All Blog Posts about ‘Photo of the Week’

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Pelletizing Fine Powder

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Pelletizing (Pelletising) a Fine Powder

This week’s photo shows a material before and after it was pelletized. The material, a fine powder, was difficult to handle because it was so dusty. The material fines seen on the left were processed on a pan pelletizer to turn them into dust-free, easy Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Liner

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Drum Liner

Our photo this week shows the interior of a rotary drum with a rubber liner installed. Flexible rubber liners are often used in rotary drums to help prevent buildup caused by material sticking to itself and the sides of the drum. Rubber liners are used Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Worn Gear Mesh

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Gear Mesh

Today’s photo shows the gear mesh of a gear and pinion drive, the mechanism that causes a rotary drum to rotate. The face of the teeth here are worn, an indication that the gear should be replaced, or they may break off. In most cases, replacement Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Girth Gear Run-Out Procedure

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Girth Gear Run-out Procedure

This week’s photo highlights a girth gear run-out procedure in action. A black strap (pictured) is mounted along the gear’s teeth. A dial indicator follows the strap’s path, and measures the tip of the teeth along the strap. This procedure reveals the amount of wear Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: 3D Pipe Reactor

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Pipe Reactor

Today’s photo highlights a 3D pipe reactor. A pipe reactor is an acid-base reaction vessel used in the production of inorganic fertilizers. Phosphoric or sulfuric acid is fed into one side of the pipe, and gaseous or liquid ammonia is sparged into the reaction chamber. This Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Control Screen

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO Lab Control Screen

Today’s photo highlights a control screen from the FEECO Innovation Center. FEECO has partnered with Rockwell Automation to bring our customers the very best in automation control, data collection, and reporting in our testing facility. This advanced technology allows us to select the applicable equipment and Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Direct-Fired Rotary Kilns

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Direct-fired Rotary Kilns

This week’s photo highlights two direct-fired rotary kilns. Rotary kilns are a significant investment in any thermal processing operation. That’s why FEECO’s kilns are always precisely engineered and fabricated to meet the requirements of the specific process and material at hand. A general overview of Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Counter-Current Rotary Dryer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Image Showing Counter-Current Air Flow in a Rotary Dryer (Drier)

This week’s image highlights a counter-current rotary dryer in 3D. In counter-current dryers, material flows in the opposite direction as the drying air. Here, the wettest material comes in contact with the coolest drying air. The counter current design provides increased thermal efficiency for materials Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Granulation Drum with Integrated Pipe Reactor

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Fertilizer (Fertiliser) Granulation Drum with Pipe Reactor

This week’s photo highlights a granulation drum integrated with a pipe reactor. Granulation drums are ideal for high capacity process settings, or when a chemical reaction is required during agglomeration. In those cases, the drum is fitted with a pipe reactor, as seen in this Continue reading →

 


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