All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Dryers’

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

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 →

 

Photo of the Week: Frac Sand Rotary Dryer

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Frac Sand Rotary Dryer

Our photo this week is a frac sand rotary dryer. The 8’-6” x 50’ long dryer utilizes co-current airflow to reduce the moisture content of mined sand. The rotary dryer contains an additional 5’ shell length to incorporate flame cut openings to support an externally mounted Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Components does a Rotary Dryer Consist of?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer Components

While rotary dryers should be customized to yield optimal processing conditions around the material and drying needs at hand, the basis of a rotary dryer is often somewhat standard. The following is an overview of some of the standard components of a rotary dryer, as Continue reading →

 

Processing of Nickel Laterite Ores on the Rise

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Nickel Ore Dryer

While nickel is perhaps most commonly known for its use in coins, it is also an important material in many industrial processes. Nickel’s high melting point, ductility, and resistance to corrosion when alloyed lends itself to a wide range of industrial applications and materials, making Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Role does Drying Play in Non-Pressure Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Drying in Non-pressure Agglomeration

Drying plays an important role in the non-pressure agglomeration process, both before and after agglomeration. Pre-Drying Drying is often used as a method of pre-conditioning material before pelletization, to help prepare the material for agglomeration. Since moisture is added during the agglomeration process (in the Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Advancing Flights

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Advancing Flights

Today’s photo highlights advancing flights in a rotary dryer. Advancing flights help to move, or advance material into a rotary dryer to prevent buildup near the wet feed discharge. Additionally, advancing flights give the material a chance to dry before they hit the next flights; Continue reading →

 

Coke Drying in the Steel Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Dryer for Coke Drying in the Steel Industry

What is Metallurgical Coke? Aka: coke, met coke Metallurgical coke is created through the destructive distillation of coal or coal blends. This thermal treatment drives off volatile components and leaves behind a solid carbon material (note that this is different from petroleum coke, which is Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Differences Between FEECO’s Drive Assemblies?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Differences Between FEECO Drive Assemblies

FEECO offers a variety of options in drive assemblies for your rotary dryer, cooler, kiln, or granulation drum, all selected based on the requirements of the application. Chain and Sprocket Drive Assembly Chain and sprocket drive assemblies are ideal for smaller drums running up to Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What Equipment is Used to Pre-Condition Material for Agglomeration?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Equipment Used to Precondition Material for Agglomeration

Pre-conditioning, or preparing material for agglomeration, is critical to agglomeration success; it can help improve further processing, and create a more refined end product. FEECO offers the following pre-conditioning equipment: Rotary Dryer. A material must fall within a set moisture range to agglomerate effectively. Materials Continue reading →

 

Biochar Process & Product Development in the Innovation Center

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Biochar Testing

Biochar is continuing to make a name for itself in a myriad of industries, with new applications making headlines all the time. Uses in water treatment, energy production, animal husbandry, and more have created a flurry of activity around this carbon-based material produced from biomass. Continue reading →