Control & Data Acquisition Systems

Nutec Bickley’s broad control systems design experience permits exactly the appropriate level of control sophistication required to meet our customer’s needs.

Systems span include controllers, hybrid systems, PLC’s, operator interfaces, industrial panel PC’s, desktop computers, customized supervisory control data acquisition software (SCADA), and more. In addition to full control over the process, Nutec Bickley’s control systems allow for faster service and trouble-shooting by providing networking and remote monitoring capabilities.

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Heat Recovery Systems

Nowadays, with fuel costs constantly increasing, Nutec Bickley is seriously committed with our customers to improve production rates and efficiencies in our kilns, by minimizing fuel usage and providing the latest proven technology in heat recovery systems.

According to the kiln application, Nutec Bickley’s Engineers review process parameters and available area to carefully design and size the required combustion equipment, controls, heat exchanger type & size, and exhaust systems for a complete solution to obtain the optimum kiln operating efficiency.

ISO-JET® GIII Combustion Systems

The Nutec Bickley ISO-JET® Generation Ill burner is a self-contained, gas or oil fired high performance burner, combining a stoichiometric operating nozzle and combustion chamber, together with a four-port Diffusion Air Block in one integrated assembly. Secondary air (Diffusion Air) diffuses the stoichiometric burner gasses emanating from the burners combustion chamber, tempering them to provide a high velocity jet of uniform temperature to heat the product. The resultant burner is a high velocity design, which permits independent control of the diffusion air rates, affecting burner velocity and exit gas temperature.

High burner jet velocity is important for promoting temperature uniformity in ceramic kilns by entraining high amounts of kiln gasses into the burner jet stream and circulating them throughout the kiln before they are exhausted. During cooling stages, the diffusion air system combined with the primary combustion air system will cool the kiln more rapidly, with better control than any other system.

Burner specifications and operating characteristics:

1. Maximum rated BTU output: 1,500,000 BTUIhr. (375000 Kcal/hr.)
2. Diffusion air capability: in excess of 26,000 SCFH (736 SCMH)
3. Maximum cooling capacity: 41,000 SCFH Air (1161 SCMH) total
4. Turndown: minimum of 18.75: 1
5. Minimum Burner jet outlet temperature: 85°C
6. Flame supervision: equipped with access port for flame supervision (UV).
7. Ignition: Direct spark ignited (or pilot) by ignition rod supplied with the burner

Contact Nutec Bickley for ISO-JET® GIII burners requirement, spare parts and state-of-the-art firing systems!


If advances in firing & heating technology, lining materials and instrumentation have made your kiln obsolete, Nutec Bickley can update the equipment to provide “as new or better” performance for modest capital investment.

Nutec Bickley offers a full range of retrofit services including combustion system upgrades, afterburner design and installation, full construction and commissioning services, and upgrades of instrumentation.

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