All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Dryers’

Co-Current Vs. Counter Current Drying

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary dryer

Many factors are taken into consideration when designing a rotary dryer that can both efficiently and effectively dry a material. Factors such as bulk density, specific heat, and flowability, among others, all interact to influence how the material will behave in the dryer, and subsequently, Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on Drying Limestone

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on drying limestone. This Slideshare presentation provides an overview on the essential role that rotary dryers play in the limestone industry, from drying limestone ore to soil amendments. Click here to view the Slideshare presentation. Be sure Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Retention Time?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Retention Time

In regards to rotary dryer use, retention time is the duration of time that a material must remain in the dryer to achieve the desired end-product characteristics. Retention time is an important consideration to the dryer design, and is defined by looking at the specific Continue reading →

 

Maximizing Rotary Dryer Performance with Process Audits

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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The performance of a rotary dryer is vital to maximizing process efficiency and capacity in any industrial process setting. While a well-designed dryer will yield few problems of its own, various factors can cause the performance of the overall drying operation to degrade. Process audits 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

Retention time, also called residence time, is the amount of time that the material must be processed in the rotary dryer in order to achieve the desired results. The retention time required for a given application is determined through balancing the necessary process parameters – Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on Rotary Dryers in the Frac Sand Industry

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on rotary dryers in the frac sand industry. This Slideshare presentation provides an overview on how rotary dryers are used in the frac sand industry, including why rotary dryers are chosen over fluid bed dryers and common Continue reading →

 

Rotary Kilns vs. Rotary Dryers: What’s the Difference?

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kilns vs. Rotary Dryers

When it comes to thermal processing, how do you know if you need a rotary kiln, or a rotary dryer? Though these two products share similar thermal processing principles, they are used in very different applications. While rotary kilns can dry a product, their main Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare Presentation on Rotary Dryer Sizing & Design

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on rotary dryer sizing and design. Rotary Dryer Sizing and Design provides an overview on the complex process behind sizing and designing a rotary dryer for a given application. Material properties that affect dryer design are also Continue reading →

 

Overcoming Challenges with Rotary Drums

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Overcoming Challenges with Rotary Dryers

Rotary drums can be configured to serve as a variety of different pieces of equipment, including a rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, granulator, or even a coating drum. With such diverse employment, these robust systems can be used to accomplish a variety of goals across a Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Systems: Supporting Equipment

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

FEECO Rotary Dryer

Rotary dryers are used prolifically throughout bulk solids processing applications – from fertilizers and soil amendments, to minerals, specialty chemicals and more. In fact, new applications in which rotary dryers are being implemented are constantly on the rise. Whatever the application, rotary dryers are often Continue reading →