All Blog Posts about ‘Thermal Processing’

A Look at Indirect Coolers

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Proppant

Indirect rotary coolers are a special type of industrial cooler used to resolve unique cooling application challenges. Although not as commonly used as a direct rotary cooler, the use of an indirect cooler is still an essential step for managing temperatures of specific materials within 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 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 →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Rotary Dryer Sizing & Design

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Rotary-Dryer-Sizing-and-Design

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on rotary dryer sizing and design. Rotary Dryer Sizing and Design provides an overview on the complex process behind sizing and designing a rotary dryer for a given application. Material properties that affect dryer design are also Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Design: Define the Process

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Design

Rotary kilns are a high-temperature thermal processing device that serve as a vessel to cause a chemical reaction or physical change in a material. As a result, there are many types of processes that rotary kilns, also called calciners, can be used for. The type Continue reading →

 

The Calcination of Kaolin Clay

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Kaolin-Clay-Calcination

Kaolin clay, also known as China clay, is an essential industrial mineral primarily made up of the mineral kaolinite – a hydrous aluminum silicate. Kaolin can be found in applications all around us, from consumer products, to advanced industrial processing. Most notably, kaolin is lauded Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Gains Traction as E-Waste Crisis Looms

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Metal-Recovery-from-E-Waste

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is continuing to capture global attention thanks to a litany of issues associated with the waste, ranging from environmental hazards to humanitarian concerns. As growing amounts of the waste add to fears of a looming crisis, efforts to recover valuable materials Continue reading →

 

Overcoming Challenges with Rotary Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Overcoming Challenges with Rotary Dryers

Rotary drums can be configured to serve as a variety of different pieces of equipment, including a rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, granulator, or even a coating drum. With such diverse employment, these robust systems can be used to accomplish a variety of goals across a Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Systems: Supporting Equipment

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO Rotary Dryer

Rotary dryers are used prolifically throughout bulk solids processing applications – from fertilizers and soil amendments, to minerals, specialty chemicals and more. In fact, new applications in which rotary dryers are being implemented are constantly on the rise. Whatever the application, rotary dryers are often Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Causes Rotary Dryer Misalignment?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Causes of Rotary Dryer Misalignment

Rotary dryer misalignment is oftentimes the result of improper base installation. Misalignment in the base will quickly spread through the rest of the drum, causing wear and damage to other drum components. In addition, misalignment can occur naturally over time as part of normal rotary Continue reading →

 

Principles of Heat Transfer as Applied to Rotary Dryers, Rotary Kilns, and Rotary Coolers

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Heat Transfer - Radiation

Whether you are using a rotary dryer, rotary kiln, or rotary cooler, there is one thing that all these instruments have in common: they all use methods of heat transfer to carry out their jobs. Heat transfer is how heat moves from one source to Continue reading →