IMPS™ is Nutec Bickley’s unique firing and cooling pulsing control system.

  • Individual burners are pulsed from high fire to low fire at a controlled rate to give the required heat input.
  • The additional burner velocity at precise gas-to-air ratios provides a perfect solution in relation to temperature uniformity as well as fuel efficiency.
  • The hardware and software that is now used to make IMPS™ possible has been developed by Nutec Bickley over the past 20+ years and has been used in ceramic firing in hundreds of installations.
  • IMPS™ allows different firing modes at any stage to create the perfect firing cycle for the required firing parameters.
  • IMPS™ can be used in batch and continuous processes and can be integrated with heat recovery systems.

IMPS™ firing modes include:

  • Steaming – prolonged, controlled low temperature hold, as low as 100°C (212°F)
  • Excess Air – perfect for very tight temperature uniformity
  • On Ratio – the most fuel efficient option available
  • Reduction – specific requirement for certain products and processes
  • Rapid Cooling – when speed of cooling is most important
  • Normal Cooling – where some control is required
  • Slow or extra controlled cooling – for times when cooling rate is critical
  • Controlled cooling using burners – for sensitive products where temperature needs to be held during the cooling process