Some of the following factors are to be considered before and during cremation.
Decision-making whether to cremate or bury.
Today’s modern times, people preferred cremation over entombment. Much to their convenience, people finds it more practical handling ashes instead of a body. Some people stick to their religious beliefs, but more and more people are choosing to cremate their deceased.
In considering to decide on how to dispose dead bodies, family members take into consideration their loved one’s beliefs, wishes or feelings. There are individuals who have fears on being burned alive. There are also cultural and religious beliefs, for example, the Hindu believe that having its body cremated helps the departed soul into the journey to the next life. On the contrary, early Christians believe that entombment, symbolizes the way Christ buried and the resurrection.
The cost of human cremation usually depends on the factors like the type of service, the cost of casket or container, price of the urn, or the way on how to dispose the ashes. One thing is sure of, this type of disposing human bodies is mostly cheaper than burial services.
There are some funeral homes that offer direct cremation services. Based on the Research Council, the average cost of this is $1,100. This doesn’t include the traditional funeral services like viewing the cremated body. An alternative container is just a requirement for moving the corpse and the arrangements for the body being cremated in just a short time after the death.
Some crematories may take an extra charge for the witnessing service wherein relatives may allowed to view or initiate even the pressing of the button of the equipment.
A facility that houses the cremator and the chamber or retort is called a crematorium. A deceased body is being incinerated until reduced to skeletal and bone remains, in a chamber. This chamber comprises two firebrick lined spaces. A casket is place on the primary space while the circulation of gases takes place in the secondary space.
A crematorium can either a stand-alone building or a part of a funeral home. It is commonly regulated by the state.
A dead body is cremated at a temperature ranging from 1400 to 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat intensity helps the body reduce to its basic elements.
The process is done in a chamber of a crematory which is first preheated at a set point and then the body is quickly placed to avoid heat loss. The body is exposed to a column of flames produced by a fueled furnace.
The corpse is then reduced to skeletal remains and bone fragments. It is collected in a tray or pan and allowed to cool. The remains may contain non-consumed metal objects which are removed with the use of magnets or forceps after inspection.
Finally, fragments are further ground into a finer sand-like ashes through the use of a machine for pulverization called cremulator. The remains are transferred in an urn and given to the relative of the deceased.
Scattering the remains
There are different methods for scattering the ashes of the cremated bodies. One way is casting. It simply means tossing the ashes on the winds. This method may involve a group for scattering the deceased’s ashes.
Trenching can also done by making a shallow trench in the soil. Ashes can be placed in a hole then followed by covering it with soil.
Another method is raking. This can be done by pouring the ashes in loose soil evenly. Usually this method is followed after scattering the ashes during a ceremony.
Dispersing the cremated remains in the lake, sea or ocean is one way of scattering the ashes of the dead body. There are many options to choose from on how the cremated remains will be scattered.
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