New impulses from research
Economic benefits of conversion
HIGH-TECH Brennsysteme GmbH, the company that developed and produces the MIC micro-impulse control system, is delighted about this scientific confirmation of their endeavours. “The result of this study is of great significance for us, because it is the first scientific proof of the benefits of the pulsating-flame principle,” asserts Frank Orlowski, Managing Director and Head of Development at HTBS, in Plattling, Lower Bavaria, “even though we’ve always known that our system works brilliantly — after all our customers come and tell us about the successes they’ve had with our pulsating-flame systems.” The real-world figures are even more compelling. In the impressive catalogue of kiln optimisations carried out by HTBS, improvement rates of 20 % in throughput and 98 % in first-grade quality are the rule, not the exception.
The IZF study proves and Mr Orlowski emphasizes that the good results are not due solely to the superiority of pulsed-flame firing, but also to the end-to-end optimisation of the entire process made possible by this technology. “We first have to consider the overall system, consisting as it does of firing, kiln, product and dryer layout. When all is said and done, there is always latitude for optimisation in any system. And it’s always worth the effort.”
Literature: Dipl.-Ing. E. Rimpel: Final report on research project AIF No. 14549 N: Influence of pressure pulses on the uniform heating of the product in a tunnel kiln and on energy consumption. IZF Institut für Ziegelforschung Essen e.V. 2008
(Literatur: Dipl.-Ing. E. Rimpel: Schlussbericht zum Forschungsvorhaben AIF-Nr. 14549 N: Einfluss von Druckimpulsen auf die gleichmäßige Aufheizung des Produktes im Tunnelofen und auf den Energieverbrauch. IZF Institut für Ziegelforschung Essen e.V. 2008)