All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Dryers’

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 →

 

Question of the Week: How do Advancing Flights Function in a Rotary Dryer?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Advancing Flights

Advancing flights help move, or advance, the material into the rotary dryer to prevent buildup near the wet feed inlet. In addition, advancing flights allow the material to dry before it moves on to the next set of flights, a process that can help prevent sticking inside 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 →

 

Resource of the Week: Project Profile on a Limestone Dryer

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Limestone Dryer Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile on a limestone dryer. The use of a rotary dryer is critical in many limestone processing operations. This project profile highlights a limestone dryer FEECO provided for Calcium Products to produce agricultural products. Click here to view Continue reading →

 

The Truth About Fluid Bed Dryer Efficiency

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The Truth About Fluid Bed Dryer Efficiency

When it comes to processing bulk solids, the debate over which type of industrial dryer – rotary or fluid bed – is superior continues to plague the industry. Adding to confusion is the fact that there are many myths clouding the decision-making process when choosing Continue reading →