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What Questions can be Answered through Agglomeration Testing?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Agglomeration Testing

Agglomeration testing is an important component to developing new processes and products, and/or enhancing current ones. The tests can provide answers to the following questions: Will my material agglomerate? Can agglomeration solve my material problem? Which method of agglomeration is ideal for my material? What Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: When are Coating Drums Used?

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Coating Drums

Coating drums are used throughout a number of industries to carry out particle coating applications. Commonly used after agglomerate processing, coating drums work by tumbling particles in a rotating drum and spraying them with the desired coating material. This may be to improve product handling, Continue reading →

 

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 →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Difference Between an Agglomeration Drum and a Granulation Drum?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is the Difference Between an Agglomeration Drum and a Granulation Drum?

Agglomeration drums and granulation drums are two of many terms used to describe rotary drum equipment. Granulation drums are typically used in the agricultural industry for fertilizer production. The tumbling motion inside of the drum creates uniform fertilizer granules that are easy to handle and Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why Choose a Rotary Dryer for your Industrial Drying Needs?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Why Choose a Rotary Dryer (Drier) for Industrial Drying?

Although a multitude of industrial drying technologies are on the market, rotary dryers have persevered throughout the decades as the favored choice of equipment in many settings. The following describes the many reasons in which the rotary dryer is often preferred. Customization. Rotary dryers can Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Conveyor Add-Ons does FEECO Offer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Conveyor Add-ons, Belt Conveyor Customization

FEECO’s conveyors can be designed with a variety of additional components to meet our customer’s exact specifications. We offer the following standard conveyor add-ons: Belt Trippers. Belt trippers are designed for material discharge control. They re-route the belting to discharge material at any point along Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Components does a Rotary Dryer Consist of?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer (Drier) Components

While rotary dryers should be customized to yield optimal processing conditions around the material and drying needs at hand, the basis of a rotary dryer is often somewhat standard. The following is an overview of some of the standard components of a rotary dryer, as Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Rotary Kiln Refractory?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Refractory

Refractory is specific to direct-fired rotary kilns, insulating and protecting the shell of the drum from high internal temperatures. It also functions to maintain heat retention. Many types of refractory exist, with the most common options being brick or castable. Brick is fired in a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Material Characteristics Influence the Design of a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What material Characteristics Influence Rotary Kiln Design?

Many material characteristics, such as bulk density and specific heat, influence how the material will behave in the rotary kiln, and subsequently, how the kiln must be designed to produce the required results. The following material characteristics all influence the sizing and design of a Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is it Desirable to Coat Agglomerates?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Why Coat Agglomerates

When pelletization, granulation, or other agglomeration methods are employed, an additional and fairly common process is to coat agglomerates, or apply of a thin layer of material to the end product. Coating is done for a number of reasons, including:   To change the agglomerate’s Continue reading →

 


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