Archives of Ceramic Industry

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July 1998 Column

  1. What are the considerations for a firing cycle to burn out carbonaceous materials, but still optimize speed?
  2. Does it make sense to use the kiln to preheat or dry the ware at the start of firing?
  3. What is the number one firing tip for reducing waste (from rejects)? 
August 1998 Column
  1. What are the important considerations with burner location in a kiln?
  2. What are hot and old spots in a kiln and how can they be controlled? 
September 1998 Column. 

1. In the July issue you said that kilns should not be used as dryers,but what about the common practice of using waste heat for drying?

2. From pyrometric cones to computerized controllers and everything in between,

there are more options then ever for controlling a kiln.
It seems each type must have its place and purpose.
Can you discuss them and how they are best used?

3.  When is it time to automate firing, at what level of production? 

October 1998 Column
  1. How can the proper air to gas ratio be determined and set?

2. What is flame impingement and what problems does it create?

3. What type of measurement systems are available and what are their different benefits? 

November 1998 ColumnWhat are some of the special issues related to fast firing?
December 1998 ColumnWhat are some of the special issues related to fast firing?
January 1999 ColumnWhat causes cracks in roofing tile?
February 1999 ColumnHow can a manufacturer best determine the overall design of a firing cycle?
March 1999 ColumnWhat are sweep fire and pulse fire and what is the difference between them?
April 1999 Column What is carbon burnout, and how can it be avoided?
May 1999 Column What is carbon burnout, and how can it be avoided?(continued)
June 1999 ColumnDo you have any tips for improving furnace yield based on furnace operation?
July 1999 ColumnWhat is "Complete Oxidation?
August 1999 ColumnWhat is a good preventative maintenance schedule?
October 1999 ColumnWhat is the difference between incineration and after burning?
November 1999 ColumnWhat is a good preventative maintenance schedule for refractories?
 

 

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