Optimized clay production with Fives’ comprehensive Pillard combustion solutions
This picture was taken during the warm-up process.
A major American manufacturer of expanded clay*, needed to replace their old rotary kiln burner by a new one, with a better thermal efficiency, to reduce the specific heat consumption, save energy, reduce their fuel operating costs and their CO2 footprint.
They chose the Pillard NOVAFLAM® Evolution burner as it answered their technical requirements: 100% natural gas operation, simple and reliable axial air and adjustable gas cross section design bringing a lower excess air operation thus a better specific heat consumption.
Fives supplied a complete scope including burner and gas valve train, ignitor and flame detectors as well as a pre-manufactured trolley.
Thanks to a local partner, Fives could propose a turnkey project which was selected by the customer as the most effective way of implementing their combustion system upgrade.
The Pillard NOVAFLAM® Evolution has been operating for four months and the customer is fully satisfied by its reliability and its increased safety thanks to the Pillard Packscan® flame detector and the Pillard Packlight® ignitor, delivered with the burner.
The commissioning of the Pillard NOVAFLAM® Evolution burner, enabling full capacity of kiln production, was achieved over a 11-day period, thanks to Fives’ commissioning team which worked in day shift / night shift rotation to cover the 24/24 operation.
* expanded clay is used in various applications like construction, waste water treatment, agriculture, landscapes, etc.