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B&L Cremation Systems, Inc. | Installation FAQ


1. Who installs my crematory/retort?  How long does it take?

Each system is fully fabricated and tested in our factory before being shipped to you on a flatbed truck.  Prior to its arrival, we will have sent to you an installation manual, which shows in great detail every step of the installation procedure.  We suggest that a copy of this manual be given to your subcontractors so everyone is aware of what is needed.  The average time of installation is one day.


2. Should we be aware of any special considerations or needs for placing a crematory inside a funeral home?

With every installation of a B&L Cremation Systems, Inc. unit, we provide an installation manual that clearly shows all of the information required to successfully install our system.  We also provide information on the latest types of crematory layouts and can provide you with the names of industry professionals who specialize in building design and construction.


3. What are the requirements for the room that the retort will be placed in? (i.e., lighting, minimum room size in cubic feet, thickness of outside walls, ventilation, etc.)

Lighting is important, but do not install lights directly over the main door of the retort as the heat during loading and clean-out may effect them.  The room size in cubic feet, once again, is not an issue, as long as the minimum clearances are met.  A typical room size is 20 feet by 30 feet by 10 feet.  The thickness of the outside walls is not important.  However, the thickness of the slab is.  The minimum thickness is four inches of concrete, although six inches is recommended.  The minimum ventilation requirements are that a louvered vent, capable of passing 2,500 cubic feet per minute of air, is to be place in an outside wall of the crematory room at or below the height of the burners (below six feet on our systems).