Beralmar - Newsletter 38 March 2010
Newsletter 38
March 2010

Approximate reading time: 5 minutes


BERALMAR will again be present at the BATIMATEC fair in Algiers (Algeria). The date for the 13th edition has changed this year, and it will take place May 3-7.

Visitors can find BERALMAR in Hall A of the Palais des Expositions des Pins Maritimes, Algiers.


As previously mentioned, BERALMAR took part in the Indiam Ceramics 2010 trade fair last 2-4 March in Ahmedabad (India).

Taking advantage of the occasion, the ECTS (European Ceramic Technology Suppliers) Group, made up of the leading European suppliers for the ceramics industry, organised a symposium to present the group to the Indian ceramics industry and during which companies such as DE BOER DAMLE, EIRICH, KELLER and BERALMAR itself expressed their views on the Indian market and the technological solutions which might be of interest to this market.

BERALMAR's presentation emphasised the margin the Indian ceramics industry has in terms of energy efficiency, automation and product quality improvement and the ways which BERALMAR believes it can contribute to improving these aspects.

News and Accomplishments

BERALMAR is supplying a petroleum coke firing facility for the CENTRO LATERIZI NAZIONALE ceramics works in Orte Scalo (Viterbo, Italy), owned by the FANTINI-SCIANATICO group, which has several plants in Italy, Spain, Serbia, Albania and Bulgaria.

The facility handed over to CENTRO LETRIZI NAZIONALE is a PROMATIC model one and is intended to provide the majority of the energy needed for the firing of 600 tonnes/day of various formats of thermoclay. The preheating zone will operate with natural gas.

FANTINI SCIANATICO is not new to BERALMAR's solid fuel firing equipment as it already has BERALMAR PROMATIC and MICROMATIC systems in Spain and Serbia.

The PROMATIC model is the most common solid fuel firing system in the world for the firing of structural ceramics and along with the MICROMATIC system accounts for more than 200 installations in 16 countries.


The GB model heat generator is certainly one of the most successful solutions in the BERALMAR range. BERALMAR manufactures it with 5 different capacities: 600,000, 800,000, 1,000,000, 1,500,000 and 2,000,000 kcal/h and adaptable to two types of fuel depending on the burner used: fuel oil or solid fuel (biomass or mineral carbon).

The function of this heat generator is to supply clean hot air via a heat exchange mechanism. The generator contains a combustion chamber from which smoke is led through pipework in which convective heat exchange takes place. In other words, clean air is heated with an energy efficiency of 85% and later used in the dryers.

Reliability and durability are the keys to the GB model's success. BERALMAR built the first unit in 1965 and the quality of the materials used and the machine design result in proven perfomance and service life. After all these years, the heat exchange system still remains the most efficient way of generating clean hot air.

This wouldn't be news if it weren't for the fact that two GB units, each of 2,000,000 kcal/h, left our workshops in March, to become the 500th GB model supplied by BERALMAR, and we thought this was an event worth highlighting.

Newsletter 38 - March 2010
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