R&D - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
BRASTHERM continuously invests in the development and search for new technological solutions, aiming at a more efficient use of fuel.
This constant investment in innovation allows us to maximize the energy savings of our equipment, without compromising their durability and performance.
Energy efficiency is therefore the main focus of our engineering department and a key element in differentiating the BRASTHERM brand.
This research and development process requires a comprehensive search and testing of new materials, components and technologies, whose combined application allows for energy consumption reductions of up to 47%.
This allows not only gains in operational costs for our clients, but also a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, thus providing a more sustainable industrial production in line with the environmental concerns of final consumers.
MAIN ENERGY SAVING PROCESSES
The calculation and previous study of heat transfers in function of the desired firing cycle, sintering or thermal treatment, in conjunction with the thermal absorption of the materials to be produced, their shape, size, load conditioning and positioning in the kiln, provides a more uniform distribution of temperature, better quality of the final product and less fuel injection, with reductions of up to 10%.
The maximum energy performance is only achieved with constant monitoring and control of temperature and atmosphere through the air : gas ratio.
BPC (BRASTHERM Precise Control),
is a safe and innovative control system, latest generation, which precisely controls the air : gas mixture in combustion, thanks to the Mixflow technology. This technology in pre-existing equipment allows a notable fuel reduction, which can reach 30%.
The most recent technological advances in heat recovery systems make it possible to integrate additional heat exchangers and modules, also compatible with pre-existing equipment, such as the AXM (Advanced Exchange Module),
which exchanges the energy normally wasted in the exhaust system to preheat the air that feeds the burners. Indeed an excellent cost-benefit ratio solution with additional energy gains that can reach up to 20%.
By applying insulation suitable for the type and use of the kiln, the balance between insulation and thermal inertia is optimized, minimizing heat loss.
This process requires a combination of different layers of materials highly resistant to corrosion and chemical attack, which result from the release of gases during production.
The energy performance in the reconditioning of some equipment reaches up to 25% savings.
5 - 10%
15 - 25%
20 - 30%
15 - 20%