The performance of industrial enameling furnaces may gradually decline over time.
This may result in higher
energy consumption (read increased enameling cost) and reduced quality of the coated surface.
In extreme cases the enameling furnace may even unexpectedly break down, because insulation has been damaged and/or worn out.
Therefore we suggest
regular inspections & thermal imaging to identify major heat bridges and other spots with possible insulation issues.
Thermal imaging of industrial enameling furnace roof
Heat bridges at clean out door
DTC may conduct energy audits to identify possible energy savings at your vitreous enameling plant, thanks to our broad knowledge and hands-on experience with industrial enameling processes & equipment since 1984.
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The European Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU), also known as the EED, was established in 2012.
The aim of this Directive is to help to realise the European target set in 2007 to reduce European energy consumption by 20% by 2020.
This should contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas and air pollutants, to a decrease of energy costs, and to lower dependence on import of fossil fuel.
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With ultrasonic thickness measurement, you may detect the thickness of individual layers within a multi layer coating.
This may be of great help, when troubleshooting e.g. a two coats / one fire vitreous enameling process.
our webshop for more details about this and other film thickness gauges.
ultrasonic thickness gauge
Depending upon the annual production volume, it might be interesting to reduce labor cost by integrating all equipment of an enameling plant for water heaters and/or solar boilers.
Such integration may be done with traditional monorail conveyors in combination with automatic transfer devices, like on the picture below.
Automatic transfer unit for large boilers
Alternatively a so-called power & free conveyor system may be used.
This conveyor type consist of two conveyor tracks above each other.
Example of power and free conveyor
On the lower level free cars may run, while via the power chain at the upper level the free cars may be (dis)connected and transported.
Nowadays there are P+F systems, which thanks to a very special transfer system even include the transport of products within the enameling furnace.
Enameling furnace with Power & Free conveyor
DTC may assist with the evaluation, which solution is most suitable for your vitreous enameling project.
DTC will attend the 24th International Enamellers Congress, which will be held in Chicago from May 28 till 31, 2018, and present a technical paper about managing essential (enameling) know-how.
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The availability of spare parts is essential for keeping your enameling plant up & running.
DTC has 30+ years experience with the design, delivery & installation of equipment for industrial porcelain (vitreous) enameling plants.
Over these years we have developed a broad industrial network, which enables us to source criticial spare parts for enamelling equipment previously supplied by :
Smit Sinus Enamelling
Alliance Enamel Engineering
Allied Enamel Supplies
contact DTC, if you have any difficulties to find replacement parts for your enameling facilities.
Ditmer Trading & Consulting BV was incorporated by Ronald Ditmer on November 20, 2007 and aims to provide professional Business-To-Business services.
We are fully registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Rotterdam under license number 24422998 and are focused on rendering process & equipment know-how and project support to international customers in the porcelain enameling industry.
Thanks to 30+ years accumulated practical experiences with exporting custom-build capital equipment for the finishing industry and moderate overhead expenses, DTC may provide truly independent consultancy services with an attractive price/quality ratio.
Contact us now to discuss your questions/requirements.
Compliance with governmental regulations & guidelines and voluntary industrial standards is getting increasingly important in order to sell your (enameled) products both domestic & international.
At the same time, these regulations & standards are introduced and/or modified at a faster space then before and keeping up with all these developments is challenging for most organisations.
This website may assist you by providing an overview of recent developments via automatically aggregated information from multiple sources.
Feel free to contact us, if you require any further information and/or assistance.
Successful implementation of any new industrial enameling plant requires :
• Enamelable products
• Appropriate enameling process(es)
• Reliable equipment with correct capacities & lowest Total Cost of Ownership
• Logical plant layout
• Smart process & quality control
DTC may assist with know-how & hands-on support to accomplish your enameling plant project in time and within budget & specifications.