Chapter 37. Microprocessor-Controlled Radiant Tube Furnace

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Thomas E. Penisten

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320273.ch37

Proceedings of the 46th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 5/6

Proceedings of the 46th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 5/6

How to Cite

Penisten, T. E. (1985) Microprocessor-Controlled Radiant Tube Furnace, in Proceedings of the 46th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 5/6 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320273.ch37

Author Information

  1. The Maytag Co. 402 W. 4th St. N., Newton, IA 50208

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374290

Online ISBN: 9780470320273

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Keywords:

  • radiant tube furnace;
  • burner tunnels;
  • microprocessor;
  • insurance compliance;
  • combustion air blower

Summary

Conversion of a gas mufne furnace to a fiber-lined, radiant-tube furnace is described. The use of microprocessor controls for automatic startup and shutdown sequences is explained. Substantial fuel savings are reported.