Chapter 19. The Latent Advantage of the Quick-Cooling Zone in Tunnel Kilns

  1. William Smothers
  1. David E. Tomkins

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291108.ch19

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 1980 Fall Meeting and 83rd Annual Meeting of the Materials & Equipment and Whitewares Divisions The American Ceramic Society: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, No. 9/10

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 1980 Fall Meeting and 83rd Annual Meeting of the Materials & Equipment and Whitewares Divisions The American Ceramic Society: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, No. 9/10

How to Cite

Tomkins, D. E. (1981) The Latent Advantage of the Quick-Cooling Zone in Tunnel Kilns, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 1980 Fall Meeting and 83rd Annual Meeting of the Materials & Equipment and Whitewares Divisions The American Ceramic Society: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, No. 9/10 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291108.ch19

Author Information

  1. Ceramic Southern, Inc. Box 1288, Bryan, Texas 77801

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1981

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373910

Online ISBN: 9780470291108

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Keywords:

  • ceramics;
  • variations;
  • quick-cooling zone;
  • assumption;
  • quartz-inversion

Summary

Quick-cooling tones of tunnel kilns can be used to temper products, reduce total kiln length, and decrease cycle times. This paper examines theories for these assessments and provides background for greater development of this zone.