Origin of the project
In 2015, the owners of the HAP KEE brick plant in Selangor (Malaysia) informed BERALMAR of their intention to invest in a new production line with a dual purpose: first, to expand their market share in the Kuala Lumpur area, and second, to introduce perforated bricks into a market used to consuming solid bricks, and in this way be able to compete with cement blocks.
The new production line had two main requirements: a daily production of 500 tonnes in a first phase and 750 tonnes in a second, all while keeping thermal consumption as low as possible.
Execution of the project
BERALMAR, who had previously supplied HAP KEE with a micronized petcoke firing facility for the old line, was chosen for the project after a proposal that included a direct kiln car setting dryer and a PRESTHERMIC high performance tunnel kiln.
The characteristic slow drying cycle of direct setting dryers would allow HAP KEE to dry using only the heat recovered from the tunnel kiln, which would be possible in part due to Malaysia’s average annual daytime temperature of about 30 degrees.