Cremation Options for Dead Horse Removal

When it is time to properly dispose of a large animal such as a dead horse, horse owners and ranch owners have limited options for disposal of an equine carcass. Options for dead horse disposal vary by location but can include burial, composting, rendering, and cremation/incineration.  At Firelake Manufacturing, we manufacture cremators and incinerators that can be used for large animals such as horses.

Dead Horse Removal Options

dead horse removal, large animal incineratorBurial & Landfills – Horse burial options vary from state to state, and even within the state.  There are also laws as to where the horse can be buried and how deep. Not all municipal landfills accept animals or horses, specifically.

Composting – Composting can take 9-10 months and is available in certain areas. Contact your state’s Department of Agriculture for more information.

Rendering – With rendering, horse carcasses are “cooked” into end products used for animal feeds. Not all states have rendering plants, and they are more common in the Midwest.

Cremation or Incineration – Horse cremation is an environmentally friendly way to handle dead horse removal. Since bringing your dead horse to a crematory can cost $600-$1000, ranch owners often choose to invest in their own cremation or incinerator to make horse removal affordable and efficient.

Still looking for horse removal options in your area? Click here for resources for making a humane decision end of life decision for your horse. 

Horse Cremation Service Providers Needed

If you are a vet clinic or pet crematory, have you considered adding large animal or horse cremation to your services?  There are limited options for horse owners to humanely dispose of their horse, and you could provide a valuable service to people who want to honor their companion.  Many crematoriums are for smaller pets and are not be able to cremate a whole horse. If whole horse cremation is not available in your area, this may be an opportunity for veterinarians to provide large animal cremation.

Firelake Manufacturing provides large animal cremators which can accommodate a whole horse. These cremations products serve the needs of ranch owners, pet crematories, and veterinary clinics, and more.

Interested in learning more about dead horse removal and horse cremation? Click here to read about our large animal incinerators. Firelake Manufacturing can answer your questions, help you locate a local dealer, and get you started.  Call us today at 800-820-3391or contact us here.

Equine and Large Animal Cremator

Crematory p50-3g-sc2Firelake has been working with university and private firms to help with horse, cow, and other large animal cremation needs.  Cremators have to be accessible yet large enough to accept the animal with minimal effort.  Top loading models are convenient for suspended loading such as when slings or buckets are used.  Remains are normally pulled from a side after the cycle is done.  Firelake has options from 50 cubic feet to 225 cubic feet in load capacity.  Fuel options are NG, LP, and diesel.  Low electrical demand allows most models to be operated on a low amp single 120 volt or 220 volt feed.  Stainless steel options are available as well as optional chamber linings and many afterburner configurations.  

Contraband Incineration

Illegal drug traffic is a growing problem in the US and abroad. Firelake has models in use that render the contraband to ashes as shown in the photos from a recent install.   Automatically controlled burners attack the waste from multiple sides.  Secondary burn chambers are available in many sizes.  Operation is simple, preheat, load, press START.  A few hours later the materials were broken down into ashes.

General Waste Incinerator for Remote Island

   

Firelake Incineration has again been contracted to fabricate a waste disposal incinerator.  Food products and other wastes will be destroyed within the large chambered unit using diesel burners and fans.  The incinerator will be shipped from Firelake in April and barged to a remote island shortly after.  A large secondary chamber will be reducing the flue gas stream coming from the main burn chamber.   Controls on the incinerator are simple yet effective.  Two thermocouples are mounted in the chambers to monitor heat and control burners and fans.   Heavy construction with sheet steel and cast refractory assures containment.   Ash removal is from the side or top.   Ease of assembly is common among Firelake products.  Most customers can assemble the incinerator in the morning and fire the first waste load in the afternoon.   Firelake has many options for incinerators.  As a potential customer we invite you to ask us about your application.  The best performance at the best price is our goal.

Firelake Cannabis Incinerator

Complete destruction of waste cannabis products is achieved with many models of Firelake incinerators.  Only a matter of minutes is required to reduce the mass in to a black ash.   Temperatures can be adjusted as well as burner fuel flows to achieve optimum performance.  Sealed doors and thick cast refractory walls contain the waste, heat, and odors until combustion is complete.   Firelake makes many sizes and options for your needs.   Contact us for details and price budgeting. 

Contraband Incinerator Ready for Startup

A contraband disposal site in Georgia is using a Firelake Model P50 to destroy illegal substances.  Waste materials will be broken down to fine ash or very brittle unrecognizable remains.  The top loading multiburner incinerator has a large capacity primary chamber and a secondary burn chamber to eliminate chamber smoke.  Temperature control of the lower burners is done by monitoring the stack gas.   The P50 has a heavy steel case lined with 4 inches of cast refractory.   High temperature paint covers all external surfaces.  Stainless perforated sheet is used to cap the stack exit.   Many years of service is anticipated for the patrol officers.

Incinerators, Cremators, Firelake Manufacturing

1924. Yes, ninety-three years ago IBM was founded and J. Edgar Hoover was placed in charge at the FBI.  Firelake has a history tracing back that far.   What have we done?  Designed, tested, built, sold, and serviced combustion equipment for a significant part of that time.  Many dozens of models and hundreds of features have been introduced to the world.  Products fit the agricultural market, medical market, waste disposal market, laboratories, factories, airports, ships, oil fields, and more.   We have customers in biotechnology using them for dryers.  Cremators are Incinerators and inversely.  We have many sizes for most applications in the small and mid-sized market.   Firelake offers burners that use propane, natural gas, and diesel.   At Firelake we have designed specific purpose models to meet the characteristics of different waste streams.  Firelake offers A, C, P, and X models to match your waste or animal types.   Some of our competition started in the farm disposal business to dispose of poultry and decided to market those designs as medical waste and veterinary machines.   The performance of models not designed for the waste at hand do not work as well, plain and simple.  Emissions, heat release, operating ease are some of the areas these all encompassing marketers fall short.     Firelake offers no charge assistance for customers completing permits for local air agencies.   We do custom designs often at no extra charge.  The products we offer return revenue to your business.  Contact us with your plans and we will suggest a model to match your need.   If the situation does not justify selling you our equipment we will tell you.

Medical Marijuana Cultivation Incinerator

Firelake will be providing a marijuana crop destruction incinerator at a newly permitted cultivation facility in Pennsylvania.   A cannabis cultivation farm is no simple undertaking.   Aside from necessary security measures the construction is being done according to FDA, Building, and NFPA code.   The primary waste burned will be unused bio parts from the plants.  Incineration will be done inside the main incineration burn chamber where high temperature is confined by refractory lined walls that are encased with coated steel sheet.  Controls allow automatic operation after the operator loads the chamber.   A second burn chamber located above the main chamber destroys any materials that exit the lower chamber.   Normal operation is quiet, odor free, and smoke free.   If you have similar needs for a medical cannabis operation Firelake would like to offer options that are economical and simple to use.

Group of Contraband Destroying Units Ship Out

Firelake designed and built a group of Model P16 contraband destroying incinerators for a Western US state’s drug enforcement department.   Seen in the pictures these heavily constructed thermal lined assemblies will be field assembled and operating within hours of arrival.   Meeting the state regulatory needs were accomplished with standard Firelake designs and controls.  Operation is simple.  Load, and the burn is started with a press of a button.  The process ends automatically and stops the burners.    Burner flame is monitored and controlled.   Heat rises and surrounds the waste materials.   Ash removal is done by side access door or from above.  The P16 has high temperature rated cast lining all the way from burn chamber to stack exit.   A stainless steel cap and screen rest at the top of the stack.   In the stack section is a Secondary Burn chamber that destroys any unburned materials leaving the lower chamber.   Stack data is available for most Firelake models.

Creative Savings on Firelake Incinerators

Have you been thinking of starting a cremation business for animals or on-site waste disposal?  The price of buying equipment can make that decision difficult.  Initial cost to get in the business can be softened by using readily available payment options.  This leaves your cash free to use for other supplies and payroll.   Firelake has examples of payback experienced by other customers.   With a moderate amount of monthly cremations our incineration equipment typically can be paid for in around two years.   Firelake has quality units under $8,000 that easily fit in to a small shed or corner of a room.   Stack gas data is available on many models if your area requires such.   Firelake always offers no charge permitting assistance.    EXAMPLE: Assuming 200 animals a year and doing multiple individuals at one batch you can net $10,000 income a year.   A small cremator could be paid off.   Contact Firelake to discuss numbers.   Have your prices for LP, NG, or diesel available and estimates for animals per year and the going rate per animal in your area.   We will help size a unit and estimate a payback time.