Excellent roast quality, preservation of natural gas resources and greatly reduced CO2 pollution into our skies are very good things, indeed, and what’s even more amazing is the money you will save while being environmentally responsible, and how much you will enjoy roasting on this new style machine.
The Gas Meter Tells its Story
The Kestrel S35 dramatically reduces your operating costs, and thus increases your profit margins. From six months of actual data a reduction of 80% in natural gas consumption was calculated. The Kestrel S35 operated side by side with a conventional drum roaster with afterburner. Over a six-month period the reduction in CO2 production was 280,000 pounds. Wow!! Your monthly savings in utility costs will more than pay for any difference in initial cost between the Kestrel and any other system.
The Unique Design Concept Behind the Smart Roaster
The Kestrel S35 Roaster utilizes a patented heat re-circulating process. The burner is in the cyclone! Air within the roaster is drawn through the cyclonic heating chamber where it is reheated. The chaff is separated in the usual manner and some of the smoke and particulate matter is incinerated. The air then returns to the roaster. This reheating system requires much less energy than it would to heat room air up to roasting temperature, and is accomplished by the built-in incinerator. This is not an “after-burner” since it is the main burner. The internal pressure of the system is balanced by allowing the products of combustion from the burner and the smoke from the roasting process to escape through an “incineration tube” that operates at after-burner temperatures. By this process smoke and odor are eliminated.
Another benefit of the re-circulating system is that the quench water spray can be situated in a position to spray into the cyclone and not into the roaster drum. The water flashes to vapor before returning to the drum so no water contacts the beans directly. This works very well to quench the roast progress and knock down much of the residual smoke present in the system at the end of the roast cycle. In this way much less smoke is handled through the cooler.
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