Chattanooga, Tenn – May 13, 2021 – Astec burners offer the latest in reliable burner technology combined with complete one-source responsibility. With retrofit capabilities, Astec is able to offer everything from a simple burner replacement to a complete installed system. Astec's burner group engineers the burners to the specifications of each customer and manufactures each in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Astec can integrate new burner systems and equipment into existing operations or with equipment from any manufacturer. In addition, Astec provides its retrofit customers with the same world-class service available with complete, new plants.
While almost any Astec burner can be configured for a retrofit application, Astec recently launched a new burner designed to offer several advantages for retrofit customers. When creating the new Astec Versa Jet™ burner, Astec engineers reimagined the asphalt plant burner to create a new system that takes an evolutionary leap forward. Advantages the Versa Jet burner delivers for retrofit applications include a versatile platform that has the capacity to fire at a range of rates and can be easily configured to meet production needs, the option to reuse an existing fuel train, compatibility with virtually all drum designs without complicated drum modifications, the ability to work with existing controls, and a unique platform that permits quick setup. The versatility of the Versa Jet burner means it can also be easily relocated to a different plant if the need arises. In addition, the Versa Jet burner uses less energy than other comparable burners