Chapter 22. An Overview of Continuous Electric Kilns

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Daniel A. O'Brien

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313107.ch22

Ceramic Manufacturing Council - Kilns and Firing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 11/12

Ceramic Manufacturing Council - Kilns and Firing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 11/12

How to Cite

O'Brien, D. A. (1990) An Overview of Continuous Electric Kilns, in Ceramic Manufacturing Council - Kilns and Firing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 11/12 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313107.ch22

Author Information

  1. Harrop Industries, Inc. Columbus, OH 43219–1797

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374962

Online ISBN: 9780470313107

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Keywords:

  • continuous electric kilns;
  • materials characterization;
  • DTA;
  • TGA;
  • TDA;
  • GTF

Summary

Selection of the proper electric kiln for a ceramic firing process entails more than just selecting the least expensive supplier. Understanding the process allows the user to select the correct kiln for the job at hand. Understanding kiln design and construction allows the user to select the best kiln for the process.

I have outlined critical areas of concern to the user and supplier if an intelligent kiln selection is to be made. A better perspective of various parameters associated with the ceramic firing process and their interaction with kiln design will assist any user. Many of these parameters affect not only continuous electric kiln selection, but any kiln selection.