Ceramic Industry

Riedhammer Secures Orders from Green Energy Manufacturer

September 15, 2010

Riedhammer GmbH announced it has secured two orders from a leading manufacturer of green energy products. A rotary calciner will be used to produce raw materials and a high-temperature batch kiln will sinter those materials into ceramic electrolytes. Both of the kilns will be installed at an existing facility that is being repurposed to produce green energy products, and operations are expected to be under way in the second quarter of 2011. The total value of the two projects is more than $5.3 million.

The batch kiln has an internal volume of 12 cubic meters (425 ft2) and fires to 1600°C (2900°F) using natural gas as a fuel. It includes the latest technologies for reduced emissions, energy recovery, and high-volume production while maximizing temperature uniformity and minimizing potential contaminants.

The rotary calciner can process more than 500 kg/hr (1100 lb/hr) of the raw material. The tube is lined with special, high-purity materials to minimize silica, alkali and transition metal poisoning of the material. The calciner is direct-fired using natural gas.

For more information, phone (49) 911-52-180) or visit www.riedhammer.com.