Snowmelters

Principles of Operation

Snow is loaded into a melting tank incorporating a burner system filled with water .

The burner fires downward through a tube which is immersed in the water. Hot combustion products from the burner then mix with the water and travel up through a weir tube together.

At the top, the cooled gases escape to the atmosphere and the warm water is sprayed over the snow to promote further melting.

This process results in excellent mixing and agitation and produces a thermal efficiency of approximately 98%.