All Blog Posts about ‘Thermal Processing’

Best Practices in Rotary Dryer Design

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary dryers offer a highly flexible solution to drying bulk solids ranging from specialty chemicals to minerals and ores. But with all this flexibility and opportunity for customization often comes confusion on what configuration will provide the most efficient solution for the job at hand.  Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Importance of Testing in a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Batch Kiln Testing

There are several reasons why it is desirable, even necessary, to conduct testing with a rotary kiln. The list below highlights the importance of such test work. To size and design a commercial size rotary kiln. Gathering data on the material and process set-up during Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers Rise Above Fluid Beds as the Preferred Choice for Frac Sand Drying: Here’s Why

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Dryers (Driers): Rotary vs. Fluid Bed

The frac sand industry relies on industrial drying systems to reduce the moisture content of washed sand for use in the hydraulic fracturing process. Historically, both sand dryer types have been widely accepted throughout the industry, but that looks to be changing; listed here are 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 →

 

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Kiln Refractory

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Refractory

This week’s photo from the FEECO Fabrication Center shows refractory being poured into place for a rotary kiln door. Refractory serves the purpose of insulating and protecting the shell of the drum from the high temperatures within. The type of refractory shown here is poured 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 →

 

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 →

 


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