All Blog Posts about ‘Rotary Kilns’

Biochar: Applications in Animal Husbandry

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Biochar in Animal Husbandry

While biochar has been garnering attention as a restorative soil amendment, it seems as if new uses for this ultra-porous material are cropping up all over the industrial landscape. Recently, biochar has been making waves in agriculture not for use as a soil amendment, but Continue reading →

 

Internals for Optimizing Rotary Drum Efficiency & Performance

This article was co-authored by:

Shane Le Capitaine
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum

Rotary drums are used throughout a number of industries to carry out a range of different objectives, from conditioning to granulation (agglomeration), mixing, and coating. Part of their diverse applicability lies in the ability to customize their internals for a truly optimized processing solution.  In Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Combustion Chambers

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Combustion Chamber

Combustion chambers are incorporated into rotary dryers and kilns and serve to house the combustion reaction and direct air flow into the unit. Not all dryers and kilns utilize a combustion chamber; in some cases they are essential, while in others, they are not necessary, Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is the Importance of Testing in a Rotary Kiln?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Batch Kiln Testing

There are several reasons why it is desirable, even necessary, to conduct testing with a rotary kiln. The list below highlights the importance of such test work. To size and design a commercial size rotary kiln. Gathering data on the material and process set-up during Continue reading →

 

Keep These Rotary Drum Parts On Hand to Minimize Downtime

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Spare Parts

Rotary drums are central to many industrial processes, serving to dry, cool, agglomerate, heat, and even coat bulk solids.  While in some cases production can be redirected to another drum, or simply taken offline when a mechanical failure occurs, in most cases, an out-of-commission rotary Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Flights (Material Lifters)

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Drum Flights

Flights, or material lifters, play an essential role in promoting efficient heat transfer in rotary dryers, coolers, and in some cases, kilns, helping to create the optimal “curtain” of material cascading through the air flow.  What flights are available?  FEECO offers a range of options Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Rotary Kiln Refractory

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Rotary Kiln Refractory

This week’s photo from the FEECO Fabrication Center shows refractory being poured into place for a rotary kiln door. Refractory serves the purpose of insulating and protecting the shell of the drum from the high temperatures within. The type of refractory shown here is poured Continue reading →

 

Part Spotlight: Burners

This article was co-authored by:

Craig Peppin
Service & Lab Manager

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Burner

Burners for rotary dryers and kilns provide the heat source needed to process material; without them, thermal processing operations are left at a standstill.  What burners are available?  FEECO can provide burners based on a range of specifications, including for various fuel sources, flame shaping Continue reading →

 

Reflective Roofing Granules: Creating Energy Efficient Options in the Asphalt Shingle Industry

This article was co-authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Reflective Roofing Granules

When purchasing a roofing system, many consumers are choosing innovative roofing options to conserve energy usage in their home, generate long-term financial benefits, or conform to newly instituted building codes. As a result, reflective asphalt shingles are gaining popularity as an alternative roofing solution. Reflective Continue reading →

 

Choosing a Rotary Kiln Manufacturer: Six Qualities to Look For

This article was co-authored by:

Process and Sales Engineer
Thermal Processing Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Choosing a Rotary Kiln Manufacturer

Rotary kilns are a significant investment in any industrial process setting. They require precision engineering and quality fabrication. Since most rotary kilns are for specific thermal processing applications, finding a rotary kiln manufacturer that can meet the specific needs of the project at hand can Continue reading →

 


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