Chapter 10. Plant Experiences with Porcelain Enamel Powder—A Panel Presentation
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1988 The American Ceramic Society, Inc. and The Porcelain Enamel Institute
Proceedings of the 49th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 5/6
How to Cite
Buckley, W. and Horton, M. (1988) Plant Experiences with Porcelain Enamel Powder—A Panel Presentation, in Proceedings of the 49th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 5/6 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310489.ch10
- Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1988
Print ISBN: 9780470374795
Online ISBN: 9780470310489
- heat energy;
- electronically welded
The rising cost of energy and the resulting customer demand has forced manufacturers to redesign their products for effiicency. The results benefitted not only the customers but the manufacturers who developed less costly ways of producing their products and increased their own efnciency. In redesigning their stove top grate, WCI saves money by manufacturing their own metal rings and grate fingers-the details of which are presented by Mr. Buckley. In addition, his company uses a pow- der enamel system which eliminates pollution and reclaims unused materials. In the case of Mr. Horton's company, the decision was to install a powder enamel system -a decision that proved immediately beneficial to the company but was not without its problems, as Mr. Horton explains.