Articles Tagged with ''burners''

Impulse Firing Technology

Impulse burners can help ceramic manufacturers save energy and comply with emissions guidelines.
By Ralph Kiem
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The application of impulse burning in ceramic combustion began in 1958. The combustion was mainly done with light or heavy oil.


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Ahead of the Curve

Each part of the firing curve must be evaluated in order to design a successful combustion system
By Don Buszinski, Bill Harasty, and Ralph Ruark
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To the neophyte, a kiln may look like a big box with burners and an exhaust system.


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Top 20 CI Articles of 2012-2013

Discover our most popular articles of the year.
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Below are the year's 20 most-viewed articles/columns on the Ceramic Industry website (posted and viewed between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013).


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Kiln Connection: A Farewell

By Ralph Ruark
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I’ve been so lucky. More than a decade ago, Ceramic Industry asked me to write the Kiln Connection column, and it has brought me great friendships and a wealth of knowledge.


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Kiln Connection: Improving Operations

By Ralph Ruark
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What makes for a good kiln operating strategy?


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Kiln Connection: High-Velocity Burners

By Ralph Ruark
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High-velocity (HV) burners have been installed on many older kilns, typically with the goal of achieving better temperature uniformity and efficiency.
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What’s Old is New Again

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Original glass furnace reconstructed as a working replica to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Toledo Studio Glass Workshops.


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Kiln Connection: Ensuring Burner Accuracy

By Ralph Ruark
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Upon reviewing kiln data, I often find errors that are either designed into a system or operator induced. Many of these issues can prevent burner setup accuracy. 


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KILN CONNECTION: Tunnel Kiln Killing You?

By Ralph Ruark
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Figure 1. Kiln temperature data at various locations in the kiln setting. Kilns should be the foundation of the ceramic factory, producing consistent results, creating zero defects and performing efficiently.
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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Burner Control System

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A new relay-logic control panel provides flame supervision, temperature control and equencing for single-burner combustion control applications.
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