Chapter 15. Measurement and Control by Computer for Kilns and Ceramic Plants
- William Smothers
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1986 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12
How to Cite
Harman, C. G. (1986) Measurement and Control by Computer for Kilns and Ceramic Plants, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320365.ch15
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1986
Print ISBN: 9780470374696
Online ISBN: 9780470320365
A brief overview of the use of microcomputers for measurement and control of kilns and ceramic plants is given. These systems are a major step forward in bringing about full automation of plants in the ceramic industry. It has been found that better quality control can be obtained and that processes are less prone to human error. In some installations, diagnostic routines have been used to help the kiln self-analyze problems during the burn without attention from the kiln firemen.