NUTEC Bickley’s ECOmbustion™ for Shuttle Kilns also reduces the amount of ambient air introduced into a kiln by a careful, PLC-controlled balance of oxygen monitoring and control; pressure control; pulse firing; and burner optimization.
The oxygen control ensures that only the required amount of excess air is introduced as this would need to be heated to kiln temperature, thus increasing fuel consumption.
The careful control of pressure using our linear pressure control damper reduces the amount of hot air escaping through the exhaust but ensuring that kiln pressure is not excessive as this could cause kiln car damage.
Pulse firing ensures that when the burners are on, they work at optimized gas/air ratios. The flame velocity is also higher than with modulating systems, so heat distribution and temperature uniformity are improved. NOx levels can also be reduced using the ECOmbustion™ system combined with correct burner choices.
The ECOmbustion™ system offers several operating modes to allow the kiln manager to fine tune a cycle to exactly match the product firing requirements and give the best kiln performance.