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Alternative Fuels for the Brick Industry

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Alternative Fuels for the Brick Industry

Though natural gas is widely used as an energy source in the brick industry worldwide, however, one can’t possibly deny the significance of the alternative fuels.  Alternative fuels such as biogas, biomass and its derivative fuels, on the other hand, have the potential to shield the brick manufacturers from the fluctuating price of the natural gas in the market. Also, renewable energy sources can be cheaper than the natural gas itself if all the factors are considered. In this era of science and technology where the governments are more focused on the environmental impact of industrialization, alternative fuels such as biogas and biomass-derived fuel can be really helpful for the industries struggling to meet the strict environmental standards and regulations imposed by the local governments. The brick industry is also required to meet the stringent standards and regulations therefore the brick manufacturing should focus on alternative fuels such as renewable energy sources in terms of environmental impact and energy efficiency solutions.

Fuels:

In earlier times, fired bricks were manufactured by utilizing the renewable energy source i.e. wood. Now it is mainly used in developing countries with a few exceptions such as to create appropriate atmospheric conditions in kilns for color effects on facing bricks. In Europe and US, some brick manufacturing plants operate on landfill gas while some in Europe run on recycled lubricants. Despite the diversity of available fuels, there are two methods in which fuel is introduced into the brick making process:

  • As an external fuel i.e. fuel combusted with the aid of burner.
  • As an internal, body fuel i.e. mixed with clay.

Also, there are three types of fuels based on the physical properties i.e. solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Gaseous fuels can only be used as external fuels while solid and liquid fuels can be used as internal as well as external fuels. An overview of potential fuels for brickyards is given in thefollowing table.

 

Table: Potential fossil and substitutive fuels for Brick Industry

Solid

Liquid

Gas

Fossil

Renewable

Alternative

Fossil

Renewable

Alternative

Fossil

Renewable

Alternative

Petrol coke

Wood and similar

Fuel from household waste

Light boiler oil

Vegetable oil and fat

Recycled frying fat

LNG

Biogas

 

Biogas

 

Anthracite

 

Fuel from industrial waste

Heavy boiler oil

Rendering fat

Motor oil hydraulic oil

NG

 

Syngas

 

Coke

 

Dried wastewater treatment sludge cake

 

Biodiesel

Waste fatty acids

 

 

Landfill gas Sewage gas

 

Coal

 

Dried organic sludges

 

Alcohol (methanol, ethanol)

Synthetic hydrocarbons

 

 

Hydrogen

 

 

 

 

 

Waste glycerine from biodiesel production

Pyrolysis oil

 

 

Pyrolysis gas

 

 

The use of solid fuels isn’t beneficial as it generates excessive ash within the kiln. The repeated use of solid fuel leads to the deposition of ash on the surface of the product and in the cores and could contribute to the health hazard of the user.

The current energy trend in Brick Industry:

Most of the brick industries in developed countries is utilizing natural gas along with other fossil fuels to meet their energy demand while in developing countries coal, wood, oil and other sources of energy is being utilized in the manufacturing of bricks. The current fossil fuel usage results in large amount greenhouse gases which contribute to the global warming. Following graph provides an overview of carbon emission worldwide for fossil fuel usage:

 

Alternative Fuels:

Alternative fuels like biogas and biomass have the potential to effectively reduce the environmental impact of thebrick industry while successfully decreasing the costs of fuel by cutting down the quantity of fossil fuel intake. Following are the some of the alternative fuels for brick industry:

Biogas:

Biogas was first utilized early in 1895 as a fuel for street lamps in the town of Exeter in the UK. Since then technology has advanced significantly, thus enabling the humanity to devise the most efficient systems yet for the generation of biogas. Today the generation of biogas is usually represented by single or two-stage fermentation systems.

Biogas is a mixture of different gases generated as a result of decomposition of organic matter in absence of oxygen. Waste matter from various sources (agriculture waste, food waste, organic waste, municipal waste etc.) is utilized in the production of biogas hence it is the cleanest source of energy. Purified biogas consists of about 90-92% of methane. Following table provides the composition of biogas. 

Table: Composition of biogas

Compound

Molecular formula

%

Methane

CH4

50-75

Carbon dioxide

CO2

25-50

Nitrogen

N2

0-10

Hydrogen

H2

0-1

Hydrogen sulfide

H2S

0-3

Oxygen

O2

0-1

 

Biogas Advantages:

Following are the benefits of the utilization of biogas in the brick industry:

  • It can be utilized in the entire kiln without any restrictions.
  • When biogas is produced from biomass within the brick manufacturing plant, it offers aconsiderable reduction in the consumption of fossil fuels.
  • The waste material from the production of biogas can be totally utilized in brick making processes.
  • The waste material from the fermentation of biomass can be utilized as a density reducing agent for low density bricks without compromising on the quality or the chemical composition of green or fired bricks.
  • Construction of full sized biogas plants can result in favorable economic conditions of operation for the brick manufacturing plant, if the biogas plant is run on certain waste streams.
  • As biogas plant utilizes organic waste material, brick manufactures can use biogas plants as a source of revenue that handles waste material from food industry.
  • Biogas is a renewable energy source and one of the most environmental friendly fuel one can utilize.
  • It can be beneficial for the brick industry in meeting the strict emission requirements imposed by the local government.

 

Biomass:

Biomass is world’s fourth largest energy source, contributing to about 13% of the total energy consumption. In developing countries, it contributes to about 33% of total energy consumption, however in industrialized countries its use is rather limited with a contribution of about 3% of total energy consumption.

If biomass and its derivative fuels are utilized in the brick industry on a sustainable level, i.e. for cutting down of every tree a new tree is planted, their environmental impact is considered to be neutral because of the greenhouse gases generated during the burning of fuel is utilized by the planted crops or trees hence keeping the overall balance.

Biomass Advantages:

Following are the benefits of using biomass as a substitutive fuel for brick industry:

  • Biomass and biomass derived fuel can be used on a sustainable level without any or negligible environmental impact.
  • Biomass energy is considered to be renewable source of energy; hence, it can’t be depleted even with excessive use.
  • As biomass itself is usually waste material from different sources, it reduces the overall was
  • Waste from food industries, agriculture, biogas plants, coal, and other sources can be used as a fuel which can be used as a source of revenue for processing of wastes.
  • Biomass offers a vast variety of fuels to choose from at a significant cost savings when compared to traditional fossil fuels.
  • Biomass and its derivative fuels can help brick industries to meet the strict environmental standards and regulations imposed by local government.

Venice Biennale 2017: Marco Raggi

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Venice Biennale 2017: Marco Raggi

Bernini Impianti is proud to announce the sponsorship of the most important art exhibition in Venice at the moment. The best italian artists feature their work such as Marco Raggi and there are currently more than 1000 visitors each day.

The 57th International Art Exhibition, titled "VIVA ARTE VIVA" and curated by Christine Macel, is organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The Exhibition also includes 86 National Participations in the historic Pavilions at the Giardini, at the Arsenale and in the historic city centre of Venice.

The exhibition can be visited until the 26th November 2017.

Venice Biennale 2017

Website: www.labiennale.org

Delegation from Vietnam

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Delegation from Vietnam

In June 2017, we welcomed a special delegation from Vietnam. We have been in good relations with our clients in that region for more than 10 years. The group was made up of General Director, Mr. Nguyen Duc Hoang, Deputy General Director, Mr. Hoang Quang Tuyen and two board members at DONG NAI BRICK AND TILE CORPORATION. We have reinforced our strong relationship by discussing future projects and ideas.

We are sincerely thankful for the trust clients show us throughout the years. For us this represents a confirmation and recognition of the commitment and care Bernini Impianti puts on each project.

We are sure visits like this one will be repeated in the near future.

South Africa: Making Every Brick Count

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South Africa: Making Every Brick Count

54th Annual General Meeting & Conference 2017

Claybrick Association South Africa

"Making Every Brick Count"

 

From the 12th to the 14th May 2017 at the beautiful city of Cape Town was held one of the most important events of the year for the clay brick industry in South Africa.

With a very rich program with a series of conferences from distinguished members of the association, local and international. Bernini Impianti was honored to participate as speaker represented by our General Manager Eng. Massimo Bernini.

On Saturday night the delegates were invited to a very nice gala dinner held at the Cape Town Aquarium, what an amazing venue!

We are sure that this event has strengthen our relationship with brick manufacturers in South Africa to help them achieve the goal of reducing emissions to the environment and increasing quality production.

More: http://www.claybrick.org/news/

ECTS Symposium at Isfahan, IRAN 2016

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ECTS Symposium at Isfahan, IRAN 2016

Bernini Impianti was glad to participate on the ECTS Symposium at Isfahan, Iran held on October 18th and 19th 2016.

The title of our presentation was "Better Efficiency of Combustion and Low Consumption with Gas Burners for Hoffmann and Tunnel Kilns"

We were pleased to share possible solutions and services Bernini Impianti can offer for the Brick industry in Iran.

If you want to check some images and slides used at the event please follow this link.

Bernini Impianti Combustion Systems at Tecnargilla 2016

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Bernini Impianti Combustion Systems at Tecnargilla 2016

Bernini Impianti wanted to thank you for visiting our stand at the Tecnargilla 2016 exhibition held from the 26th to the 30th October. We also hope that you had a good time and enjoyed your visit to Rimini, Italy.

Bernini Impianti has been offering drying and burning systems to brick manufacturers for over 60 years, maintaining our commitment to give customers specific solutions at a competitive price. Making our main goal to help our clients to reach their goals.

If you have any further questions that weren't addressed at the exhibition please don’t hesitate to contact us right away at info@bernini-impianti.it

Please check our video channel to see more information about the exhibition and our systems:

https://www.youtube.com/BerniniImpianti

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Tecnargilla 2016 - Rimini Fiera, Italy

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Tecnargilla 2016 - Rimini Fiera, Italy

26 - 30 September 2016

HALL C5 Claytech - Stand 134

Rimini Fiera, Expo Centre, Italy

http://www.tecnargilla.it/

Events

Events

2016      
Event Description Location Dates
TECNARGILLA 2016 25° Salone internazionale delle tecnologie e delle forniture per l'industria ceramica e del laterizio Rimini, Italy September, 26th - 30th
ECTS SYMPOSIUM 2016 European Ceramic Technology Suppliers ECTS Isfahan, Iran October, 18th - 19th
PROJECT IRAN 2016 Pioneering platform to open gates for International business to Iran’s construction sector Tehran, Iran April, 24th - 27th
UZBUILD 2016 Main construction exhibition of Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan March, 2nd - 4th
CERAMATECH 2016 3° specialized show for ceramic industry machinery, equipment, technology and raw materials Moscow, Russia January, 26th - 29th
2015      
Event Description Location Dates
CERAMITEC 2015 Leading international trade show of the ceramic industry Munich, Germany October, 20th - 23th
EXPOCONSTRUCCIÓN 2015 13° Expoconstrucción y Expodiseño. In association with Tecnober S.A.S Bogotá, Colombia May, 19th - 24th
ECTS CONFERENCE 2015 European Ceramic Technology Suppliers Izmir, Turkey April, 24th
MOSBUILD 2015 21° Main construction exhibition in Russia Moscow, Russia April, 14th - 17th
UZBUILD 2015 Main construction exhibition of Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan March, 2nd - 4th
CERAMATECH 2015 2° specialized show for ceramic industry machinery, equipment, technology and raw materials Moscow, Russia January, 27th - 30th
INDIAN CERAMICS 2015 10° Annual Ceramic Materials, Machinery Supplies & Technology Show Ahmedabad, India January, 21th - 23th
2014      
Event Description Location Dates
TECNARGILLA 2014 24° Salone internazionale delle tecnologie e delle forniture per l'industria ceramica e del laterizio Rimini, Italy September, 22th - 26th
II EXPOCEVER 2014 Máquinas e Equipamentos para Indústria Cerâmica Vermelha Rio Do Sul, Brazil April, 23th - 25th
SEEBBE 2014 South-East Europe Belgrade Building Expo Belgrade, Serbia April , 8th - 12th
MOSBUILD 2014 20° Main construction exhibition in Russia Moscow, Russia April ,1st - 04th
KIEVBUILD 2014 18° International professional building exhibition Kiev, Russia March ,04th - 06th
INDIAN CERAMICS 2014 9° Annual Ceramic Materials, Machinery, Supplies & Technology Show Ahmedabad, India February ,26th - 28th
SIBBUILD 2014 Building & Interior Exhibition Novosibisrsk, Russia January , 28th - 31th
2013      
Event Description Location Dates
ENCONTRO NACIONAL 2013 42° Encontro Nacional da Industria de Ceramica Vermelha Recife Pernambuco, Brazil October, 25th - 28th
KERAMTEX SEMINAR 2013 Seminar Tomsk, Russia October, 16th - 17th
EXPOCER 2013   Curitiba, Brazil June, 26th - 29th
KERAMTEX 2013 Seminar Moscow, Russia May, 30th - 31th
LYBIA BUILD 2013 The International Building and Construction Exhibition Tripoli, Lybia May, 19th - 23th
EXPOCONSTRUCCIÓN 2013 12° Expoconstrucción y Expodiseño Bogotà, Colombia May, 21st - 26th
BATIMATEC 2013 International Exhibition for Construction Materials and Building Technologies Algiers, Algeria May, 4th - 8th
SEEBBE 2013 South-East Europe Belgrade Building Expo Belgrade, Serbia April, 16th - 20th
MOSBUILD 2013 19° Main construction exhibition in Russia Moscow, Russia April, 2nd - 5th
INDIAN CERAMICS 2013 8° Annual Ceramic Materials, Machinery, Supplies & Technology Show Ahmedabad, India March, 13th - 21st
KIEVBUILD 2013 17° International professional building exhibition Novosibirik, Russia February, 20th - 22nd
SIBBUILD 2013 Building & Interior Exhibition Novosibirik, Russia February, 5th - 8th
2012      
Event Description Location Dates
INDIAN CERAMICS 2012 7° Annual Ceramic Materials, Machinery Supplies & Technology Show Amhedabad - India March, 20th - 22nd
TECNARGILLA 2012 23° Salone internazionale delle tecnologie e delle forniture per l'industria ceramica e del laterizio Rimini, Italy September, 24th - 28th
SEEBBE 2012 South-East Europe Belgrade Building Expo Belgrade, Serbia April, 24th - 28th
MOSBUILD 2012 18° Main construction exhibition in Russia Moscow, Russia April, 2nd - 05th
KIEVBUILD 2012 16° International professional building exhibition Kiev, Russia February 29th - March 2nd
CERAMITEC 2012 Leading international trade show of the ceramic industry Munich, Germany May, 22nd - 25th
ENCONTRO NACIONAL 2012 40° Encontro Nacional da Industria de Ceramica Vermelha Vitòria, Brazil August, 24th - 27th
BATIMATEC 2012 International Exhibition for Construction Materials and Building Technologies Alger, Algeria May, 3th - 7th
2011      
Event Description Location Dates
BATIMATEC 2011 International Exhibition for Construction Materials and Building Technologies Alger, Algeria May, 9th-13th
SEEBBE 2011 South-East Europe Belgrade Building Expo Belgade, Serbia April, 12nd-16th
MOSBUILD 2011 17° Main construction exhibition in Russia Moscow, Russia April, 5th-8th
INDIAN CERAMICS 2011 6° Annual Ceramic Materials, Machinery Supplies & Technology Show Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India March, 15th-17th
KIEVBUILD 2011 15° International professional building exhibition Kyiv, Ukraine February, 23rd-26th

 

TECNARGILLA 2016

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TECNARGILLA 2016

Rimini, Italy

September, 26 - 30th

CLAYTECH Pavillion C5 - Stand 134

http://www.tecnargilla.it/

Partnership with HYDRA Srl

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Partnership with HYDRA Srl

Partnership with HYDRA Srl

Bernini Impianti is proud to announce a cooperative alliance with an Italian company that develops equipment for drilling and hydraulic tools since 1995: Hydra Hydraulic Tools and her new robotics division which focuses on the design and manufacture of hydraulic robots employed in hazardous areas: Hydra Robotics.

Partner websites:

http://www.hydrahammer.eu/it/

http://www.hydraroboticsdivision.it/

Project Iran 2016

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Project Iran 2016

Project IRAN 2016

Tehran, IRAN

April, 24 - 27th

Stand: A7

http://www.project-iran.com/

 

Bernini Impianti - Trusted Partner for the African Heavy Clay Industry

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Ziegel African Special issue 2016

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Oil Installation - Africa - Bernini Impianti

Oil Fuel Burners

Partnership for Brick Factories in Latin America

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Partnership for Brick Factories in Latin America

Office in Colombia: Tecnober S.A.S.

Bernini Impianti has established a partnership in Latin America with the company Tecnober S.A.S. in Colombia. We now can be near our customers in South America for sales and support 24/7.

Tecnober website:

http://tecnober.com.co

 

 

Ceramatech 2016

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CERAMATECH 2016

Moscow, Russia

January, 26th - 29th

https://www.osmexpo.com/ceramatech

Ceramitec 2015

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Bernini Impianti participates on Ceramitec 2015

Bernini Impianti wanted to thank all visitors of our booth at the Ceramitec 2015 exhibition held from the 20 to 23 October. For the company was a very productive exhibition because we could greet our current customers and meet new ones in one place. Also, the space gave Bernini Impianti  the possibility to network and evaluate new collaboration opportunities with providers, agents, commercial allies and others.

 

Bernini Impianti has been offering drying and burning systems to brick manufacturers for over 60 years, maintaining our commitment to give customers specific solutions at a competitive price. Making our main goal to help you to reach yours.

Some of our news this year included:

- The Hybrid Burner for Solid Fuel and Biomass, HSFB model.

- Association with a company for representation in Latin America, TECNOBER SAS based in Colombia.

If you have any questions,  please don’t hesitate to contact us right away at info@bernini-impianti.itThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please check out our Facebook page to see the photos from the event at Munich and more:

 

https://www.facebook.com/bernini.impianti

We had visitors from 33 countries. This confirms the international scope of the Ceramitec trade show. On the map we can appreciate where do our visitors come from and we confirm our availability at a global scale.

 

Ziegel 5/2015

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Ziegel 5/2015 SPECIAL SOUTH AMERICA

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KILN OPTIMIZATION

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Bernini Technical dipartment can performe a check-up of the kiln with a temperature and pressure scanner.

  • 20 points of the car pack can be measured
  • the relative pressure can be measured
  • the car pushing steps can be monitored
  • two analog signals can be measured
  • the recorded data can be stored for further use and comparisons