All Blog Posts about ‘Service & Maintenance’

Maintaining Your Phosphate Processing Operation

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Maintaining your Phosphates Processing Operation

Phosphate processing is a demanding business; equipment is often subject to rigorous processing conditions. As such, maintaining equipment and operational efficiency is critical to avoiding costly downtime and repairs. While not exhaustive, the list below provides an overview of some of the common maintenance considerations Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Combustion Chambers

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Combustion Chamber

Combustion chambers are incorporated into rotary dryers and kilns and serve to house the combustion reaction and direct air flow into the unit. Not all dryers and kilns utilize a combustion chamber; in some cases they are essential, while in others, they are not necessary, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Drum Gears

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Gear Replacement

This week’s photo shows a rotary drum gear before and after replacement. The gear on the left is exhibiting excessive wear and inadequate lubrication. This is an example of extreme wear, and was caused by tramp material entering the gear mesh. At right, the gear Continue reading →

 

Keep These Rotary Drum Parts On Hand to Minimize Downtime

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Spare Parts

Rotary drums are central to many industrial processes, serving to dry, cool, agglomerate, heat, and even coat bulk solids.  While in some cases production can be redirected to another drum, or simply taken offline when a mechanical failure occurs, in most cases, an out-of-commission rotary 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 →

 

Part Spotlight: Flights (Material Lifters)

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Flights

Flights, or material lifters, play an essential role in promoting efficient heat transfer in rotary dryers, coolers, and in some cases, kilns, helping to create the optimal “curtain” of material cascading through the air flow.  What flights are available?  FEECO offers a range of options Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Rotary Drum Knockers

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Rotary Drum Knockers

Knockers are an essential tool in managing buildup in rotary dryers, coolers, and granulation drums, helping to maintain product integrity and process efficiency. What knockers are available? FEECO offers two different types of knockers – pneumatic hammer knockers and ball and tube knockers. Parts and Continue reading →

 

Maintenance Considerations for your Potash Processing Operation

This article was authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Potash Processing

A potash processing facility includes many pieces of equipment that are not only a big financial investment, but also critical to daily operation. In order to protect investments, prevent costly downtime, and extend the life of equipment, regular potash equipment maintenance is a necessity. Potash Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Burners

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Burner

Burners for rotary dryers and kilns provide the heat source needed to process material; without them, thermal processing operations are left at a standstill.  What burners are available?  FEECO can provide burners based on a range of specifications, including for various fuel sources, flame shaping Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Tire Grinding

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Tire (Tyre) and Trunnion Grinding

This week’s photo shows a rotary drum tire being refurbished through tire grinding. Tire grinding is one aspect of rotary drum maintenance that helps to catch problems early on, potentially avoiding costly downtime. All rotary drums, whether heap leaching drums, rotary kilns, or dryers, rest Continue reading →

 


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