February 3, 2018 6:19 pm

Have you ever imagined, what happens when a body is taken to a crematorium? Well, if your family decides to cremate it in a modern way, then there’s a lot that could happen.

While most of us know that a body is put in a furnace that burns it into ashes, and then the crematorium staff returns the remains in a goglet to perform the last rituals. But is that it? Certainly not. There are a lot of things that go on during the entire process, and we must know about it.

Have a look!

Here’s the first thing first.

At the crematorium, the body is first reduced to fine ashes, and that’s what is left in the end.

But, it’s a risky process.

Even though the person has died, it’s a risky process in the end. If the person who has died had an artificial cardiac pacemaker, then there are chances that it could explode.

The temperature has to be correct.

During the entire process, the chambers are heated between 700 to 900-degree Celsius.

Only one body at a time.

In ordinary cases, the chamber holds only one body at a time. However, exceptions are made in some cases. For instance, if there is a stillborn child and the deceased mother.

See the placement of the body.

The body is kept in combustible coffins that are capable of facing the heat. To make sure that coffin gets proper heat from all the side, it is put in the centre of the chamber.

Flames then engulf the coffin.

The crematorium is fueled either by natural gas, propane or diesel. Firstly, the skin and hair start to melt, slowly consuming the muscles, and the soft tissues and they later vaporize.

Bones are calcified, water then leaves the body as steam.

When only bits of the skeleton are left, bones are then crushed using a farmer’s hoe-like tool.

In some cases though…

There might be an additional after-burner which will be used to reduce the odour and smoke.

The entire process takes between two to three hours.

The time constraint also depends on the weight of the body, size of the coffin and the crematorium.

Dust is removed.

And then the magnet is used to remove any metal peices and screws from the surgery.

A cremulator.

The small bone remnants are put through a cremulator which turns them into fine ashes.

The entire process takes place on the day of the funeral only.

Or it could take more than 12 hours.

That’s all, folks!

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This post was written by Nadia Vella