All Blog Posts about ‘Thermal Processing’

Co-Current Vs. Counter Current: Kiln Air Flow

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Greg Makos
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Co-Current vs. Counter Current Airflow

Many factors are taken into consideration when designing a rotary kiln. Each affects the ability to produce a desired chemical reaction/phase change in an efficient manner. Characteristics such as bulk density, specific heat, and flowability, among others, all interact to influence how the material will Continue reading →

 

Hydraulic Fracturing Advances Increase Recovery While Reducing Environmental Impact

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Hydraulic fracturing advances increase recovery while reducing environmental impact - refracking

The US is well on its way to energy independence as mining unconventional shale resources via hydraulic fracturing has become increasingly advanced, allowing producers to reduce costs and recover more from shale formations. A growing trend has been seeing increased adoption in recent years, “re-revolutionizing” Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Frac Sand Drying

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Frac Sand Drying Infographic

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on frac sand drying. The frac sand industry is booming, with new plants going up all over the Southern US to support in-basin sand needs. Drying is a critical step in preparing frac sand for use as a 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: 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 rotary dryers and fluid bed dryers have been widely accepted throughout the industry, but that looks to be changing; Continue reading →

 

Seal Options for Rotary Dryers, Coolers, Kilns, and Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Seal options for rotary dryers, coolers, kilns, drums

Rotary drums, including dryers, coolers, and kilns, are an integral part of the many industrial processes that shape our world. From fertilizer and chemical production to ore beneficiation and even consumer products, rotary drums provide a reliable, high-capacity setting for accomplishing a number of necessary Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on Thermal Testing with Rotary Kilns

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Rotary Kiln Testing Slideshare Presentation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on thermal testing with rotary kilns. Rotary kilns are an integral piece of equipment in many industrial processes, with new applications developing all the time. Thermal Testing with Rotary Kilns takes a look at the many reasons for Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers for Frac Sand

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryers for Frac Sand

Recovering oil prices have again made the extraction of oil and natural gas from shale formations profitable, prompting another surge in activity around recovering hydrocarbons via hydraulic fracturing. This has created a subsequent increase in the need for industrial drying systems, particularly as companies look Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Infographic on Producing Activated Carbon and Other Products from Biomass

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Biomass to Activated Carbon Infographic

This week’s highlighted resource is an infographic on producing activated carbon and other products from biomass. Producing materials such as biochar, activated carbon, and biocoal from biomass sources continues to be a growing trend. This infographic gives an overview on all of the products that Continue reading →

 

In-Basin Frac Sand Sweeping the Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

In-basin Frac Sand Trend

The frac sand industry continues to experience rising demand as drillers pump more of the proppant sand down wells than ever before. Where that sand is coming from, however, is changing; hydraulic frackers are looking to localized supplies of frac sand in an effort to Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Dryer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Dryer

Our photo this week highlights a frac sand dryer. Internal flight design and placement was customized to maximize heat transfer between the frac sand and drying air, utilizing full curtain flighting. Additionally, the flights were bolted to the interior of the drum shell for easy Continue reading →