Chapter 4. Chimney-Type Checker-Block Packing and Latest Developments in Checkerwork Design

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Gottfried P. Scheiblechner

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320198.ch4

Proceedings of the 44th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 1/2

Proceedings of the 44th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Scheiblechner, G. P. (1984) Chimney-Type Checker-Block Packing and Latest Developments in Checkerwork Design, in Proceedings of the 44th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 1/2 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320198.ch4

Author Information

  1. Veitscher Magnesitwerke AG POB 143, A-1011 Vienna, Austria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374061

Online ISBN: 9780470320198

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Keywords:

  • chimney blocks;
  • conventional manufacturing;
  • glassmelting;
  • packing material;
  • thermotechnical efficiency

Summary

Chimney blocks combine the advantages of a reduced wall thickness and resultant higher efficiency and fuel savings, conventional manufacturing in all usual brands, and maximum stability during installation and operation. Any change from conventional packing to chimney blocks should respect the principle of constant free plan area of the packing. The efficiency of chimney-block packings depends on the distribution of gas flow in the checkerwork. Model tests have given results in this respect. Practical experience with chimney-block packings result from 25 installations.