Beralmar - Newsletter 96 September 2015  
Newsletter 96 - September 2015

Approximate reading time: 5 minutes
  • Corporate

In this twenty-second part, you will find section 1.16.2 of the treatise on drying:

Section 1.16.2: Drying Process Control Software.

We hope it will be of interest to our readers.

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In early October, BERALMAR published its new corporate website, still with the domain name

The new website, which is still available in 10 languages with the aim of properly reflecting BERALMAR’s changing reality, features the following differences compared to the previous version:

- It emphasizes BERALMAR’s position as a supplier of complete plants
- It considerably expands the multimedia content

As regards the technological content of the new website, it is worth highlighting:

- The current design follows the latest trends in website development
- Its adaptability to all device types, such as tablets and smartphones

One of the sections of the new site where we intend to upload the most content continually is the information for ceramists section, where you can now find all the published parts of the Treatise on Drying and Firing, along with some catalogues and videos.

The news section will also be updated at least monthly.

We hope the new website will be a practical and pleasing way of keeping up to date with BERALMAR’s news and its broad range of equipment, projects and services.

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As usual, BERALMAR will attend the next edition of the CERAMITEC 2015 fair, to be held from 20 to 23 October in Munich (Germany).

Visitors will find BERALMAR’s equipment on stand 411/512 in Hall B2, where you can discuss your concerns and needs, while you get to know BERALMAR’s current projects and technical developments at first hand.

It is sure to be a fascinating meeting. We look forward to seeing you in the Bavarian capital!

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BERALMAR at fairs

  • News and Accomplishments
  • New project in Kazakhstan

BERALMAR has agreed to supply a new production line for the BOSHAN ceramics company, a few miles from Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.

BOSHAN’s order includes a LLEVANT direct kiln car stacking dryer and a PRESTHERMIC model airtight tunnel kiln. The three tunnels (two for drying and one for firing) are designed with the following dimensions: 106 m in length, useful width of 4.70 m and a useful height of only 1.54 m, which is a moderate height as fits direct kiln car stacking facilities. Nominal production is 30,000,000 NF/year (around 325 metric tonnes/day) of various solid, hollow and thermoclay formats.


Location of the new factory in Central Asia.

Direct kiln car stacking dryers, like those in the picture, contribute great energy savings to the whole plant.


It is not always possible to install production lines with dryers for directly stacked green material on kiln cars as it depends on the suitability of the clay available and the formats to be manufactured, but when it is technically viable, as in this case, it has numerous advantages, above all:

- Low energy consumption: the combined energy consumption anticipated between the drying and firing is 330 kcal/kg.

- Low presence of automation systems, with all the advantages that brings: lower investment in machinery, less maintenance and less production stoppages.

The only fuel available for the project is coal with a low calorific value (>4,500 kcal/kg), which represents a technical challenge. For this reason, the supply of a PROMATIC firing facility in the kiln and a GBS/1500 model heat exchanger have been planned. On the other hand, the price of this fuel is moderate a present and this, combined with the low energy consumption of the planned line will lead to energy bills that will undoubtedly be one of the keys to the competitiveness of this new ceramics plant.

BERALMAR happens to have accumulated very positive experience in supplying both direct kiln car stacking lines and solid fuel consumption equipment for drying and firing processes and these are surely reasons involved in choosing BERALMAR for this project.

This is already the second order BERALMAR has received from this Central Asian country this year, after an order for a PROMATIC facility we referred to through this medium in 2014.

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Complete BERALMAR lines
LLEVANT direct stacking dryer
PRESTHERMIC tunnel kiln
GBS heat exchanger
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