OXYCOMB Sistemas came into being in 2005 as an innovative company in the manufacture of technology for monitoring industrial combustion atmospheres.
It was founded by two industrial engineers with extensive experience in thermal processes. They saw a need for the introduction of in-situ and continuous monitoring of the state of oxidation/reduction in combustion atmospheres, in order to regulate the parameters having an impact in real time, such as the air pressure in burners, chimney draw, primary and secondary air, etc.
The equipment in existence up until then comprised low-temperature extractive analyzers, which took regular samples of the gases and analysed them outside the ovens. This meant in-situ and continuous analyses could not be made, which in turn made it impossible to use them to improve the combustion processes.
This is the background to how OXYCOMB Sistemas began carrying out studies on a wide range of oven types (tunnel, roller, intermittent, etc.). After an exhaustive development process, the first range of OPTIMA in-situ analyzers was launched in 2006. They were able to continuously measure the %O2 and the temperatures of the combustion atmospheres at temperatures of between 500ºC and 1,400ºC.
The first installations were made in tunnel ovens the same year. The conclusions demonstrated the importance of the continuous analysis of the combustion atmospheres in order to monitor the processes correctly. Subsequently, increasingly ambitious projects were undertaken in a wide range of sectors such as in tiling, glass, biomass, earthenware, steel, aluminium, technical ceramics, refining, etc.
In 2008 the new range of analyzers with OPTIMA-P technology was launched on the market. This technology includes the continuous analysis of %O2 and temperature, and the static pressure measurement, inside the burner assembly in a single analyzer. The majority of our analyzers are now equipped with this technology.
Our production plant in Madrid had to be extended in 2010, as a result of constant growth. On top of that, new offices were opened in Castellón, and so were delegations in Italy and France.
OPTIMA analyzers enable major improvements in the quality of end products in sectors such as steel treatment, tiling, ceramics, earthenware and glass fusing. Moreover, our clients obtain major energy savings as well as significant reductions in emissions of polluting gases such as CO2, NOX, etc.
All the above has enabled us to become the leaders in the manufacture of equipment for the continuous monitoring of combustion atmospheres today, having undertaken more than 100 installations in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Belgium and Russia.
The keys to our success: Know-how, technology and client services.