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Loesche to merge activities in thermal applicator sector

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World Cement,

In future, the Loesche Group will merge its activities in the combustion and drying systems sector into a central location at its main centre, under the name ‘Loesche Thermal Applications’. Alongside the established hot-gas generators, the business incorporates combustion systems for solid, liquid and gaseous fuels, as well as complete drying systems for a wide variety of industrial applications. By uniting the core competencies in the thermal applications sector, the Loesche Group aims to strengthen its market position. The engineering resources available at the head office in Dusseldorf enable efficient and optimised complete system solutions that can be centrally implemented for customers, in accordance with Loesche’s quality standard.

Pooling marketing, project management, purchasing, processing technology and proactive development together with an individual burner test facility in the in-house test centre also contributes to this goal.

Loesche hot gas generators have been used, worldwide, for decades in the cement and power plant industries.

Loesche HGGs is distinguished from burner systems with refractory linings through the use of reliable high temperature-resistant steel combustion chambers for heat flow adjustment with virtually no delay when power varies. This means no heating phases whatsoever, barely any heat exchange with the surroundings and a high energy efficiency thanks to optimally designed heating processes. The Loesche steel combustion chambers also work in combination with a multiple lance burner (MLB), developed and patented by Loesche, specially developed for combusting lean gases. It features a short flame with stable combustion and a large control range of up to 1:70, which enables total combustion of lean gas without a supporting flame. More than 50 of these MLBs have been successfully deployed worldwide. Further technical developments of the burner systems are carried out using the in-house burner test facility in the test centre.

By merging Loesche with A TEC Greco Combustion Systems Europe GmbH, the competencies of the two companies in the area of combustion technology are pooled, providing customers with highly efficient solutions anywhere where the generation of process heat is needed. Even temperatures over 750 °C are possible with hot gas generators with refractory linings.

Loesche is also able to plan and manufacture complex thermal processing equipment. The hot gas generators for the customer MANFRED BLIND GmbH are one such example of this. Over 10 generators with various designs have already been put into operation since 2012.

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