Currently there are two abbreviations of this technology: SBM - Submerged Burner Melter and SCM - Submerged Combustion Melter.
Initially technology of melting with submerged burners was developed for hazardous waste treatment (1960): incineration of pesticides, vitrification of radioactive substances.
Then, this technology has been adapted for stone wool and glass wool manufacturing . Two plants were built in Kiev (Ukraine) and Bereza (Belarus). Three production lines in Bereza plant have been operating for more than 10 years.
Currently, submerged combustion technology is used for the production of stone wool and glass wool by the big industrial groups: Saint-Gobain, Knauf, Johns Manville, Owens Corning.
Since its creation, an important technological leap has been made in improvement of this melting technology: there are now air-gas and oxygen-gas submerged burners, improved thermal insulation is used in furnaces melting bath and new heat recovery technologies are applied.
Currently there are furnace projects for different melting capacities: 1 t/h, 3t/h, 7t/h
Furnace design with a capacity of 10 t / h.
Turnkey furnace project for waste remelting : broken glass, wet waste of glasswool and rockwool, glass reinforced with steel wires, cathode ray tubes, etc.
Productivity: 4 - 6 tonnes of waste per hour;
Turnkey SBM furnace project for existing production line (rock wool or glass wool).
Productivity - 3 tons of fusion per hour.
Turnkey project of stone wool production line. Capacity - 60 t/day.
This project will be carried out in collaboration with a large manufacturer of stone wool production lines.