Have you ever seen or read any of the popular instructional books in the “Dummies” series? Not everyone is a master of all knowledge. If you are considering a purchase of an incinerator or cremator, here are a few questions and be better informed to make a decision during your incinerator or cremator selection.
What is the difference between an incinerator and a cremator? The main difference between and incinerator and a cremator is the spelling! The physical difference and operation is the same. One term may be more or less appealing than the other. The terminology used may make a difference if a permit is to be filed to operate.
Is an incinerator or cremator a cost burden to my business? Probably not! We often hear that the cremator becomes the best employee they have. Every time the cremator is used, it makes money. Savings generated by doing on-site waste disposal, or cash flow is generated by returning pet remains to grieved customers in pet cremation.
Is there special skill needed to operate an incinerator or cremator properly? No. Your current staff can learn to use a cremator in just a few hours. Operation is simple, load, close, press start, return later and remove ash. After a couple days most people are very competent.
How do I know if a cremator has good product design?
Cremator Selection Rules of Thumb: Steel cased models with a poured refractory lining are best. Cremator models with grates are better than models that have the load resting on the floor of the chamber. Models with single burners located at the entry of the stacking are best, this reburns smoke or gasses before exiting the chamber. Multi-chamber burner models provide reburn opportunity of flue gas and are normally better than single chamber units. Fuel selection is not a concern, use what is least costly in your area. Firelake Manufacturing offers cremators and incinerators with LP, Natural gas, and Diesel.
Does operating temperature make a difference? Normally the least cost to operate is to run at just enough temperature to cleanly burn off the waste stream. Any attempt to operate at greater temperature will add to equipment cost and consume more fuel. If the local authorities require a certain temperature, then you may have to comply to obtain a permit to operate.
Do you have more questions about Cremator Selection? Firelake Manufacturing can answer your cremator questions, help you locate a local dealer, and get you started. Call us today at 800-820-3391 or contact us here. We will be happy to explain our equipment, what is needed to get a machine installed, and how to operate it in a few simple steps. The payback will start on the first run.