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Asphalt Burner Services Install Vulcan Burner at Shap

Jan, 31 2012


(UK) -- Asphalt Burner Services Ltd, a nationwide provider of asphalt servicing and spare part products, has fitted a Vulcan Burner in CEMEX Shap, Cumbria.

This is a relatively new plant, running since 2009; however a new burner installation was required of late. The results since installation speak for themselves as fuel usage is reduced, emissions lowered and overall plant performance increased substantially. The Vulcan burner range comes with innovated features which raises the standards for asphalt production for many quarry’s to take advantage off.

‘ABS have spent years on this new range researching on the optimum performance features include excess air control, combustion chamber optimization and air pressure compensation are unique to the Vulcan range. The difference is instantly recognizable in comparison to some of the current burners being used in sites across UK at present’. Asphalt Burner Services Ltd introduces a new range which includes maintenance features having a major impact on the overall efficiency. The design concepts deliver energy savings in excess of 20 %. The high efficiency burner design is extremely compact and easily accessible for servicing which is a major benefit for any service engineer.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) emissions at the dryer exhaust duct have been recorded averaging across three test points at unprecedented low levels of 45ppm with the burner set at 30% output, this is indeed exceptional as the target levels normally experienced on good asphalt plant burners are anything between 200 and 400ppm. Carbon Monoxide in flue gases are an indicator of the efficiency of the burning process, the higher concentration of Carbon Monoxide (CO) present equates to unburnt fuel in the process. The undiluted Carbon Monoxide (uCO), was averaging at 150ppm, again levels of the uCO are normally recorded on other asphalt plant burners at levels of 400 to 900. The Vulcan burner is successfully burning 100% on Nexgen 3 fuel oil; which has been fitted on a four year old Marini 200-280tph asphalt plant at Shap Cumbria for Cemex UK Ltd. Initial tests indicate the fuel costs have been significantly reduced from 9 Litres per ton to just over 6.5 to 7 Litres per ton with an additional saving in carbon tax due to the overall performance of the new burner.

Asphalt Burner Services Ltd headquartered in Northern Ireland and also having another base in Leicester provides many burner related products such as spare parts. The company’s success can be contributed to the high quality team of engineers employed and together with the backend office staff we have changed the way burners are now serviced within the industry. The new Vulcan burner range is simply an added bonus feature for the company- to benefit the industry economically.

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