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Kilns the afterburn

A kiln, which is a high-temperature oven or furnace used in a number of industrial and manufacturing operations, afterburner is a device used to burn off and eliminate contaminants and harmful emissions from the exhaust. Cement, ceramics, glass, bricks, and other materials are produced in kilns and furnaces, which can also release significant volumes of particulate matter, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and nitrogen oxides (NOx). An afterburner is a piece of pollution-control machinery used to burn off these pollutants in a secondary combustion chamber to lower emissions from a kiln or furnace. Kiln afterburners often have unique burners and other parts that can efficiently burn off the contaminants in the exhaust gas and are built to function at high temperatures. Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs) are another type of afterburner. An RTO operates quite similar, except it has the ability to handle a variety of pollutants. With a thermal efficiency of up to 93%, the RTO system is intended to be very effective. A heat exchange system is utilised to do this, allowing the heat produced during the oxidation process to be recovered and used to warm up the incoming exhaust gases. Industrial emissions are treated using a regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO), a form of air pollution control technology. It functions by combining highly heated exhaust gases from an industrial process with oxygen.

There are two main types of the industrial kiln:

1) Continuous Kilns: These machines never let their firing chambers cool. A rail or conveyor system loads the products into the kiln, and after the cycle is over, they are taken out. New merchandise is continuously loaded while the fired things are deleted.

The Tunnel Kiln, Roller Kiln, Batt Kiln, and Belt Kiln are the four basic varieties of continuous kilns.

An automated system works well with a continuous kiln, lowering your need for shop floor manpower and increasing the efficiency of each production cycle.

Continuous kilns are perfect for producing big quantities of goods.

2) Batch Kilns: Different sizes and weights of products are produced using several types of batch kilns. The fact that intermittent kilns aren't made to burn continually makes them stand out from other types of kilns. Batches of the product are processed in separate firing cycles, and then the kiln can be cooled and shut down.

We have expertise in designing every major batch kiln type used in the UK, including Rotary Kilns, Fixed Hearth Furnaces, Shuttle Kilns, Top Hat Kilns, Up Draught Kilns, and Down Draught Kilns.

For small production volumes or fewer regular firings, batch kilns are perfect. In the same burning cycle, some batch kilns may handle various product kinds (for instance, technical ceramics and white wares). Other units allow temperature adjustment between batches, allowing you greater production flexibility.

Bespoke Kilns for Your Business

Many businesses operate more than one type of kiln on their production line. The key is to find the right balance of flexibility and efficiency to suit your production requirements. Our kilns are all bespoke and incorporate the latest technical advances, including:

  • Energy-efficient heating elements

  • Air purification systems

  • Heat reclaim

  • Automated operation

  • Kiln Commissioning & Support Services

First, get in touch with our industry professionals at

or +44(0)7786 214039 to discuss

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