All Blog Posts about ‘Thermal Processing’

Rotary Scrubbers Offer Benefits Over Alternatives

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Scrubber

Scrubbing is an integral washing step employed in the beneficiation of many types of ores and minerals, helping to remove contaminants and gangue and ultimately improve recovery of the target material. While a variety of equipment types exist for scrubbing ore, the rotary scrubber offers Continue reading →

 

Upgrading Phosphate Ores with Rotary Kilns

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Upgrading Phosphate Ores with Rotary Kilns, 3D Model of a FEECO Rotary Kiln for Upgrading Phosphate Ores

Phosphate rock is mined all over the world to produce a number of phosphorus products that are essential to plants and animals- namely, fertilizers and animal feeds. Many predict that demand for phosphate, particularly for use as a fertilizer, will only rise, as the world Continue reading →

 

Sand Shortage to Drive Demand for Optimized Sand Dryers & Handling Equipment

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Sand Shortage

Sand has literally built the world around us; the buildings we inhabit, the roads we travel, the windows we look through, and the glass we stare at on our smartphones. Sand is everywhere.  Sand is used so much so, in fact, that its consumption falls Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Feasibility Testing with a Rotary Dryer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Benefits of Rotary Dryer (Drier) Feasibility Testing

Feasibility testing provides unparalleled information when designing a rotary dryer. Testing can help confirm the viability of the intended process, and allows one to work out process variables to help define the recipe for successful drying. The reasons to engage in rotary dryer feasibility testing Continue reading →

 

Rotary Drum Training: Maintaining Proper Float Between Thrust Rollers

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Training

An adequate preventative maintenance plan is a major contributing factor to maximizing the service life of a rotary drum, be it a dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulator.  Despite being a rugged piece of equipment, rotary drums require a careful balance of load on mechanical components Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Cooling Potash?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Benefits of Cooling Potash

Though not always needed, a cooling step in potash processing is often utilized after the drying stage. Cooling the material offers many benefits to the end-product, as well as to the processing operation, such as: Increased efficiency: adding a potash cooler means the agglomerated product Continue reading →

 

A Detailed Look at Limestone Drying

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Dried Limestone Pellets

Limestone is a sedimentary rock with many agricultural and industrial purposes. In order to prepare this naturally occurring mineral for use as a filler, fertilizer, or building material, many manufacturers utilize a drying step during limestone processing. Why Dry Limestone? Limestone is dried when subsequent Continue reading →

 

Aluminum Chip (Swarf) Dryer Critical to Many Secondary Aluminum Operations

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The aluminum industry is experiencing strong demand as several factors, such as increasing use in electric vehicles, the transition to a low-carbon economy, and the growing use of aluminum for beverage packaging, have producers looking for more of the lightweight metal. The scramble for aluminum, Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kiln Pretreatment: Why It’s Important and What Options are Available

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Pretreatment

Rotary kilns are used throughout various industries from mining to chemical production and even waste management. And while they are capable of processing a broad range of materials, one essential aspect of any rotary kiln operation is preparing the material – whatever it may be Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Role does Drying Play in Non-Pressure Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Drying in Non-pressure Agglomeration

Drying plays an important role in the non-pressure agglomeration process, both before and after agglomeration. Pre-Drying Drying is often used as a method of pre-conditioning material before pelletization, to help prepare the material for agglomeration. Since moisture is added during the agglomeration process (in the Continue reading →

 


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