About 1600 degrees.
2 hours for an average adult, 1 hour for a child, plus one hour cool-down time.
Only if it is a non-metal casket and if requested by the family. There are non-metal caskets made specifically for cremation.
Adult remains weigh 4-8 pounds, a child's remains weight about 2-3 pounds.
They consist of calcium deposits that look like small chunks of crushed white coral. Most people mistakenly think they look like black ashes from a fire.
No, cremated remains are, in fact, quite sanitary and do not present any sort of health hazard.
99.9% all of the ashes are recovered from the chamber.
Oahu Cemetery has careful identity verification procedures that are conducted prior to cremation. Families may request to view the placement of the deceased into the chamber if they need further assurance
No permission or permit is required by the state or city. However, you may only scatter ashes on private property with the consent of the landowner.
No, as long as you have permission from the landowner. Sea scattering or air scattering does not require permission from anyone.
There are no restriction. Any type of container may be used.
We place the deceased in a certified refrigerator unit in the crematory.
Pacemakers are extremely hazardous when subjected to the heat of the cremation chamber and will explode. All pacemakers must be removed prior to cremation. Gold fillings left with the deceased, if recoverable, will be placed with the ashes or returned to the family upon request.
Yes. The wishes of the next of kin usually supersede the wishes of the deceased.
Most of the residue seen, if any, is from the diesel fuel used to fire the chamber. There are very stringent state and federal laws that regulate crematory emissions.
Absolutely not. The intensity of the heat quickly prevents this from happening.
Surprisingly, there is very little odor associated with cremations. However, oil fumes may be present at the start-up The amount of fumes released is strictly regulated by state and federal laws.
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