone Pelletizing Operation?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Benefits of Adding a Pin Mixer to a Limestone Pelletizing (Pelletising) Operation

Some limestone pelletizing operations use a pin mixer to condition the material prior to processing it on a disc pelletizer. While this step is not required, adding a pin mixer to a limestone pelletization process offers many benefits to the overall agglomeration operation at hand, Continue reading →

 

Five Ways Limestone Quarries Can Benefit From Pelletizing

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Limestone Producers can Benefit from Pelletizing

As the world looks to produce more crops on a shrinking amount of arable land, the soil amendment market continues to play a key role in meeting crop production goals. Limestone, an essential agronomic tool in managing soil pH for optimal crop production and nutrient Continue reading →

 

Maintaining your Limestone Pelletizing Operation

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Pelletized (Pelletised) Limestone

An effective maintenance program is indispensable to sustaining an efficient, productive limestone pelletizing operation. While maintenance is often overlooked, it should always be incorporated as part of a facility’s regular operation procedures. Limestone pelletizer plant maintenance ensures equipment reliability, preserves a safe work environment, and Continue reading →

 

Limestone Process Development in the FEECO Innovation Center

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Limestone Process Development

Limestone is a crucial mineral in our everyday lives. With a host of industrial applications, limestone is used in everything from construction, to water treatment, and most of all, as a soil amendment in crop production.  In processing limestone for its many uses, drying and Continue reading →

 

Six Ways Pelletized Limestone Producers Can Benefit from FEECO Process Expertise

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Limestone Pellets

Pelletizing limestone for use as a soil amendment has become an industry standard in recent years for the many benefits it can offer to both the producer and the end user.  Despite its ubiquity, however, variation in limestone sources, combined with its sometimes-challenging behavior can Continue reading →

 

Options in Limestone Handling Equipment

This article was co-authored by:

Dan Baxter
Material Handling Sales Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pelletized (Pelletised) Limestone produced in the FEECO Innovation Center

While most focus is given to the main pieces of equipment in a limestone processing operation, the bulk handling system also plays an important role in assuring that the process runs smoothly from one step to the next. As a heavy-duty, abrasive mineral, limestone requires Continue reading →

 

Challenges in Limestone Processing

This article was authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Limestone Pellets

Limestone is a versatile commodity used to create products for agricultural, environmental, and industrial purposes. Cement, paint, soil amendments, and even breakfast cereals all contain this resourceful mineral. Of course, mined limestone is not naturally found in a suitable form for many of these products. Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Clumped Limestone

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Clumped limestone

This week’s photo shows a sample of clumped limestone. Limestone, like other naturally occurring materials, is susceptible to agglomeration processing challenges, clumping included.  For this reason, testing is often carried out to become familiar with the unique characteristics of that specific limestone source and any Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Limestone Pellets

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Limestone Pellets

This week’s photo shows limestone pellets. Agglomeration is the process of particle size enlargement – collecting material fines in a mass via pressure or non-pressure techniques. Agglomeration offers many benefits, from eliminating dust and preventing segregation, to increasing density and eradicating landfill wastes. Limestone is Continue reading →

 

A Detailed Look at Limestone Drying

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Dried Limestone Pellets

Limestone is a sedimentary rock with many agricultural and industrial purposes. In order to prepare this naturally occurring mineral for use as a filler, fertilizer, or building material, many manufacturers utilize a drying step during limestone processing. Why Dry Limestone? Limestone is dried when subsequent Continue reading →

 


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