All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Kilns’

Question of the Week: What Causes Refractory Failure in a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What Causes Refractory Failure in a Rotary Kiln

Cycling and chemical incompatibility are the two main causes of refractory failure in a rotary kiln. Cycling Cycling is the heating up and cooling down of a rotary kiln, and it is the largest source of refractory failure. Refractory expands with the kiln as it Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Heat Setting?

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Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

What is Heat Setting?

Rotary kilns use heat to cause a physical change or chemical reaction in a particular material, and can be utilized to carry out a variety of processes. One of the more common processes carried out in a rotary kiln is heat setting. This refers to the act of Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Drive Shaft Alignment

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Laser Alignment for Ddrive Assembly

This week’s photo, taken in the FEECO Fabrication facility, shows a FEECO employee using a laser shaft alignment tool to properly align the coupling on the shafts of a drive assembly. The coupling joins the shafts between the drive motor and reducer. The shafts are Continue reading →

 

Activated Alumina Overview

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Activated Alumina Pellets

Activated alumina is a form of aluminum oxide (Al2O3) with a myriad of industrial uses. A recent industry report by Grand View Research estimates the activated alumina market will see a CAGR of 5.4% up to 2025, largely as a result of its use in Continue reading →

 

Identifying & Resolving Common Rotary Kiln Processing Challenges

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Processing Challenges When Working with Rotary Kilns

Rotary kilns are incredibly diverse in their processing capabilities, a characteristic that has pushed them into a growing number of applications. And while rotary kilns are reliable machines, they can experience issues, especially when not properly designed, monitored, or maintained. Knowing why such issues occur, Continue reading →

 

Alternatives to Spent Catalyst Disposal

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Alternatives to Spent Catalyst Disposal

Catalysts continue to play a growing role in modern industry, carrying out an array of processes that otherwise might not be possible, promoting more sustainable industries through efficient processing, reducing toxic emissions, and more.  As the use of catalysts grows, so too does the amount Continue reading →

 

A Look at the Process of EAF Dust Recycling

This article was co-authored by:

Chris Kozicki
Agglomeration Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Recycled EAF Dust, Pelletized (Pelletised) EAF Dust, EAF Dust recycling

As society continues to move toward more sustainable waste management methods, an alternative technique for handling EAF dust has been gaining interest: EAF dust recycling via reduction roasting. The Problem with EAF Dust EAF dust is a by-product of the steel production process, and refers Continue reading →

 

Top Applications for Rotary Kilns

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Top Applications for Rotary Kilns

Rotary kilns (also known as rotary calciners) are used to heat solids to a predetermined temperature in a controlled processing environment in order to create a chemical and/or physical reaction.  While rotary kilns have long been used in producing cement, their flexible capabilities have extended Continue reading →

 

Sustainability Pushing Demand for Advanced Thermal Processing

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kilns for Advanced Thermal Processing in Sustainability

The ongoing push to implement more sustainable practices continues to be at the forefront of industry. Increasing regulatory action, combined with an ethical responsibility, has forced industries of all types to investigate a more sustainable approach in every aspect of their business if they want Continue reading →

 

Co-Current Vs. Counter Current: Kiln Air Flow

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Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Rotary Kiln Co-Current vs. Counter Current Airflow

Many factors are taken into consideration when designing a rotary kiln. Each affects the ability to produce a desired chemical reaction/phase change in an efficient manner. Characteristics such as bulk density, specific heat, and flowability, among others, all interact to influence how the material will Continue reading →

 


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