All Blog Posts about ‘seals’

Knowing When it’s Time to Replace your Rotary Dryer or Kiln Seal

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Knowing When its Time to Replace Your Rotary Drum Seal, Leaf Seal

When working with a rotary dryer or kiln, the sealing mechanism is a critical component in the overall performance of the unit.  Sealing mechanisms create a seal between the rotating drum and the stationary housing, preventing air or process gas from leaking into the system.   Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Warped Leaf Seal

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Warped Leaf Seal

This week’s photo shows a warped leaf seal. Extreme heat during a kiln’s operation caused the seal to curl away from the drum, and cool into this deformed shape. It was later replaced by a FEECO Customer Service Engineer. Leaf seals minimize air leakage into Continue reading →

 

Seal Options for Rotary Dryers, Coolers, Kilns, and Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Seal options for rotary dryers (driers), coolers, kilns, drums

Rotary drums, including dryers, coolers, and kilns, are an integral part of the many industrial processes that shape our world. From fertilizer and chemical production to ore beneficiation and even consumer products, rotary drums provide a reliable, high-capacity setting for accomplishing a number of necessary Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do Leaf Seals Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

How do Leaf Seals Work

FEECO’s leaf seals are designed to minimize air leakage into a rotary dryer or rotary kiln. We offer both single and double leaf seals. The single leaf seal consists of a series of overlapping spring steel plates that are mounted to the housing and ride Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Design: Seals

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Design (FEECO Lab Batch Rotary Kiln)

Holding the appropriate temperature within a rotary kiln is what allows the desired chemical reaction to occur. Sustaining that temperature, however, can be difficult if the right seal is not chosen. Almost all rotary kilns run at a negative pressure, meaning gas doesn’t leak out, Continue reading →

 


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