All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Drum’

FEECO’s Unique Unitized Base Helps Keep Installation and Maintenance Down Time to a Minimum

This article was co-authored by:

Travis Ouradnik
Customer Service Engineer

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO Unitized Base

Whether a rotary drum is being used as a dryer, kiln, cooler, or otherwise, it is often a key process component in a production setting. As a result, downtime for the rotary drum can have the potential to hold an entire operation on idle. For Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Flight Design

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Flights in a Rotary Dryer

Rotary dryers have been a part of the thermal processing industry for over a century, and have earned their reputation as the industrial drying workhorse. These robust industrial drying systems have become a staple in just about every industry requiring bulk solids to be dried, Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Retention Time

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design

Another characteristic to look at is the size of pellets. This will combine with specific heat, heat transfer, and percent moisture to help determine the retention time, or the amount of time the material needs to be in the dryer. In turn, the retention time Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Atmosphere

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Atmosphere

What does atmosphere have to do with rotary dryer design, you ask? Well actually, a lot. The needs of a rotary dryer can differ greatly from region to region, due to different climates. Things like humidity, temperature, and elevation can play a big part in Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Material Part 5 – Material Limitations

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design 101 - Material Limitations

Rotary dryers are used across nearly every industry that requires the drying of bulk solids, be it for producing a product for consumer use, serving as an intermediary step in a larger process, or producing an industrial product that will maintain its integrity throughout its Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Material Part 4 – Heat Transfer

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Counter Current Rotary Dryer Design

The heat transfer properties of a material are also important to be aware of before sizing up your rotary dryer. It is possible for two materials to have the same percentage of moisture, but very different heat transfer properties, which will call for different drying Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Material Part 3 – Specific Heat

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Specific Heat

Rotary dryers are the backbone of many industrial processes, ensuring bulk solids are properly and efficiently dried to produce a product ready for market or subsequent processing. The design and sizing of a rotary dryer is engineered around the characteristics of the material to be Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Material Part 2 – Bulk Density

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Design Series - Defining Your Material Part 2: Bulk Density

Rotary dryers are an essential tool throughout a variety of industries, expertly drying bulk solids to meet the requirements of an intended application. Rotary dryers perform best when they are engineered around the specifications of the project at hand – a process that starts by Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Design 101: Defining Your Materials Part 1 – Percent Moisture

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Lab Testing

So you are in need of a rotary dryer. Where do you go from there? There are a lot of factors that come into play when determining the needs of a rotary dryer, and determining your needs can easily become overwhelming. Take it a step Continue reading →

 

Feeco’s Rotary Drums head to South Africa

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO Rotary Dryer on truck

After much delay and many complications, Feeco International’s first of three rotary drums heading to South Africa started its journey yesterday, April 28, 2011. All three drums are participating in the Where Did You See Me program, in which people who spot the drum and Continue reading →