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TUNNEL KILN [1 record]

Record 1 1982-07-22


Subject field(s)
  • Refractory Materials (Metallurgy)
  • Ovens and Baking (Ceramics)

a kiln in which the firing zone is stationary and in which the ware passes along a straight or circular tunnel.


A tunnel kiln is often named after the method of moving the work through the kiln. (...) Small tunnel kilns may have a traveling mesh belt (mesh belt tunnels), or the ware may be placed in metal or refractory boxes called saggers. The boxes may be pushed through on a stationary hearth (pusher tunnel) or may roll on top of ceramic rollers (roller hearth tunnel).

Key term(s)
  • sagger


  • Matériaux réfractaires (Métallurgie)
  • Fours et cuisson (Céramique industrielle)

four dans lequel le feu est fixe et où les produits se déplacent le long d'un tunnel rectiligne ou circulaire (annulaire).


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