Chapter 20. Latest in Furnace Design and Construction—A Panel Presentation

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Louis C. Kolar1,
  2. Raymond R. Gaul2,
  3. Ronald L. Allen3 and
  4. Gene Skerkoske4

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310489.ch20

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

Kolar, L. C., Gaul, R. R., Allen, R. L. and Skerkoske, G. (2008) Latest in Furnace Design and Construction—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.ch20

Author Information

  1. 1

    KMI Systems, Inc. 171 S. Main St. Crystal Lake, IL 60014

  2. 2

    Eisenmann Corp. 150 E. Dartmoor Dr. Crystal Lake, IL 60014

  3. 3

    Ronalco, Inc. 800 N. 27th St. Louisville, KY 40201

  4. 4

    Eclipse, Inc. Applied Heat, Inc. P. O. Box 832 Rockford, IL 61105

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:

  • humpback furnace;
  • furnace control system;
  • microprocessor-based digital temperature;
  • variables;
  • conveyor

Summary

Providing technical detail to Mark Weaver's presentation of the conversion of an electrically heated humpback furnace to gas, Louis Kolar describes the new furnace's control center as “user friendly.” The control system uses four microprocessor-based components which allow remote computer monitoring and control. An electric furnace is improved with the addition of a 140 Kw hot zone section to the entrance, and according to Raymond Gaul, the most useful material in forming this hot zone is a vacuum-formed ceramic fiber module for the element support system.