Advanced Recycling Equipment, Inc.


Thermal Combustion Systems


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CHALLENGER® Thermal Combustion Systems will strengthen your bottom line by reducing, or even eliminating your energy and disposal costs altogether, through the combustion of renewable fuel sources, also known as Biomass.

What is Biomass?

Biomass is defined as carbon-based organic matter available on a renewable basis. Common forms of Biomass include forest and mill residue, agricultural crops and waste, wood and wood waste, fast-growing trees and plants, and industrial waste.

Why Biomass?

Fossil fuel costs are at an all-time high, without any relief in sight, making renewable energy the fuel source of the future.

Imagine being in control of your energy costs and not having to rely on a fuel source that is seemingly out of control and uncertain… CHALLENGER® Thermal Combustion Systems make that happen.

CHALLENGER® creates a totally green environment with zero negative effects on the environment by burning fuels that are organic.

CHALLENGER® Thermal Combustion Systems have made Biomass a desirable alternative fuel source by completely automating the process and eliminating any undesirable emissions. This is why CHALLENGER® is the cleanest burning biomass combustion system on the market today.

Elimination of Biomass Emissions

Generally speaking, the combustion of biomass material produces emissions that can prove to be undesirable. Maintenance is typically also an issue with regular tube-cleaning and ash removal. CHALLENGER® has eliminated those potential undesirables through a proven system.

Advanced Recycling Equipment, Inc. manufactures its CHALLENGER® Thermal Combustion Systems with an extended burn chamber, increasing dwell time to 1.5 seconds for the combustion of any unwanted particulates and emissions before they are able to exit the system, making the process much cleaner, which reduces maintenance time and costs.

Through the effective use of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Combustion Air, CHALLENGER® is capable of burning material up with 0-50% moisture content. In fact, the Primary Combustion Zone reaches temperatures as high as 1850° F.


Automated Ash Removal


CHALLENGER® has the only effective self-cleaning de-ashing system on the market, made possible through its Auto De-Ash System. This system removes the ash from the unit automatically into self-contained ash bins, allowing for continual operation; thus, eliminating costly downtime and unnecessary labor and operational costs. In addition, its hands free operation makes the system much safer.

Cast Refractory Ceramic Lining

All CHALLENGER® Combustion Units are equipped with high temperature cast refractory ceramic lining for longer life. This cast refractory/ceramic lining was designed to be completely modular, which makes for easy repair and replacement.

PCC Controls

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The CHALLENGER® PCC Control System is one of the most advanced systems available for biomass combustion on the market today. The Control Panel is fully automated and continually monitored via Programmable Logic Controller. The air flows and fuel feed rates are constantly and automatically adjusted by way of variable frequency drives to ensure a hot water or warm air temperature that is maintained within 3 to 5 degrees of the desired set point. Fuel feed motors, combustion fans, and the induced draft fan all run on variable frequency drives to ensure the proper mix of combustion air to fuel. The unit adjusts itself automatically according to load demand. The system can also operate on “Maximum Fuel Consumption” Mode to utilize the capabilities of the burner and combust as much fuel as possible. All controls and monitoring of the system are accessed via 10-inch colored touch screen located on the front of the main control panel.

Biomass Combustion Systems

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