One of Thailand's leading Aluminum sheet manufactures was experiencing high operational costs due to a long melting process and high fuel costs. They needed to find a solution to reduce their fuel consumption and shorten their melting process to remain competitive.
The company decided to turn to Regenerative technology. Because this new solution would be used on their main furnace, "the heart of their company", they needed to find a trusted provider of Regenerative Combustion systems.
Bloom Engineering was chosen to upgrade the company's main melting furnace. Bloom installed the 1150 Regenerative Burner System, intelligent PLC controls and “Quick Change” media case design to improve fuel efficiency, improve melt rate, reduce dross and provide overall easier control of operations.
Today, the operation at the main furnace runs smoothly, more efficiently and with better control. After the upgrade, they have achieved:
- 41% Fuel Savings!
- 5T/hr melt rate (previously 3.8T/hr), resulting in less dross/ higher yield
- Less time “firing” during the melting process, resulting in quicker operation
- Automated control for different stages (melting, tilting, holding)
- User friendly HMI, for complete / easy overview of the entire system & process
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Bloom Engineering is the leading supplier of high temperature industrial burners and associated combustion equipment. The company has extensive experience in the steel, aluminum and forge industries and also provides combustion equipment for many other applications.
The Bloom family of companies specializes in problem solving through custom engineering, rather than by using a "catalog sales" approach. The company prides itself on its in-depth knowledge of the applications in which its equipment is used and the custom designs it creates to provide the best possible solution for each situation.
A truly global business, Bloom has companies and associates in all of the major industrial centers of the world. Its headquarters are in Pittsburgh where it was founded in 1934. Today, Bloom works with 100s of companies worldwide and has over 14,000 combustion-related products installed at customer sites.