Articles Tagged with ''energy efficiency''

Kiln Connection: Pressure Control in Tunnel Kilns, Part 2

February 23, 2012
As discussed in Part 1 (CI, September 2011), internal kiln pressure in a tunnel kiln governs airflow direction and affects temperature uniformity, soaking time, and energy consumption. Management of the kiln pressure profile makes a huge difference in kiln stability.
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Continuous Synthesis

February 22, 2012
New thermal processing techniques can be critical in ensuring a high-quality product.
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Rae Named CEO of NanoMaterials Innovation Center

February 15, 2012
The NanoMaterials Innovation Center LLC (NMIC) recently appointed Alan Rae, Ph.D., its CEO.
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KILN CONNECTION: Pressure Control in Tunnel Kilns

September 1, 2011
Feeling the pressure lately? New boss, job, wife or kid? How about a new kiln? I can't help you with the first four, but I hope that I can help
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How to Control Dampers for Energy Savings

August 1, 2011
Manufacturers can reduce fuel costs by up to 50% by automating damper controls.
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SPECIAL SECTION/FIRING & DRYING: Construction & Repair Concepts

June 1, 2011
Colloidal silica-bonded refractory is often the only option for emergency repairs without shutting down hot equipment.
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KILN CONNECTION: Tunnel Kiln Killing You?

June 1, 2011
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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CASE STUDY: Consistent Firing Results

April 1, 2011
Ross Ceramics uses Bullers Rings as an essential part of its statistical process control procedure.
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KILN CONNECTION: Understanding Variability

April 1, 2011
Figure 1. The differences in temperature and the relative heating rates in this kiln are completely location-dependent. "Variability is the enemy of quality." This has become the battle cry for
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SPECIAL SECTION/FIRING & DRYING: Firing Evolution

February 1, 2011
A kiln has been developed to meet multiple manufacturing needs and act as a starting point for a new approach to firing.
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