All Blog Posts about ‘Process Design and Optimization’

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 →

 

Using Agglomeration to Improve the Flowability of Bulk Solids

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Improving Flowability through Agglomeration

The flow properties of a bulk solid can have a significant impact on process efficiency and the success of the end product. And while bins, hoppers, and the like are often designed to minimize such issues, agglomeration can be a valuable tool in improving the Continue reading →

 

Drying Feasibility Testing

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Flights inside of a rotary dryer (drier)

Feasibility testing for drum drying processes offers valuable information when designing an industrial drying system. Feasibility testing offers the opportunity to confirm the viability of your intended process, as well as to work out process variables and other unknown data points, helping to define a Continue reading →

 

Choosing A Binder in the Agglomeration Process

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Binder Selection

Choosing the right binder for a given project is one of the most important aspects of the agglomeration process. Process engineers in FEECO’s state-of-the-art testing facility, the Innovation Center, have a vast material knowledge base and are highly experienced in binder selection and agglomeration process Continue reading →

 

Process Development Stages Explained

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phases of Process Development

Whether an industrial process is new or well established, the path from concept to production is often complex and unclear. Spanning over a time frame of months and even years, adequately moving through the various stages of process development is the foundation of a successful Continue reading →

 

Eight Questions That can be Answered Through Agglomeration Testing

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Eight Questions that can be Answered Through Agglomeration Testing, Testing on a Disc Pelletizer (Disc Pelletiser, Pan Granulator)

Agglomeration is a particle size enlargement technique used to solve a wide array of material problems and improve product performance through controlling particle characteristics. Offering a number of benefits, agglomeration is used in a myriad of ways throughout nearly every industry working with bulk solids.  Continue reading →

 

The Benefits of Adding A Pin Mixer to a Limestone Disc Pelletizing System

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Benefits of Adding a Pin Mixer to a Limestone Pelletizing Process

A pin mixer can be an incredibly valuable tool in a limestone pelletizing system, offering several benefits to both the process and the product. Made up of Calcium Carbonate and typically crushed prior to use, limestone intended for use as a soil amendment is processed Continue reading →

 

Improving Feedstock Uniformity to Optimize Bulk Solids Processing

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Improving Feedstock Uniformity to Optimize Bulk Solids Processing

Feedstock inconsistency is a major cause of issues bulk solids processing operations. As such, ensuring a consistent feedstock is often the first step to mitigating potential problems, streamlining production, and improving end product quality.  A wide variety of complications may result from an inconsistent feedstock, Continue reading →

 

Maximizing Rotary Dryer Performance with Process Audits

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer (Drier) Process Audits

The performance of a rotary dryer is vital to maximizing process efficiency and capacity in any industrial process setting. While a well-designed dryer will yield few problems of its own, various factors can cause the performance of the overall drying operation to degrade. Process audits Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Process Optimization

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln System Optimization, Rotary Kiln Process Audit

Rotary kilns have become an integral processing device throughout many industries. Capable of facilitating chemical reactions and phase changes, they are applied to a diverse range of applications, from metal recovery, to specialty chemical production, and carbon activation, to name a few. In fact, the Continue reading →

 


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