RAPID Replacement for Broken CREMATORIUM

Avoid Downtime by planning contingency if your systems fail.

In essence, the advantage here is to have this system in stock, ready for operation in the event of an emergency where your current system shuts down, or is damaged beyond repair.


Some important points:

  1. Not all cremation systems in the UK are supplied with additional abatement technology. This is usually at the discretion of the council.  
  2. Our technology ensures that we produce clean emissions.
  3. In the case of York council additional abatement technology was not required based on their emergency permit guidelines.
  4. If abatement is mandatory for you, we can offer abatement retro-fitting at any time after the emergency period has ended and in the event that you would like keep the system permanently.

Plant Operation
The cremator consists of a primary chamber into which the coffin is inserted and within which the primary combustion takes place. The primary chamber is equipped with a single burner and two sets of air jets. Waste gas produced from this phase of the process exits the primary chamber via transfer ports in the chamber sidewall into the secondary combustion zone where harmful gaseous components are eliminated. The flue gases make numerous passes through the secondary combustion zone, where the temperature is maintained at 850°C with a residence time of at least 2 seconds. Temperatures within the primary and secondary chambers are measured by thermocouples which relay data to the PLC control station.

Emission Limits, monitoring and other provisions
The crematorium is designed for emergency purposes and can operate without an abatement system. It is expected to operate within the emission requirements and methods and frequency of monitoring set out in Table 1.


Concentration Limits

Hydrogen chloride

30 mg/ m3 hourly average

Total particle matter

50mg/m3 Hourly average

Carbon monoxide


Organic compounds

20mg/m3 Averaged over an hour of cremation


Minimum of 850°C (1123K) in secondary combustion chamber

Residence time

Minimum of 2 seconds


Measured wet or dry, minimum average 6%and minimum 3%


Container size: HC 20ft
Total weight: Approximately 20 tonnes
Cycle time: 60 - 90 minutes
Temperature: up to 1600 °C

Measurements and calculations of the volume rate of the flue gases throughout the cremation cycle: the estimated gas flow is 1.14m3/s. The secondary chamber of the cremator has a volume of 8.38m3, the secondary chamber of the cremator is designed to ensure a gas retention time in excess of 2 seconds.

Mass and energy balance calculations are available on request.

How clean air output is achieved

We use a combination of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and real-world testing during our R&D process. This allows us to accurately predict the flow of gases and more importantly, identify and fix any potential issues before dispatch. All our systems use low NOx burners as standard.

Our unique patent-pending approach to cremation means that you as a customer can expect years of trouble-free operation and a quick return on investment.


Cut-away view of Mobile Cremation unit
cross-section of human cremator
Triple Chamber, Hot Hearth Design

All smoke and emissions in the i8-MCU take a long journey through a labriynth of high grade refractorys passages and chambers, this allows secondary and tertiary thermal decompostion of the gases prior to them leaving through the exhaust stack.

Speak to our Experts

Designing an efficient cremation system is a complex operation. Here at Inciner8 we have spent many man-hours developing a reliable, quiet and efficient solution.


"Part of the brief was to ensure that this model was portable and could be re-located rapidly to where it was needed most. We had to create extra rigidity to ensure it's resistance to the stresses of being moved and housed in potentially volatile locations."

Technical Development Manager - Inciner8