All Blog Posts about ‘Thermal Processing’

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 →

 

Rotary Kiln Systems: Supporting Equipment

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

rotary-kiln-complete-system

Rotary kilns are used across a number of industries to cause a chemical reaction or phase change in a material. This high temperature thermal treatment can be used to carry out a variety of different objectives, from catalyst activation to aluminum decoating. The number of Continue reading →

 

Top Applications for Rotary Kilns

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Kiln

Rotary kilns (also known as rotary calciners) are used to heat solids to a predetermined temperature in order to create a chemical and/or physical reaction. The two basic types of rotary kilns – direct fired and indirect fired (calciners) – can be found supporting processes in Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer or Fluid Bed Dryer

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Dryer or Fluid Bed Dryer

When it comes to buying an industrial dryer, people are often faced with the decision to choose between a rotary dryer, and a fluid bed dryer. Historically, rotary dryers have been used for more industrial applications, such as minerals, fertilizers, and aggregates, while fluid bed Continue reading →

 

Sustainability Pushing Demand for Advanced Thermal Processing

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

rotary-kilns-for-advanced-thermal-processing-in-sustainability

The ongoing push for implementing more sustainable practices continues to be at the forefront of industry. Increasing regulatory action, combined with an ethical responsibility, has forced industries of all types to investigate a more sustainable approach in every aspect of their business if they want Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Rotary Kiln Sizing and Design

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Rotary Kiln Sizing and Design

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on rotary kiln sizing and design. Rotary kilns are capable of carrying out various objectives and processing hundreds of materials. The principles behind the sizing and design of this advanced thermal processing device are explained in this Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are Indirect Coolers Used for?

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

What are Indirect Coolers Used For

While indirect coolers are used far less commonly than their direct cooling counterparts, they are often the best solution in a few specialty applications. A direct cooler relies on direct contact between the material and chilled air in order to cool the material, which can Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Indirect Batch Rotary Kiln

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Indirect Batch Kiln

Today’s photo shows an indirect batch rotary kiln in the FEECO Innovation Center. Indirect kilns heat solids to the point where a desired chemical reaction or phase change takes place. Unlike their direct-fired counterparts, indirect kilns are used when a material cannot come into contact Continue reading →

 

Activated Alumina Overview

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

activated-alumina-pellets

Activated alumina is a form of aluminum oxide (Al2O3) with a myriad of industrial uses. A recent industry report by Grand View Research estimates the activated alumina market will see a CAGR of 5.4% up to 2025, largely as a result of its use in Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Parts and Components Glossary

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Dryer

Rotary dryers use a tumbling action in combination with a drying air in order to efficiently dry materials. Most often, rotary dryers are of the direct-fired type, meaning that the drying air is in direct contact with the material. Some dryers, however, are of the indirect type, Continue reading →