Chapter 22. Kiln Operation and Firing Practices

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

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch22

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1

How to Cite

Richard And, J. S. and Fronk, D. A. (1994) Kiln Operation and Firing Practices, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch22

Author Information

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

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375297

Online ISBN: 9780470314340

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Keywords:

  • kiln;
  • pyrometric;
  • atmosphere;
  • uniformly;
  • shrinkage

Summary

This is a summary of a three-hour workshop presented on kiln operation and firing practices. The workshop described kiln construction and operation, heat transfer, and material behavior during heating. Use and performance of thermocouples and pyrometric products were reviewed. The influence of atmosphere on the maturation and properties of ceramics was described, as were common problems associated with typical firing practices.