All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Dryers’

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

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on rotary dryer sizing and design. The Rotary Dryer Sizing and Design slide deck is a great introduction to the complex process of designing a custom rotary dryer for any industry. Material characteristics that affect design, processing Continue reading →

 

Improved Roofing Granule Production through Engineered Equipment

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Roofing Granule Processing

Asphalt shingles are the leading choice for residential roofing in the United States. They are affordable, durable, low maintenance, versatile, and have proven effective in the roofing industry for almost 100 years. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association estimates that 4 out of 5 homes are Continue reading →

 

Mineral Drying

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

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Drying is a critical aspect of mineral processing; throughout the journey from ore to end product, the ability to control moisture content helps to reduce shipping costs, streamline downstream processing, and produce a refined product. While mineral dryers may appear the same as other industrial Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Web Page on Spent Carbon Reactivation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

RotW-Spent-Carbon-Reactivation-Page

This week’s highlighted resource is a web page on spent carbon reactivation. Activated carbon is increasingly becoming more popular as an adsorbent in many applications. One benefit to this amazing adsorbent is its ability to be reactivated and reused. This page covers the process of Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What’s the Difference Between Direct and Indirect-Fired Rotary Dryers?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Direct vs. Indirect Rotary Dryers

Direct and indirect-fired rotary dryers are used in a variety of industrial settings to dry bulk solids. While the two are both comprised of a rotating drum and function to reduce a material’s moisture, several differences between direct and indirect dryers exist: Operation: direct-fired dryers Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: With what Material can Rotary Dryer Shells be Constructed?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Shell Materials

Rotary dryer shells can be constructed from a variety of materials, including: Carbon steel Stainless steel Hastelloy Inconel And other alloys Dryer shells can also be tailored in many ways, depending on the material and process requirements of the customer. For example, shell thickness can Continue reading →

 

The Transformation of Bauxite to Aluminum (and the Products in Between)

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

The Transformation of Bauxite to Aluminum and the Products in Between

With applications in everything from energy, infrastructure, and aerospace, to automotive, packaging, and more, aluminum has become a cornerstone of modern society. Aluminum’s widespread use might infer ease of accessibility, but such is not the case; aluminum is not found freely in nature, requiring the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Dryer with a Direct Drive

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Direct Drive Rotary Dryer

Today’s photo highlights a rotary dryer in FEECO’s Fabrication Facility. The drum was recently painted, and will soon be ready for shipment. This particular dryer features our direct drive option, the mechanism that causes the drum to rotate. It eliminates the need for a girth Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What’s the Difference Between a Rotary Dryer and a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is the Difference Between a Rotary Dryer and a Rotary Kiln

Rotary dryers and rotary kilns share similar thermal processing functions, but each is intended for very different industrial applications. Rotary dryers operate at inlet temperatures between 600 and 1400ºF, and are predominately used to draw moisture out of a material. Rotary kilns, on the other Continue reading →

 

Knowing When it’s Time to Replace your Rotary Dryer or Kiln Seal

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Knowing-When-its-Time-to-Replace-Your-Rotary-Drum-Seal

When working with a rotary dryer or kiln, the sealing mechanism is a critical component in the overall performance of the unit.  Sealing mechanisms create a seal between the rotating drum and the stationary housing, preventing air or process gas from leaking into the system.   Continue reading →