As the country emerges from the “Great Recession,” it’s time for brick manufacturers to look at ways to be more competitive. Revisiting low-set technology offers the prospect of reducing costs when building new brick plants or retrofitting old ones.
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.
Our annual R&D Lab Equipment and Instrumentation Directory helps you locate the best suppliers for your needs. This issue also includes articles focused on deformation and tension, materials characterization trends, non-destructive imaging, and more. Check it out!