All Blog Posts about ‘Thermal Processing’

Photo of the Week: Rotary Cooler Under Construction

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Cooler Construction

This week’s photo highlights a nearly completed rotary cooler in FEECO’s Fabrication Facility. FEECO is a one-stop shop when it comes to custom rotary coolers. From conducting thermal feasibility tests in our Innovation Center, engineering and manufacturing coolers around the unique material to be processed, Continue reading →

 

Indirect Drying vs. Direct Drying

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Direct vs. Indirect Rotary Dryers

When it comes to drying bulk solids, rotary dryers are often the industrial drying equipment of choice. Their robust build, reliability, and aptitude for handling variation in feedstock makes them an ideal choice for efficiently drying bulk solids of nearly all types. When referring to Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How do Advancing Flights Function in a Rotary Dryer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Advancing Flights

Advancing flights help move, or advance, the material into the rotary dryer to prevent buildup near the wet feed inlet. In addition, advancing flights allow the material to dry before it moves on to the next set of flights, a process that can help prevent sticking inside Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What’s the Difference Between a Rotary Dryer and a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is the Difference Between a Rotary Dryer and a Rotary Kiln

Rotary dryers and rotary kilns share similar thermal processing functions, but each is intended for very different industrial applications. Rotary dryers operate at inlet temperatures between 600 and 1400ºF, and are predominately used to draw moisture out of a material. Rotary kilns, on the other Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on the Production of Activated Carbon

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Biomass to Activated Carbon Slideshare Presentation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on the production of activated carbon through the pyrolysis of biomass. Processing biomass through pyrolysis can yield a variety of end products, from biocoal and biochar, all the way to activated carbon, with additional products in between. Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on a Limestone Dryer

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Limestone Dryer Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a limestone dryer. The use of a rotary dryer is critical in many limestone processing operations. This project profile highlights a limestone dryer FEECO provided for Calcium Products to produce agricultural products. Click here to view Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Thermal Processing Equipment

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Thermal Processing Infographic

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on thermal processing equipment. Thermal processing is used throughout many industries as a way to process bulk solids for an intended process or product – whether through drying, cooling, chemical reaction, or physical change. This infographic covers the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Kiln Insulation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Insulation

Our photo this week comes from a processing plant where a rotary kiln is being used to process a bulk solid. The equipment in the image is a direct-fired rotary kiln with insulation on the exterior of the drum shell. Insulation helps to increase efficiency Continue reading →

 

The Truth About Fluid Bed Dryer Efficiency

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The Truth About Fluid Bed Dryer Efficiency

When it comes to processing bulk solids, the debate over which type of industrial dryer – rotary or fluid bed – is superior continues to plague the industry. Adding to confusion is the fact that there are many myths clouding the decision-making process when choosing Continue reading →

 

From Batch Rotary Kiln Testing to Detailed Kiln Design

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Batch Rotary Kiln Testing to Detailed Kiln Design

For over 60 years, FEECO International has built a reputation as the leader in rotary kiln design and manufacturing. Part of our success is owed to the FEECO Innovation Center, a state-of-the-art testing facility where our team of process experts conduct a variety of thermal Continue reading →