All Blog Posts about ‘Thermal Processing’

Photo of the Week: Granulation System

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

NPK Granulation System

Our photo this week shows an NPK fertilizer granulation plant. The photo was taken around the early 1960s and showcases a rotary dryer (the larger drum on the bottom), and a granulation drum (the smaller one above the dryer). Now a typical NPK granulation process, Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kilns in Expanded Clay Aggregate Production

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Expanded clay aggregates, also called exclay, or lightweight expanded clay aggregates (LECA), are a beneficial material in a growing number of industries – most notably construction and horticulture, with water treatment and filtration applications likely next in line. The unique structure and physical properties of Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on Three Frac Sand Dryers

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Frac-Sand-Dryers-Project-Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on three frac sand dryers used in an in-basin sand plant. The in-basin frac sand trend has been sweeping the industry. This project profile highlights an in-basin project FEECO worked with to provide three custom rotary dryers Continue reading →

 

Choosing an Industrial Cooler: Rotary Coolers vs. Fluid Bed Coolers

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Coolers

From foods to minerals, a variety of industries use industrial coolers to cool bulk solids for subsequent handling, storage, or transportation. When selecting industrial cooling equipment, the choice often comes down to a rotary cooler or a fluid bed cooler.   In general, rotary coolers Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Causes Refractory Failure in a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Causes Refractory Failure in a Rotary Kiln

Cycling and chemical incompatibility are the two main causes of refractory failure in a rotary kiln. Cycling Cycling is the heating up and cooling down of a rotary kiln, and it is the largest source of refractory failure. Refractory expands with the kiln as it Continue reading →

 

Bulk Solids Drying & Cooling: When to Choose Rotary

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bulk Solids Drying and Cooling: When to Choose Rotary

The field of bulk solids is incredibly diverse, encompassing industries ranging from food and pharmaceuticals to fertilizers and process by-products. Processing bulk solids into a ready feedstock or end product can involve an array of process techniques, from crushing and mixing to high temperature techniques Continue reading →

 

Everything You Need to Know on Rotary Kiln Refractory

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Refractory

Refractory, or the lining utilized on the interior of rotary kilns, is a critical component in ensuring process efficiency and prolonging the life of a rotary kiln. Here, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about refractory, including how it works, the different types, and Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers: Essential in the Fertilizer Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

rotary-dryers-in-the-fertilizer-industry

Rotary dryers have a long history in many industries, but perhaps most notably, in the fertilizer industry, where they are an essential component in processing minerals for fertilizers at mine sites, and for producing many of the fertilizer products on the market today. Rotary Dryers Continue reading →

 

What Makes an Industry Leading Rotary Dryer Manufacturer?

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer

Rotary dryers are an essential component in a variety of industrial process settings. As the backbone of many industrial processes, efficiency, reliability, and longevity are key to a successful operation. For these reasons, when looking to purchase a rotary dryer, it is of the utmost Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on a Rotary Kiln Resource Recovery System

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on a Rotary Kiln Resource Recovery System

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a rotary kiln resource recovery system. The recovery and reuse of metals is becoming ever-more critical to meeting the demands of the growing global population. This project profile highlights a rotary kiln FEECO designed to recover Continue reading →