Prevention of oil and garbage solution at sea are keywords for Atlas Incinerators. The incinerators are designed for simultaneous burning of sludge oil and solid waste.
After 45 years in the business of producing high quality 3 chamber incinerators, we are proud to say that Atlas Incinerators is the first choice for Ship Owners and Power Plant operators, who know our reputation from first-hand experience, and for making one of the most reliable and operationally cost efficient incinerators on the market.
Our design and engineering team have always focused on easy to operate designs, in order to avoid challenges with i.e. filters and exhaust fans, like many incinerators have.
Furthermore, Atlas Incinerators have the most environmentally friendly designed marine incinerators, thanks to our unique 3 chamber design.
Atlas Incinerators have modern production facilities in Denmark and China as well as a Licensee manufacturer in Korea. At all three facilities, the incinerators are built to the same high standards and quality that our customers expect, when buying products from Atlas. Atlas Incinerators are thoroughly tested before shipment in order to ensure smooth operation from day one.
The Atlas Incinerators product line has been on the market since 1974, and more than 9000 units have been installed world-wide within the marine and offshore industry, but also for land applications such as power plants, hospitals, airports, and as transportable containerized incinerators for various purposes.
For Marine, Offshore and Land installations
Since 1974, Altas Incinerators have been manufacturing incinerators for the Marine and Offshore market, and during this time, we have strived to to make the best marine incinerator on the market. This has resulted in many design improvements as the years have gone by – hence the present incinerator design is the result of 40 years of experience and listening to feedback from our global customers.
With more than 9000 units supplied, primarily to the marine market, we are honoured to say that we are first choice for ship owners.
Because drilling for oil and gas moves further offshore and to more remote areas, the normal procedure of discharging garbage to shore, via supply boats, is becoming more difficult and expensive. The incinerator in the offshore market will therefore be much more necessary in the future.
Offshore Owners often require a special solution with either a containerised or skid-mounted incinerator installed in a non-hazardous area.
Low noise levels are also often an important parameter on an offshore accommodation block or rig. Atlas Incinerators have also delivered sound attenuated containers to meet these low noise level demands.
Atlas Incinerators often supply incinerators to the Power Plant market, where a containerized or skid-mounted solution is required. The customer is typically a major generator manufacturer, who has to offer a turn-key power plant to a developing country. In such applications, our incinerators are required to run 24/7, 365 days per year, burning sludge oil.
Other installations have required that our incinerators operate in remote, and often harsh, environments such as environmental clean-up in Congo or The Royal Danish Army base Station Nord in Greenland.
Atlas incinerators operates without the installation of a Flue gas fan in the exhaust pipe (based upon a max counter pressure of 60 mm WG), saving the ship owner costs in terms of operation and maintenance of what has proven to be the most time-consuming trouble point in an incinerator installation, due to imbalance of the impeller caused by soot from the hot exhaust gasses.
Atlas Incinerators recommend a 1-tank system since it is much simpler to operate one tank automatically than two tanks manually. By not using a settling tank the crew will save time, not needing to settle water out.
Sludge oil mixing tanks are delivered with a circulation pump and a mill pump for agitation and comminution of the tank contents. This makes it possible to burn oil sludge with up to 50% water content, without adding additional diesel oil to the burners or having to drain the tanks.
The sludge oil mixing tanks are available with heating by steam, electricity or thermal oil and in the following sizes:
The IMO standard for sludge oil states that there is 20% water in the sludge oil. Ship Owners often have more water than this so it is important that the incinerator can also cope with higher water contents than the IMO standard.
Many Owners use an extra tank to settle the water out, but this is both time consuming for the crew and takes up more space in the engine room. Some Owners heat up the sludge oil tank to 100°C to evaporate the water and exhaust it to the atmosphere, but evaporating requires a lot of energy and is also time consuming, so is not the perfect solution either.
Atlas Incinerators therefore recommend a 1-tank system since it is much simpler to operate one tank automatically than two tanks manually. By not using a settling tank the crew will save time, not needing to settle water out. An additional benefit with burning high water contents is that one can burn higher volumes of sludge oil, due to the cooling effect of the water, and NOX emissions are also reduced.
Sludge oil treatment tanks are delivered with a circulation pump and a mill pump for agitation and comminution of the tank contents. This makes it possible to burn oil sludge with up to 50% water content, without adding additional diesel oil to the burners or having to drain the tanks.
The sludge oil mixing tanks are available with heating by steam, electricity or thermal oil.
The age where Ship Owners are expected to be more environmentally “green” in their operations and choice of equipment onboard, the humble incinerator is often overlooked. This is partly due to the relatively low energy consumed by the incinerator when compared to the main engines (less than 1%).
Nevertheless Atlas Incinerators have always used a multi or 3-chamber design in an effort to make a more environmentally friendly incinerator. This unique 3-chamber design achieves a longer retention time than conventional 1-chamber designed marine incinerators, and by extending the time that the waste is subjected to 850-950°C lower dioxins (SOX and NOX) emissions are achieved, well below the IMO emission standards and often acceptable for Land applications as well.
Extra combustion air is injected into the after-burning chambers, ensuring destruction of all unburned particles. This extra flow prevents any unburned particles or flames from escaping the incinerator and entering the flue gas funnel.
All chambers are protected by high temperature castable lining designed to withstand temperatures of up to 1600°C.
The Sludge burner is an Atlas Incinerators design of the air atomizing type with no moving parts, which via the sludge circulating pipe is equipped with a “self cleaning strainer” preventing any kind of blocking, hence no maintenance required and much reduced spare parts compared to rotary cup burners