Forced Draft Burners and Safety Equipment
Forced draft burners are recognized throughout the ceramic industry as the most efficient means of firing a kiln. Air and gas are mixed thoroughly providing complete combustion of the fuel, and reduced firing costs. The ”forced draft” provides constant pressure which distributes the heat evenly throughout the entire kiln chamber. You’ll appreciate the cones bending together top to bottom! Each of the two burners comes equipped with a water column pressure gauge, 100% flame safety gas valve, a minihelic air gauge to monitor air pressure settings, and a pilot burner.
Air Gauge Manifold System
The air gauge manifold provides precise control of air flow into the main burner. Air gauges give analog (needle indicator) readouts showing air pressure. Instead of approximations, it is possible to make accurate correlations between gas pressure and air pressure, thus creating a base line for precision firing results. The manifold includes one air gauge and a single air control valve which feed both burners simultaneously.
Bailey Gas Kilns are the by-product of logic and innovative thinking. Our unique down-draft design represents years of careful research. Every aspect of fuel efficiency, firing consistency and durability has been incorporated into each kiln. We can say quite confidently that there is no other kiln design that can provide such an unparalleled performance.
Uniform Heat Distribution
The Bailey down-draft gives a unique 360 degree heat flow pattern. This flow pattern maximizes the absorption of the heat energy and dramatically reduces firing costs. You get uniform heat top to bottom, front to back, and side to side. Unlike venturi style downdraft kilns with burners coming through the floor, our forced air downdraft kilns offer ingenious internal adjustments to fine tune the path of the heat flow. By adjusting the placement and size of the target brick, we can optimize firing results for traditional pottery forms or sculpture. Just watch those cone packs drop evenly!
The 360 degree heat travel also gives excellent control of the atmosphere. Whether you fire oxidation or reduction, atmosphere control is extremely simple. We take the mystery out of firing and make it easy to get perfectly consistent firing results. You can look forward to beautiful glazes in every part of your kiln.
Studio Standard Shuttle Kilns
Shuttle kilns make stacking infinitely easier. The exceptional value of our Standard shuttles makes affording one easy. Bailey shuttle kilns include our innovative stainless steel spring loaded cart seal (standard) and retractable scissors track (optional). See these features pictured in the Deluxe shuttle page which follows.
Having trouble fitting a kiln through a doorway? We may have the solution. Call about our “detachable chimney” feature.
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