Chapter 25. Impact of Physical Characteristics of Water Heater Enamels on Water Resistance

  1. David Thomas
  1. Roger A. Wallace and
  2. Joseph A. Melaro

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294451.ch25

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

Wallace, R. A. and Melaro, J. A. (1997) Impact of Physical Characteristics of Water Heater Enamels on Water Resistance, 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.ch25

Author Information

  1. A.O. Smith Protective Coatings Division, Florence, Kentucky

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:

  • water heater enamels;
  • manufacturing process;
  • firing conditions;
  • thickness;
  • water resistance

Summary

A laboratory study shows that thickness and firing conditions affect an enamel's water resistance. When manufacturing process variability is taken into consideration, the best fired thickness target for this enamel is the normal thickness of 10 mil. The target for the manufacturing process best suited to this enamel is a normal fire. This type of study, along with experimental design, can be used to establish manufacturing procedures for water heater enamels.