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Simple Tweaks to Make Your Cremation Operations Earth-Friendly
July 22, 2010, 2:12 pm
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Our fearless leader Paul Rahill provides several tips on making your cremation equipment environmentally friendly. Here are several environmental practices you can adopt unto your current cremation operations.

  1. Increase retention time will allow the cremation equipment to increase the cleansing action, which in turn will lower emissions. Replace or upgrade current, outdated cremation equipment is the best route to a greener environment.
  2. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and CANA recommend that the ideal secondary chamber temperature is 1,400 degrees F. You can add or adapt temperature control systems to older and existing cremation equipment for added suel savings.
  3. Configure opacity controls, optical scanning devices that monitor emmissions, to take action if they detect unwarranted occurences (i.e. visible smoke in the stack). Most existing cremation equipment in crematories can be retro fitted for a reasonable cost.
  4. Oxygen control allows for improved performance and costs. Controlling oxygen reduces emissions and cuts fuel consumption.
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