Astec Inc. headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn., offers four premium burner lines, including the Whisper Jet, the Phoenix Talon, the Phoenix Coal and Phoenix Phantom burners.
Astec burners offer burner technology combined with complete one-source responsibility. Astec is able to offer everything from a simple burner replacement to a complete installed system.
The Astec burner group engineers the burners to the specifications of each customer and manufactures each in a modern manufacturing facility. Prior to shipment, each burner is tested on Astec’s tri-fuel (oil, gas and coal) test stands to ensure fast and easy start-up at installation.
Since entering the burner business in 2003, Astec has shipped more than 200 burners for hot mix asphalt facilities. Astec offers its burner line for retrofit applications.
The Whisper Jet burner delivers reliability and hassle-free maintenance. The Whisper Jet burner cleanly and efficiently burns oil or gas, and it is compatible with virtually all drum designs without complicated adjustments.
The Phoenix Talon burner delivers low emissions combined with energy efficiency. Radial gas injectors thoroughly mix air and fuel to achieve emission reduction. The variable speed main combustion blower drive helps provide precise firing rat control and uses less electrical energy.
Astec’s Phoenix Phantom burner offers low combustion and noise emissions (gaseous fuels only). The Phoenix Phantom burner precisely and completely mixes air and gaseous fuel to achieve an advanced low NOx and CO method called lean burn premix, according to the manufacturer.
Astec Inc. introduced the first Phoenix Coal burner into production in the summer of 2006. The low-maintenance unit burns pulverized coal with oil or gas as a support fuel. The Phoenix Coal requires no refractory, performs at the same production rates as gas or oil units and is highly responsive to load changes, according to the manufacturer.