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Question of the Week: Why are Rotary Dryers the Equipment of Choice in Frac Sand Drying?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Dryer (Drier)

Generally speaking, rotary dryers are the sand dryer of choice when it comes to frac sand, offering many benefits over other drying options. One reason rotary dryers are chosen over other dryer types is for their ability to accept large throughputs. Rotary dryers are high Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How Can you Keep Your Belt Conveyor Running Smoothly?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Conveyor Maintenance

No matter what equipment you’re working with, your preventative maintenance program should require a routine, thorough inspection of the equipment at hand. The same holds true for belt conveyors. The following belt conveyor components should be regularly inspected to ensure ideal operation, and to extend Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is Particle Size Control Important in Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Particle Size Control through Agglomeration

Agglomeration is the process of particle size enlargement, and is used to collect material fines into a larger, unified particle. Seen throughout an extensive range of industries, agglomeration can transform dusty or difficult to handle materials into a more manageable form. While many factors should Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Advantages of FEECO’s Combustion Chambers?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

3D Combustion Chamber and Rotary Dryer (Drier)

Top-notch combustion chambers are crucial to product quality, and the energy expended to get to the end product. The list below highlights the advantages of using a FEECO combustion chamber:     Lower drying cost: less fuel is consumed because there is a more complete Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How can Agglomeration Benefit the Environment?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

How Can Agglomeration Benefit the Environment

Agglomeration provides various, multi-dimensional benefits to the raw material, the process, end product and so much more. The environment, more specifically, is one area to reap the benefits. Agglomeration can: Potentially eliminate the need to landfill a material. Improve cost-efficient recycling capabilities. Create the possibility Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do Hammer Mills Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

How do Hammer Mills Work

Hammer mills are a type of size reduction equipment, used to break down oversized granular materials. Breaking down oversize material helps to reach ideal particle size distribution for feedstock. FEECO hammer mills use a central rotating shaft, with several ‘hammers’ attached to the pivots on Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How does a Rotary Kiln Work?

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

The interior of a rotary kiln.

Rotary kilns use extremely high temperatures combined with controlled retention times to cause a chemical reaction or phase change in a material. At certain temperatures (different per each material), a material will undergo a chemical reaction or phase change. This is often necessary to bring Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are Common Paddle Mixer Applications?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Common Pugmill Mixer (Pug Mill, Paddle Mixer) Applications

Paddle mixers are relatively flexible devices, able to mix, condition, and agglomerate a diverse range of bulk solid materials. They are also adept at processing both liquid and solid feeds, and can be used as stand-alone pieces of equipment, or prior to processing in a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Variables to Consider when Operating a Pan Pelletizer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Disc Pelletizer (Pelletiser, Pan Granulator) in Operation

Pan pelletizer operation is oftentimes considered an art because of the many mechanical and process variables that must be properly combined to achieve the desired pellet characteristics. A trained operator is necessary to create the most efficient pelletization process, and the most ideal end-product. The Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are Indirect Coolers Used for?

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

What are Indirect Coolers Used For

While indirect coolers are used far less commonly than their direct cooling counterparts, they are often the best solution in a few specialty applications. A direct cooler relies on direct contact between the material and chilled air in order to cool the material, which can Continue reading →

 


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