Chapter 10. Plant Experiences with Porcelain Enamel Powder—A Panel Presentation

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. William Buckley1 and
  2. Michael Horton2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310489.ch10

Proceedings of the 49th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 5/6

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    WCI Laundry Div.-Mansfield Plant 246 E. Fourth St. Mansfield, OH 44902

  2. 2

    Magic Chef 740 King Edward Ave. Cleveland, TN 37311

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374795

Online ISBN: 9780470310489

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Keywords:

  • effiicency;
  • heat energy;
  • energy;
  • templates;
  • electronically welded

Summary

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.