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.

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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