Blog

scroll me

The small but significant things in incinerator manufacture

The importance of delivering on time - It was a while ago when a nursing home in South India wanted a small incinerator for their biomedical waste. The doctor in charge wanted delivery in 15 days, which was difficult considering most machines are made from scratch, plus we had a heavy shop load at that time. Our philosophy has always been to deliver on time, but in this case, we delivered the incinerator a few days ahead of time, making the doctor extremely happy. The machine was also installed and commissioned immediately. It became a reference point in that region and the doctor was only too glad to show the incinerator to any prospective buyer.

 

Project Management & Quality Control - Around a decade ago, we started bidding for requirements of incinerator packages for the Oil & Gas industry which had varied applications such as for the disposal of hydrocarbon condensate and even non-hazardous camp waste, some required to work in classified hazardous areas. After getting one such contract, we received a visit from the client's expeditor - a Scotsman whose main task was to ensure the project was on track and as per schedule. He had a simple method to check this. On a print-out of the project schedule, he drew a line on the current date and simply asked us to show him all the progress which should have been made to the left of the line. No fancy project management tools, but simple common sense! He asked us to give him our 'plan b' in case some points, particularly those not in our direct control were delayed. The inspection and test plan had the usual review, witness and hold points, but this project had 5 parties involved - Haat, Haat's TPI, Client, Client's TPI and the Expeditor. It was a pleasure to interact with him and his visit certainly ensured we were kept on our toes.

 

More on this project here

 

When it comes to surface preparation before painting, NACE standards require the blasted surface to conform to SA 2 1/2. Then, of course, 2 or 3 coats of paints, each coat with a minimum/ maximum thickness has to be ensured. Sometimes, the blasting and painting processes have to be pre-qualified by a NACE Level 3 inspector. All the effort has been worth it. There are onshore terminals where the incinerator's paint is intact even after a decade of supply!

 

Many of our hazardous waste incinerators are working, in some cases for more than 10 years, in India and abroad. The installations include:

 

The first offshore gas field development of one of the private sector giants in India and its first underwater discovery. It was also India's largest deposit of natural gas and the largest such discovery in the world in 2002. The production block is in the Bay of Bengal at depths of up to some 4000 ft where the pressure runs well over a hundred times atmospheric pressure and temperatures close to freezing.

 

If the above was a deep sea location, we then got into the Barmer desert in Rajasthan for another large oil and gas field.

 

Then came a contract for the National Iranian Oil Company, Iran, at the border of Iraq .

 

Another incinerator system was supplied to Gazprom in Iraq.

 

One more prestigious contract was for Myanmar, a project executed by Hyundai Heavy Industries where the greatest attention to detail, safety and specifications was given.

 

Testimonials.

“Model GD-3 and GD-6 incinerators cater to all the waste generated in our hatchery plant. Working satisfactorily and no smoke is visible. We appreciate HAAT in helping us to dispose off our hatchery waste and mortality effectively.” - Dr. S.V. Deshpande, Manager, Venco Research and Breeding Farms Ltd.

 

Over 550 + installations
7 Continents
25 + incinerator models
Registered Office

Haat Incinerators India Pvt Ltd,

35 B&C, Jigani Industrial Area,

Bengaluru - 560 105,

India.


Phone

+91- (0) 8110-41-66-66

Fax

+91- (0) 8110-41-66-99