Thursday, October 12, 2017

Access is the First consideration in Kiln Maintenance

Each burn floor is unique and every configuration is different. Here at Bricking Solutions, we understand that and have built 200 Custom Kiln Access Ramps to plants all over the world. 

The Kiln Access Ramp gets personnel and equipment in and out of the kiln safely. The kiln is an island without access to it. Each ramp is custom designed by certified professional engineer, made of high grade 6061-T6 Aluminum, as strong as steel but half of the weight.


Custom designed to a specific burn floor and kiln

Can Be designed around different obstructions such as; burner tubes, columns, pits, etc


Multiple lead up access points when requested


Final dimensional drawings will be submitted for customer approval


Our Kiln Access Ramps are designed and tested internally to provide an optimal solutions for access, weight, and safety


Our Kiln Access Ramps are load tested to support 6,800 kg (15,000 lb) load capacity


Removable Fall Guards are angled for better visibility for vehicle operations


Aluminum construction is as strong as steel but 1/3 the weight and allows for quick and easy installation


Lifting lugs and modular pieces makes installation time 3-4 hours approximately


Bridge Feet ensures direct and stable contact with the kiln shell on brick









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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Small Size, Big Solution

Do you have a kiln 4M (13') or smaller? Bricking Solutions has the right size bricking machine for your kilns from 4M all the way down to 1.5M. 

Our newest addition to our Bricking Machine line is our Ez Flexx50 Small. This bricking machine is similar to our full size models but smaller. The machine is designed for kilns with 3M - 4M (9.8' - 13.1') shell diameters. The flexible arch allows for easy adjustment inside the kiln for
either minor kiln distortion, or to accommodate conical sections or ovality.

  • Structural Components 6061-T6 Aluminum
  •  Load Capacity 2,722kg (6,000 lb)
  • 3.65M (12’) Work Platform Length
  • Safety Check Valve
  • Perf-O-Grip Planking
  • Safety Fall Guards
  • CE, OSHA and AWS D1.2 Compliant
  • Dual Braking System on Arch Trolley

The Econ-O-Ring (ECOR) is an adjustable, economically priced, medium duty machine designed to service kilns with 2.8M - 3.7M (9.2 - 12 ft) shell diameters. The ECOR is a double arched adjustable bricking machine with a unique adjustable frame system and multiple hinged arch sections.

• Structural Components 6061-T6 Aluminum

• Load Capacity 771 kg (1,700 lb)

• Net Weight 300 kg (660 lb)

• Safety Check Valve

• CE, OSHA and AWS D1.2 Compliant

Our smallest machine is our Mini Econ-O-Ring (MECOR) that is adjustable from 47” (1.2M) to 98” (2.5M). Mini Econ-O-Ring can be used in burning chambers for paper mill drying kiln, tertiary return duct in a cement plant, satellite cooler tubes on a cement rotary kiln, and small vessel, kilns and furnaces.

• Structural Components 6061-T6 Aluminum

• Small enough to ship UPS, FedEx, DHL

• Arch Stabilizer Post & Jacking System to adjust arch to the proper distance from the kiln shell

• Safety Check Valve

• CE, OSHA and AWS D1.2 Compliant

For more information or to receive a quotation today, please call or email us at +1-360-794-1277

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Evaluations – Keeping Your Equipment Outage Ready

          It’s there, in the shadow of your kiln, waiting to be called upon to perform its one task – helping you quickly and safely reline your kiln. But, your Bricking Machine has been worked hard over the years and is a little beat up. 

A leaky hose here, a chewed up wheel there. A couple of missing screws and one of the frames is a bit out of whack. Your brick contractor has mentioned that the machine could use some help. These are just some of the reasons that you should have your Bricking Machine evaluated. 

Here at Bricking Solutions, we pride ourselves on fabricating the industry’s best refractory maintenance products, but, as with any piece of equipment, they need some love once in a while. For a Bricking Machine, the first time is usually about 8 years in (then about every 2 years after that). 

By this time, it’s gone through eight or more shutdowns and experienced its fair share of abuse. Having one of our technicians come out and give your Bricking Machine a thorough once over will assure you, your safety team, and your contractor, that the machine is in top shape and, more importantly, completely safe to use. 
We offer one- or two-day evaluations. 
With a one-day evaluation, the technician goes over your machine looking for any visible defects in the structure, as well as ensuring that all moving parts actually move as they are supposed to. Upon completion of the evaluation, the technician will discuss any defects found and the best course of action to fix them. You will also receive a detailed report and a quote for any replacement parts that are needed or recommended. 

With a two-day evaluation, you get everything in the one-day evaluation, but the technician installs all the replacement parts and makes sure that everything is working just as it should. 

The money spent having your machine evaluated is a small price to pay to ensure that it is ready to go for your next outage. With proper care and maintenance, the Bricking Machine that you spent tens of thousands of dollars on can easily last 15-20 years. Spending a couple of thousand dollars every few years can help you accomplish that. 

 Contact us today for your Evaluation Quote


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Without a Bridge Your Kiln is an Island

The scene is familiar.  Your crew steps onto the burn floor in preparation for kiln maintenance.  The door is opened.  The kiln is cooling down.  The outage clock begins to tick. 

 Will your crew safely, easily, and quickly cross the gap between the burn floor and the kiln?  Or has your kiln become an island?  

 Cement plants worldwide come up with many unusual ways to bridge that gap.  Unfortunately, most solutions are heavy, cumbersome, and often unsafe.

Safety and time are critical issues in our industry today,  yet so many decisions are based on trying to save pennies with quick fixes instead of saving dollars with safe and proper kiln access.  

 With safety as the priority, kiln access should be engineered taking in account the burn floor configuration to create a custom designed access which safely, easily, and quickly provides a ramp into the kiln.  

With safety in mind, the design must meet local standards – plant, regional, national and international – reducing safe access concerns for your workers and putting a smile on your safety officer’s face when checking your kiln access ramp.

The time factor ticks by just behind the safety issue.  Think of the outage time saved with a lightweight ramp made of 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum when engineered and fabricated correctly is half the weight of steel.  

 Lighter equals less time and man power to install.  Every minute saved installing and removing the kiln ramp reduces down time putting more profit on your bottom.

When looking for a modern kiln access ramp, there are a few other crucial questions to ask a potential manufacturer.  

 Do they have a reference list including years of experience and satisfied customers in the cement industry? 

 Is manufacturing of refractory access ramp the main business of the supplier?  
 Does the aluminum ramp have a 15,000 lbs capacity with a 3:1 safety factor?  

 Does the ramp design allow a mini excavator to break off coating from the bridge section spanning the cooler?   

 Answers to those questions can bring up more questions as we all know not all burn floors are created equal.   It’s easy to design a ramp when there are no obstructions or elevation issues. 

Straight access to the kiln is ideal, however not realistic.  Unfortunately each burn floor and kiln presents many different engineering design problems.   

As a wise man once said “if you do a chemical analysis you will find a cucumber is 98% water, a strawberry is 98% water and river water is 98% water more or less.  

 Yet no one makes a salad out of river water, a dessert out of a cucumber or fills their swimming pool full of strawberries.”   

The point here is it’s all about the details - big and small - whether you are selecting a new computer system to monitor your kiln, the appropriate refractory for your next outage, or a new aluminum kiln access ramp.


More information here

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