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Therser Wellman Do a Lot More Than Kiln and Furnace Refractory!


This is one of our past projects we undertook.. This is a Pyrolysis Chamber, we build and brick line these, this can be any shape or size. We enjoyed this challenge due to its irregular shape.

What is Pyrolysis?

Pyrolysis is a thermochemical treatment, which can be applied to any organic (carbon-based) product.  In this treatment, material is exposed to high temperature, and in the absence of oxygen goes through chemical and physical separation into different materials. The decomposition takes place thanks to the limited thermal stability of chemical bonds of materials, which allows them to be disintegrated by using heat treatment.

Thermal decomposition leads to the formation of new molecules. This allows to receive products with a different, often more superior character than original residue. Thanks to this feature, pyrolysis becomes increasingly important process to deal with waste.


During the pyrolysis, a particle of material is heated up from the ambient to defined temperature. The material remains inside the pyrolysis unit and is transported through via a retractable auger at a defined speed, until the completion of the process. 

Why Choose Therser Wellman?

What can our team offer and what services do we provide?

  • Thermal process review and concept development 
  •  Technical proposal and formal quotation
  • Pre engineering to full engineering
  • Stress analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Heat up and heat transfer thermal analysis  
  • 3D modelling
  • Welding and Fabrication of all the project
  • Alloy fabrications 
  • Fibre lining
  • Full refractory solutions 
  • Energy efficient Combustion systems
  • Electric element heating systems 
  • Fully bespoke Automation systems
  • Fully designed saggar handling systems 
  • Virtual reality tours of you project
  • 3 in-house electrically fired test kilns, with process gas options
  • Kiln calibration 
  • CAD drawing and design
  • Project managed
  • Test firings of your product 
  • Inhouse  gas combustion training facility 
  • Inhouse PLC programming
  • Inhouse panel building
  • Hydrogen demonstrator 

For all of your refractory needs, make an enquiry with us on our contact page or call on +44 (0)1782 824453 or email 






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