How is a body prepared for Cremation?

When someone passes away, only there are two ways to treat the body: 1. Can be buried; Can be cremated.

Cremation is becoming increasingly popular and that has been the trend in recent years and looks set to continue to grow. So, people are choosing cremation over burial and one thing we want to explain is how a body is prepared for cremation.

Steps for cremation

These are the steps of a Cremation

Cremated remains are commonly referred to as “ashes”, however, in reality, they consist mainly of bone fragments. It is important to mention that the cremated remains of the body are mixed with the remains of the container, as well as with any other by-products of the incineration.

Cremation produces 1.5 to 4 kilograms of remains, depending on the size of the body and the process used by the crematory.

The actual cremation process consists of five basic steps:

  • The deceased is identified and proper authorization is obtained from the government.
  • The body is prepared and placed in a suitable container.
  • The container with the body is moved to the cremation chamber.
  • After cremation, the remaining metal is removed and the remains are ground.
  • The “ashes” are transferred to a temporary container or urn.

Today we will focus on step number 2

How is a body prepared for cremation?

The body is usually bathed, cleaned and dressed prior to the identification process. The body is not embalmed, unless a public viewing is requested.

Then, jewelry or other items that you would like to keep are removed. Any medical devices and/or prostheses that are mechanical or contain batteries are also removed.. This is to avoid reaction during the cremation process. Elements such as pins and screws remain in place.

There are special caskets made for cremation or a simple cardboard box can also be used. The key rule is that the container must be strong enough to hold a person and must be burnable.

The body is then placed with the box in the crematory oven, which is an industrial oven that is large enough to hold a body. The fire-resistant bricks are aligned in the chamber and can withstand temperatures up to 2000 degrees. Modern cremation furnaces follow strict environmental and air quality standards. Natural gas, propane or diesel fuel the furnaces.

After cremation, the remains are cooled. A person inspects for metal debris and removes it by hand or with strong magnets..

We refer to cremated remains as ashes, but what remains are pieces of bone. After cremation, a special processor crushes the fragments.

The ashes are transferred to a temporary container or cremation urn which will be given to family or friends.

Remember that Boinita is a Simple Cremation Service without a Funeral Service with the guarantee of the best price and service.

At Boinita we can take care of the cremation of your loved one. Then, once we have returned the ashes to you, you can arrange a simple memorial service that is perfect for you and your family.

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