What is incineration, how does it work?

In this article we will provide information to better understand and understand the process of cremation.

What is cremation?

The purpose of this technique and to burn and reduce to ashes the body of a dead human or animal. The ashes can then be stored in a funerary urn or dipersed in nature. Cremation is as old as history, but it is also modern and increasingly practiced today. Cremation is an alternative to burial. This is a step in the preparation of the mortal remains of commemoration and final rest.

Cremation must be done with respect, dignity and care for the animal's ashes. All kinds of pets can be incinerated.


Here's how a cremation usually takes place:

The first step is to place an identification label on the body in order to be able to identify the remains incinerated. This is an important step because it ensures that the animal's good ash is received.

Then the body is placed in the cremation chamber. The cremation chamber is usually lined with fire-resistant bricks on the walls and ceiling. The soil is made of a masonry compound specifically studied to withstand extremely high temperatures. Once the body is placed in the machine, the chamber door (which is about 15 cm thick) is closed and the machine is launched. The crematorium passes through a heating cycle before the main burner lights up. When the machine is at the right temperature, the main burner lights up, the cremation process can begin.

Temperatures in the chamber can reach 750 to 800 degrees Celsius, and the burners are powered by natural gas. It usually takes about 2.5 to 3.5 hours to reduce the body in ash and leave only small fragments of just bone. After the cremation process is complete, a 30-minute cooling period is required before the bone fragments can be manipulated. The ashes are swept away on the front of the machine with a special metal brush, and recovered by an access door where they are carried into a cooling pot. They are placed on a work table where the operator moves the hand to remove metal fragments, such as surgical screws, joint replacements. The remaining bone fragments are then placed in a special machine that pulls the bone fragments into powder.

The ashes are then placed in a plastic bag or in a ballot box that the family has chosen. It is possible to place a symbolic portion of the ash in a Cinerary jewellery. (also called ash pendants)


The choice of cremation can mean a lack of love or feeling?

Not at all. Cremation is a method of preparing the body for the diffusion of ash in the nature of the burial or the desire of a memorial in a cemetery for animals, or in your own house or apartment.


A philosopher said: "Those who went to the other world die only when the ones they loved forgot them."