Novus Cremator

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Novus 1 Cremation System High-production Cremation System Wide-body to accommodate ever larger remains Fully automatic operation Remote monitoring by experienced Matthews technicians

Novus 1 Cremation System

  • High-production Cremation System
  • Wide-body to accommodate ever larger remains
  • Fully automatic operation
  • Remote monitoring by experienced Matthews technicians



The Matthews’ Standard and Wide-Bodied Cremator is the result of experience gained from over 3500 cremator installations. It is designed to comply with comfort to the stringent requirements of PG5/2 (12) whilst proving unprecedented economy of operation, long life and low service and maintenance costs.

The cremator is a modern, heavily insulated, robustly constructed design with the emphasis on longevity of operation and energy recovery through its hot hearth design. The cremator incorporates primary and secondary burners, automatic air control and positive clamping charge/rake and access doors.

The design of the cremator and its ancillary equipment is a combination of all the best features of our UK, American and European models of cremator and is constructed in Manchester. The cremator incorporates a fully automated control system which intuitively responds to constant changes within a combustion process. The system automatically pre-heats the cremator and once charged, will automatically trim the combustion process for the size and type of body. Adjustments made by the control system vary infinitely subject to the temperature and emission profiles of the operation.

Overall dimensions

External width 2,210 mm
External Length 3,200 mm
External height 2,310- 3,430 mm

Steel Thickness
Front and rear wall 10 mm
Side walls 5 mm

Total Thickness of Refractory 275 mm
of which Calcium silicate 50 mm
Insulation bricks 110 mm
Al2O3 42% refractory bricks 110 mm

Total weight of the cremator 16,000 kg

Maximum floor loading 2,400 kg/m2

Internal dimensions of cremation chamber
Width 1,150 mm
Length 2,500 mm
Charge height 950 mm

Secondary chamber
Operating temperature >850 °C
Residence time 2 seconds
Burners 2
Type of fuel Natural Gas
Fuel LHV 8,200 Kcal/Nm³
Fuel specific weight 0.72 Kg/Nm³
Fuel pressure 21 mbar
Gas train DN 25

Electrical Specifications
Single-phase auxiliary voltage 220 V
Frequency 50 Hz
Installed power 0.25 kW Electrical protection IP44 Electrical standards IEC

Maximum capacity of primary burner 290 kW
Maximum capacity of secondary burner 290 kW  
Combustion Fan 1
Installed electric power 5.5kW
Head 450mbar
Capacity 1,200m³/h
Noise level (installed inside an acoustic box)