Commissioning of a new plant in Kazakhstan ()

BERALMAR has just commissioned a new plant in Kazakhstan. The new ASTANA CERAMIC, in the outskirts of Astana.

Astana literally means "capital city" in Kazakh, and indeed it has been the new capital of the country since 1997. Since then the city has experienced huge demographic growth and undergone urban planning that has promoted the development of several unique architectural projects that have given the city a futuristic air.

The new factory supplied by BERALMAR produces 350 tonnes/day (30,000,000 NF/year) of solid, hollow and thermoclay bricks. BERALMAR provided a LLEVANT direct kiln car stacking dryer and a PRESTHERMIC airtight tunnel kiln, in addition to all the mechanisms of the factory, from cutting to packaging.

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 setting facilities.

In terms of thermal consumption, the entire factory works exclusively with coal: from the kiln featuring a PROMATIC grinding and coal injection installation, to the dryer, which is fed by heat recovered from the kiln and from heat produced by an exchanger using coal combustion.

The result is a very competitive factory: versatile production of a large family of products (solid, hollow, thermoclay bricks, etc.), a simple and easy-to-manage production line which is fully automated, very few staff, low thermal consumption and low energy consumption, since it only uses coal.

The commissioning, as is usual in direct kiln car setting plants, has been a success.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank the owners for the trust placed in BERALMAR and wish them every success with the new factory.

+ info:

Futuristic architecture in the new capital of Kazakhstan.
Kiln car about to enter a drying tunnel.
Multiple cutter, with the ability to bevel the pieces on all four sides.
Green material, stacked on the kiln cars.