Chapter 12. Use of Pyrometric Products for Temperature Monitoring and Control

  1. David Thomas
  1. Dale A. Frank and
  2. J. Richard Schorr

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294451.ch12

Proceedings of the 59th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 5

Proceedings of the 59th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 5

How to Cite

Frank, D. A. and Schorr, J. R. (1997) Use of Pyrometric Products for Temperature Monitoring and Control, in Proceedings of the 59th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 5 (ed D. Thomas), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294451.ch12

Author Information

  1. Orton Ceramic Foundation, Westerville, Ohio

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375556

Online ISBN: 9780470294451

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Keywords:

  • pyrometric products;
  • tempchek;
  • shrinkage product;
  • enamel manufacturers;
  • data loggers

Summary

Pyrometric cones are one of a series of products that can be used to monitor firing processes. When used properly, they can determine temperatures and temperature differences of ±2°C. A companion product made by Orton is TempChek, a pyrometric shrinkage product; the fired width of the product can be converted to temperature. More modern ways of monitoring temperature include data loggers and realtime kiln monitoring systems. Factors affecting thermocouple selection and use are also discussed.