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B&L Cremation Systems, Inc. | Refractory FAQ


1. What is the average number of days per year that the retort will be out of operation due to maintenance or repairs?

On an average basis, no more than five days per year should be missed due to maintenance or repairs.


2. Please go into detail about the chamber bricks (i.e., average cost to replace, life, size comparisons, etc.).

An exclusive B&L Cremation Systems, Inc. feature is our use of six inch thick fire brick.  Other manufacturers use a four and one-half series brick.  What this means to the customer is up to 50 percent more wear before replacement.  The average cost to rebrick one of our systems is $20,000.00.  We expect over 8,000 hours of operation to be performed prior to a total rebricking.