Astec Versa Jet™ burner
The new Astec Versa Jet™ burner from Astec Industries, Chattanooga, has been engineered for versatility. The platform can be configured to fire at 25, 35 or 50MM BTU/hour but it’s the unique airflow design that makes it ideal for retrofit applications. Astec’s Malcolm Swanson explained, “The blower is so compact that it can go in almost anywhere.” This is made possible by the Versa Jet’s centrifugal fan with axial discharge, which produces an airflow that is parallel to the axis of the burner.
This allows an efficient use of space within the tube, removing the lamination of airflow when other burner configurations use only the outer half of the tube. Because the Versa Jet has removed the need for internal components to “straighten out” airflow, less horsepower is required for operation. All three models use 25 hp.
For more information, visit https://www.astecinc.com/products/drying-mixing/burners/versa-jet-burners.html.