All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Dryers’

Principles of Heat Transfer as Applied to Rotary Dryers, Rotary Kilns, and Rotary Coolers

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Heat Transfer - Radiation

Whether you are using a rotary dryer, rotary kiln, or rotary cooler, there is one thing that all these instruments have in common: they all use methods of heat transfer to carry out their jobs. Heat transfer is how heat moves from one source to Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Granulation System

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

NPK Granulation System

Our photo this week shows an NPK fertilizer granulation plant. The photo was taken around the early 1960s and showcases a rotary dryer (the larger drum on the bottom), and a granulation drum (the smaller one above the dryer). Now a typical NPK granulation process, Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on Three Frac Sand Dryers

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Frac-Sand-Dryers-Project-Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on three frac sand dryers used in an in-basin sand plant. The in-basin frac sand trend has been sweeping the industry. This project profile highlights an in-basin project FEECO worked with to provide three custom rotary dryers Continue reading →

 

Bulk Solids Drying & Cooling: When to Choose Rotary

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Bulk Solids Drying and Cooling: When to Choose Rotary

The field of bulk solids is incredibly diverse, encompassing industries ranging from food and pharmaceuticals to fertilizers and process by-products. Processing bulk solids into a ready feedstock or end product can involve an array of process techniques, from crushing and mixing to high temperature techniques Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryers: Essential in the Fertilizer Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

rotary-dryers-in-the-fertilizer-industry

Rotary dryers have a long history in many industries, but perhaps most notably, in the fertilizer industry, where they are an essential component in processing minerals for fertilizers at mine sites, and for producing many of the fertilizer products on the market today. Rotary Dryers Continue reading →

 

What Makes an Industry Leading Rotary Dryer Manufacturer?

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer

Rotary dryers are an essential component in a variety of industrial process settings. As the backbone of many industrial processes, efficiency, reliability, and longevity are key to a successful operation. For these reasons, when looking to purchase a rotary dryer, it is of the utmost Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer or Fluid Bed Dryer

This article was authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Dryer or Fluid Bed Dryer

When it comes to buying an industrial dryer, people are often faced with the decision to choose between a rotary dryer, and a fluid bed dryer. Historically, rotary dryers have been used for more industrial applications, such as minerals, fertilizers, and aggregates, while fluid bed Continue reading →

 

Rotary Dryer Parts and Components Glossary

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Dryer

Rotary dryers use a tumbling action in combination with a drying air in order to efficiently dry materials. Most often, rotary dryers are of the direct-fired type, meaning that the drying air is in direct contact with the material. Some dryers, however, are of the indirect type, Continue reading →

 

Demand for Frac Sand Prompts Investigation of North Dakota Sand Resources

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

North Dakota Frac Sand

With the United States oil and gas industry experiencing substantial growth, demand for frac sand has continued to rise; the increasing amount of sand employed per well, combined with longer lateral wells, has caused a surge in demand for the quartz sand unlike anything seen Continue reading →

 

Indirect Drying vs. Direct Drying

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Direct vs. Indirect Rotary Dryers

When it comes to drying bulk solids, rotary dryers are often the industrial drying equipment of choice. Their robust build, reliability, and aptitude for handling variation in feedstock makes them an ideal choice for efficiently drying bulk solids of nearly all types. When referring to Continue reading →