mb14
9 posts
TimePosted 08/03/2009 23:54:32
mb14 says

Kiln Shell Red Spot

What is the maximum allowable   kiln shell temperature.

How can We react with kiln shell red spot ..

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Michael Clark
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TimePosted 09/03/2009 11:18:25

Re: Kiln Shell Red Spot

The steel of the kiln shell loses its strength progressively as temperature rises. With a red spot you should stop the kiln and repair the refractory lining.

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mb14
9 posts
TimePosted 09/03/2009 14:01:19
mb14 says

Re: Kiln Shell Red Spot

Dear Mr.Clark,

Thank you ,for your quick response .

but I ask how long? and how much high temperaure can the kiln shell bear till the refractory be changed ?

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Mr_Keef
4 posts
TimePosted 09/03/2009 15:49:35
Mr_Keef says

Re: Kiln Shell Red Spot

how long you can run with a red spot depends on how big the spot is and where in the kiln it is.  Sometimes a red spot can be due to a single brick falling out - in such a case it is often possible to put a fan on the area, condense some liquid phase into the hole and run for weeks like this. Bear in mind this coating will fall out following any kiln stop. This can also be done in the case of thin bricks in the burning zone area, and at least gives you time to get s bricking crew organised.  Also you can change the flame length to take heat away from the hot area - again will only work temporarily but can give you a few days to organise repairs.

The 'rule-of-thumb' I have often heard is that if you can see the red spot in daylight you should stop pretty much straight away.  If it is only a dull glow at night then you can probably manage it for a good while using the above measures.

 Maximum allowable temp depends on shell thickness and size of spot but bear in mind  once the shell is damaged it all gets very expensive, so best not to run too long with a hot spot. If in doubt - stop it.

In terms of size - much more than a few bricks (~0.5sqm) should be stopped quickly.

 Hope this helps

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