Addfield Narcotics Incineration Machine

Narcotics Case Study - Saudi Arabia

Client overview

A company acting on behalf of the Saudi Arabian government advertised a tender for four incinerators that would be suitable for the incineration of drugs.


Drug trafficking is a growing problem in the Middle East and those being used as traffickers often cross country borders by car since it has a lower cost than going by air or sea. The most common drugs passing through the Middle East at the moment are amphetamines, opium, heroin and morphine. Not only is it a major concern for all the usual reasons but drug trafficking is also known to fund terrorism in this area.

What makes us the best?

There are a number of incinerator and cremator manufacturers in Europe but as You can see from the picture above, there is a huge difference between Addfield quality and our competitors who claim to be ‘market leaders’. Both these machines have been specifically designed with narcotics disposal in mind yet can you see the vast difference between the sizes of the scrubber systems? This is what ensures that gases are cleansed for a cleaner burn which is why Addfield machines are virtually smokeless.

Which incinerator?

Addfield provided four TB/HBs which allowed a large amount to be incinerated daily on the site of confiscation.

These machines were custom-built for our customer’s needs and included:

wet scrubber systems

– chimney extensions

– an additional pressure gauge

the system is a particle suppressant system used to further lower the incinerator emissions. It was scaled to size for the TB/HB and constructed from stainless steel. It works by simply spraying the liquid down onto cooled gas particles moving up to create a counter current flow; resulting in the lowest pollutant concentration possible. This is a recommended feature when burning something as toxic as drugs.

Two Addfield engineers were dedicated to this assignment so provided the customers with complete support including onsite training and commissioning with the help of a translator.