Chapter 2. Solving Firing Problems

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. J. Richard Schorr and
  2. Dale A. Fronk

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313183.ch2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Schorr, J. R. and Fronk, D. A. (1991) Solving Firing Problems, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313183.ch2

Author Information

  1. The Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation Westerville, OH 43081

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1991

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374979

Online ISBN: 9780470313183

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Keywords:

  • firing process;
  • pyrometric cones;
  • thermocouples;
  • kiln cars;
  • carbonates

Summary

Understanding what happens during the firing process is the key to the efficient production of ceramics. The use of pyrometric cones and thermal analysis techniques provides useful information for developing optimum firing curves.