All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Dryers’

Considerations in Cooling Bulk Solids from a Rotary Kiln

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary kilns have become an essential bulk solids processing tool throughout a number of industries; their ability to facilitate physical and chemical changes through carefully controlled thermal treatment is nearly limitless in application.  Because rotary kilns utilize high temperatures to initiate and carry out reactions, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are Rotary Dryer Knocking Systems?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Knocking Systems

Knocking systems are physical enhancements placed on the exterior of a rotary dryer to counteract sticking inside of the drum. They are most commonly fitted on the inlet end of the dryer where material entering in is the most wet and tacky. Build-up can occasionally Continue reading →

 

The Basics of Drying Gypsum

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Drying Gypsum

As the gypsum industry knows, changes in a material’s moisture content will influence manufacturing in many different ways. For example, a reduction in moisture can greatly impact material handling or prepare gypsum for subsequent steps in the manufacturing process. Gypsum dryers, also known as rotary Continue reading →

 

Drying Sugar Beets With a Rotary Dryer for use in Animal Feed

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Drying Sugar Beets with a Rotary Dryer (Drier) for use in Animal Feed

Sugar beet pulp, a by-product of extracting sugar from sugar beets, has been receiving growing attention in agriculture as of late for its value as an alternative to corn silage and because of the many benefits it can offer to livestock producers. And as the Continue reading →

 

Choosing a Rotary Dryer: Single Pass vs. Triple Pass

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Single Pass vs Triple Pass Rotary Dryers (Driers)

Rotary dryers are the industrial dryer of choice for everything from minerals and ores to fertilizers and specialty chemicals. One decision buyers are often faced with in selecting a rotary dryer for a given application, particularly when looking to dry high-moisture materials such as compost Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Calciners for Soda Ash Production, Sugar Drying, and Choosing a Bucket Elevator Manufacturer

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Choosing a Bucket Elevator Manufacturer

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: The Role of the Calciner in Producing Soda Ash The Role of the Calciner in Producing Soda Ash, looks at the processing Continue reading →

 

The Potash Drying Process: What You Need to Know

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Potash Drying

Potash, or potassium-bearing ore, is primarily used for agricultural purposes, serving as a source of soluble potassium, one of the three primary plant nutrients required to ensure the growth of healthy and nutritious crops.  Mined potash requires processing in order to make the potassium readily Continue reading →

 

Evolution of the Frac Sand Dryer

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Evolution of the Frac Sand Dryer (Drier)

Favorable market conditions have again brought rise to a boom centered around the quartz sand used in the hydraulic fracturing process; rig counts are up and the amount of sand employed per well is the highest it’s ever been, with one industry expert anticipating 2018 Continue reading →

 

This Week’s Featured Articles: Sand Dryers, Feedstock Uniformity, and Pugmill Mixer FAQs

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Pellets Produced in the FEECO Innovation Center

Each week on our home page, we feature three articles that are highly relevant under the current market circumstances. This week, we’re highlighting: Sand Dryers Optimize Product for Industrial Use Sand Dryers Optimize Product for Industrial Use looks at the role of drying in producing Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Counter-Current Rotary Dryer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Image Showing Counter-Current Air Flow in a Rotary Dryer (Drier)

This week’s image highlights a counter-current rotary dryer in 3D. In counter-current dryers, material flows in the opposite direction as the drying air. Here, the wettest material comes in contact with the coolest drying air. The counter current design provides increased thermal efficiency for materials Continue reading →

 


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