The Lyman Group, a leading manufacturer of roofing materials in Indonesia, recently set up a new roofing tile plant. Bedeschi was the company commissioned to supply a tunnel kiln, in which the roofing tiles are fired self-standing in a monolayer.
Objective of the project developed by the Bedeschi engineering team was uniform firing as required to meet the high quality standards specified by the final client. Innovative solutions linked to the placement and type of the burners installed permit optimal management of the flows inside the kiln. Moreover, thanks to the loading system which makes separation of the tiles possible, optimal surface quality and a reduction in firing cycle and consumption are obtained. With its dimensions and a 16-h firing cycle, the kiln can reach a significant production level. Working at high temperatures, the kiln is able to meet different requirements for colours. The monitoring and control system is fully automatic.
The plant was installed in a very short time and successfully started up in October 2014.