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SmartAsh® cyclonic barrel burner is an innovative portable incinerator that meets EPA requirements for burning non-hazardous refuse. Read our FAQ. Simply load a 55 gal / 208 L open-head steel drum, light the load and clamp on the lid. A whirlwind of fire and intense heat is created inside the drum, burning refuse without smoke or smell. Combustion is complete, leaving 3% ash. The SmartAsh is ideal for remote locations with limited facilities for disposing of waste, such as mining, military, camps, expedition bases, and remote communities, etc. It has also been used on-board ships. View a list of items that are burnable with SmartAsh.

Thousands of satisfied customers are currently using SmartAsh around the world to eliminate a wide variety of burnable waste materials.

The SmartAsh can be used with or without fuel. For dry loads that support combustion, SmartAsh incinerates waste with incredible efficiency. Simply light the fire, place the lid and turn up the blower to create an intense fire. For loads having a moisture content above 15%, the SmartAsh with OilAway Attachment provides a unique fuel injection system that allows the incineration of a large variety of refuse and waste materials. This innovative, small, portable incinerator can be shipped by parcel post.

SmartAsh can also be used to create "free heat" with the SmartHeat accessory.

SmartAsh uses what is specified by ISO Standards as a removable head or "open-end" drum. The measurement of this drum type is standard around the world. ISO 15750, published in 2002, traditionally identifies this drum as being 55 American Gallon.

US Norm ANSI/ASC MH2-1985 • 22 1/2 in ± 1/16 I.D.

European Standard EN 209 • 571.5mm +1/-0.5 I.D.

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  • Thousands of satisfied customers
  • Small, portable incinerator
  • Incinerates a large variety of refuse and waste materials

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“The SmartAsh incinerator reduced piles of greasy, oily rags to mere cups of ash with no smoke and the residue is environmentally harmless.”

Don K.

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OilAway Attachment

The OilAway Attachment is an accessory for the SmartAsh Cyclonic Barrel Burner that injects waste oil into the barrel during the burn cycle. This allows the SmartAsh to burn “wet” loads typically not burnable. SmartAsh with the OilAway Attachment also eliminates waste oil at rates up to 6 gal/hr / 23 L. Available in 110 volt and 220 volt versions.

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Document Burner

The Document Burner is an insert that fits into the drum. This insert insures complete incineration of paper products and important documents when no other high BTU material is added.

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SmartHeat is more than a furnace, it is an environmentally intelligent way to burn used absorbent materials on-site and to generate “free heat” at the same time. It eliminates waste management costs and worry over long term and second-person contamination liability. On-site burning of used absorbents is a “free fuel” creating a cost-saving auxiliary heat source for your facility.

SmartHeat is easy to operate. Simply load the SmartAsh with oily waste, ignite, and clamp on the lid. Switch on SmartHeats’ 1000 cfm blower. Vented to ambient air, SmartHeat pulls cool air from inside the building, forces it through the exterior heat exchanger (located above SmartAsh ), and returns heated air to assist in warming the facility. The super-heated air provides up to 400,000 Btu per hour of auxiliary “Free Heat”.

EPA Approval: Elastec’s SmartHeat energy recovery furnace complies with the latest EPA ruling, 40 CFR#266.41 and new management standards 40 CFR#279.10 (c), regulating the on-site burning of materials contaminated with oil.

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SmartAsh Frequently Asked Questions

Does the price include the drum?

What kind of drum is needed?
A standard, 55-gallon, open-head style drum. They are typically easy to source locally.

How hot does it get?
The SmartAsh typically burns at 1,000 – 1,400F

What can I burn with this?
The SmartAsh will burn all non-hazardous waste. This includes household trash, oil waste, office waste, food waste (with Oil Away Attachment), camp waste, etc.

Can I use this where I live?
The SmartAsh has a Federal EPA exemption for burning non-hazardous waste but it is always a good idea to check with your local authorities prior to purchase.

List of Burnables for SmartAsh

Absorbent Types
  • Cellulose base types
  • Polypropylene & cotton mix
  • Saw dust
  • Cotton
  • Corn cops
  • Peat moss
  • All types of crude oils
  • Used motor oils
  • Lubricating greases
  • Diesel fuels #1 & #2
  • Jet fuels (flash point above 100°F)
  • Waste oils
  • Spin on and cartridge oil filters from cars, trucks, and heavy equipment
  • Air filters of all types
  • Poly & fiberglass filters
  • Natural gas pipeline filters (glycol filters)
Paper Products
  • Newspapers
  • Cardboards
  • Computer paper
  • Office waste
  • Fast food paper wastes
  • Sensitive documents
Wood Products
  • Saw dust
  • Scrap at construction sites
  • Shipping pallets
  • Tree limbs & leaves
  • Any type of wood product

This unit will incinerate a wide variety of plastics. The volatile emissions emitted by these types of material are not acceptable in the permitting requirements.

  • Clothing
  • Oily rags
  • Gloves
  • Packaging material

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