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A kiln is a thermally insulated chamber, a type of oven, that produces temperatures sufficient to complete some process, such as hardening, drying, or chemical changes. Kilns have been used for millennia to turn objects made from clay into pottery, tiles and bricks.
Various industries use rotary kilns for pyroprocessing—to calcinate ores, to calcinate limestone to lime for cement, and to transform many other materials.
Schools really should have all kilns checked yearly. One school in Queensland Australia hadn't had their kiln serviced for a number of years and the subsequent fire resulted in the loss of the kiln and the building that housed it. Kilns operate at over 1,000 degrees Celsius and if there are any issues with the insulation or door seals the escaping heat could have dire consequences.
Please also ensure all staff are aware of correct operating procedures and regular maintenance for your kilns.
None of our Members have an industrial kiln but we figure there would be some fairly specif maintenance requirements!
Unlikely to need to check supplier kiln maintenance?
From wiki, there are multiple types of kilns. For the time being, we are dividing into two major groups
- Hobby kilns, for kilns found in schools
- Industrial kilns
At least yearly for hobby kilns found in schools.
Industrial kilns...can't wait to find out.