In the U.S., the main body developing the design standards of kilns, furnaces and ovens is the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), through NFPA 86 Standard for Ovens and Furnaces. But the ceramic industry has misconceptions about NFPA 86, and no wonder.
The 25th edition of the Tecnargilla Expo is slated to take place September 26-30 at the Expo Centre in Rimini Fiera, Italy. Tecnargilla 2014 hosted over 500 exhibitors and attracted 32,120 visitors from over 100 countries.
Industrial furnaces and kilns rely on high-temperature insulation materials to optimize production yield and minimize energy costs, which can rise rapidly if excessive heat escapes from the point of operation. Insulating castable refractory materials are key to this energy-saving process due to their inherent low heat conductivity, as well as advantages derived from ease of placement and structural strength.
A new stiff extrusion plant is enabling Triangle Brick to serve the growing construction industry in new markets in Texas and the surrounding states.
August 1, 2016
Triangle Brick is a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-quality face brick. Incorporated in 1959, the company, which has belonged to the Roeben Tonbaustoffe group for 35 years, was one of the first brick manufacturers in the U.S. to incorporate a completely automated manufacturing process. Today, with a total of five plants, Triangle Brick sells brick to customers in over 30 U.S. states.
A new low-energy tunnel kiln concept has been developed to help ceramic manufacturers minimize energy and investment costs while improving production flexibility and product quality.* The basic principle of the kiln is that the firing chamber has four fixed sides: two walls, one roof and one bottom (hearth). The products, their supports and the moving media are all completely immersed in the firing chamber and are therefore always at the same temperature.
Months or even years of planning have gone into buying your company’s new thermal processing equipment. The executives have cut ribbons and pictures have been taken. Now the countdown begins; degradation starts as soon as the installation is complete and the equipment is turned on. The equipment is heading toward its first failure.
Happy May Day! Also known as Labor Day in some countries, May 1 marks the Chicago Haymarket protests that took place on that date in 1886, when 35,000 workers walked away from their jobs and demanded standardized eight-hour work days.