CBA Associate Member Beralmar Technologic recently commissioned a new solid brick plant in Malaysia. The first phase of the new facility has a production of 480 tonnes per day.The tunnel kiln and the two drying tunnels are 168 metres long with an internal width of 6.3 metres.
Beralmar supplied a dryer and a tunnel kiln for a production of 750 tonnes/day of solid bricks. The production system is made up of a Presthermic airtight tunnel kiln and Llevant direct kiln car setting dryer. The dryer, has a comfortable drying cycle of more than 50 hours for all formats and is only fed by hot air recovered from the kiln.
It is important to note that the only thermal energy consumed in the factory is petcoke, using a Micromatic system. Commissioning was well planned, and all the brick in the first kiln car out of the kiln were manufactured to the highest quality.
Although the new HAP KEE plant will currently produce only solid formats, its senior management plans to introduce thermoblock formats to Malaysia in future phases.