Chapter 20. Latest in Furnace Design and Construction—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
Kolar, L. C., Gaul, R. R., Allen, R. L. and Skerkoske, G. (1988) 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
- Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1988
Print ISBN: 9780470374795
Online ISBN: 9780470310489
- humpback furnace;
- furnace control system;
- microprocessor-based digital temperature;
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.