News and Accomplishments
New solid-fuel firing facility in Serbia
BERALMAR has commissioned a new solid-fuel firing facility in the MLADOST TMP ceramics plant in Prokuplje (Serbia).
It is a PROMATIC system, which dries and micronises fuel at <100 microns and transports and injects it pneumatically into the kiln's firing area. The preheating area uses fuel oil gasifiers.
The fuel used is petcoke, though the facility also allows for the future use of high quality coal of over 6000 kcal/kg and less than 10% ash.
The MLADOST TPM PROMATIC facility was designed to produce 600 tonnes/day.
BERALMAR has so far installed solid-fuel firing facilities (PROMATIC and MICROMATIC systems) in more than 200 tunnel kilns over the last 26 years and in 90 kilns since 2000 alone, which makes us the industry specialists in this field.
New project in Morocco
BERALMAR has been commisioned to build a drier and a kiln for a new ceramic plant in Nador (Morocco). The new factory, to be called SALAMBRIQ, will have a production capacity of 500 tonnes/day of hollow bricks.
The drier will be the MESTRAL model. This is a semi-continuous type of drier with moving-shelf transport. The drier consists of 6 drying lines, fitted with fixed conical recirculation fans. The whole facility will be managed using a MICROSEC automatic control.
The kiln will be a completely sealed PRESTHERMIC model, with which BERALMAR has always obtained exceptionally good consumption figures. The kiln will be 134.85 metres long with a usable inside width of 4.5 metres. Micronised petcoke will be the kiln's main source of energy since it will include a MICROMATIC system and fuel oil gas jets for preheating. All of the kiln's components will be managed by a MICROBER automatic controller.
As usual, BERALMAR's wide range of engineering solutions and firing and drying process equipment is unlimited in its ability to provide the most suitable installation for each aspect of the project, depending only on the clay available, the materials to be manufactured and the fuel available.
This project is a further demonstration of confidence in BERALMAR on the part of the client, who also manages the DIMABRIQ ceramics plant for which BERALMAR has already supplied a tunnel kiln and various equipment.