New Products / Product Highlights

Orton Ceramic Foundation Refractories Testing and Research Center: Creep Compression Test Machine

July 9, 2001
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
The Orton Ceramic Foundation Refractories Testing and Research Center (ORTRC) has added a new creep compression test machine to its facilities. These units are typically used in high temperature applications, up to 1650C, that require a high degree of accuracy. The key feature of these units is the use of a laser extensometer for measuring the specimen dilation and deformation. Repeatability of measurements is within 0.0005 in., with a resolution of 0.0002 in. In these laser-based systems, a correction factor for baseline drift is not required, as in conventional creep machines that are based on push-rod/LVDT systems. This allows for the direct measurement of specimen length, thus avoiding the problems associated with any type of physical contact measurement. With this second new creep compression test machine, the ORTRC will now be able to process more refractory specimens in a significantly shorter time and customers will enjoy more rapid turn-around on their sample results.

The company's website is located at

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

May 2014 Issue Highlights

Our May 2014 issue is now available!


Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI August 2014 cover

2014 August

Explore technical ceramics, glasses and refractories in our August issue!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px