New installation of clean hot air generators using petcoke ()

Beralmar has just commissioned a new installation for the generation of clean hot air using petcoke combustion.

The installation has been implemented in the CERAMICA LA MÉDITERRANÉE brick plant in Nador (Morocco), and consists of:
  • CCP/2000 petcoke cyclonic combustion chamber with 2,000,000 kcal/h.
  • GB/1500 heat exchanger with a maximum capacity of 1,500,000 kcal/h.

The installation is fed petcoke directly from the kiln circuit, which also uses this fuel, so it is already dry and micronized when it reaches the cyclonic combustion chamber.

The commissioning has been a success and the installation is already supplying clean hot air in the factory dryer, almost completely replacing the previous consumption of fuel-oil and resulting in very important savings, since petcoke is approximately 60% cheaper than fuel-oil in Morocco. And all this without affecting the drying process in any way, since the hot air produced by the installation supplied by BERALMAR is completely clean.

Petcoke is a readily available and fairly cheap fuel, but very difficult to consume using a fixed grate, so its use is not yet widespread for drying processes.

BERALMAR came up with this solution by combining its knowledge in this field in the 70s with the quality and characteristics of the currently available petcoke. This and some important changes in the design of cyclonic chambers have resulted in this installation being a success.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Abarchan family for entrusting BERALMAR to make this important change to the fuel used by the dryer.

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