Publisher: California Historical Society
ISBN-10: 0820603678, 0820603147
ISBN-13: 978-0820603674, 978-0820603148
(2nd ed) Enlarged Edition
This is an indispensable reference source and training tool not only for kiln operators, but for supervisors and management staff as well. Extensive discussions on pre-heater and pre-calciner operations are included. The appendix includes a section with conversion tables, definitions of common terms relating to rotary kilns, and a suggested outline for a training program for new operators. CONTENTS: History; Types of Rotary Kilns; Refractories; Fuels; Combustion; The Flame; Heat Transfer; Heat Balances; The Chemistry of Kiln Feed and Clinker, Reaction Zones in the Rotary Kiln; Coating and Ring Formation in a Rotary Kiln; The Air Circuit in a Rotary Kiln: Movement of the Material Through The Kiln; Kiln Operating and Control Methods; Instrumentation; Burning Zone Control; Fuel Systems; Clinker cooler Control; Kiln Exit-Gas Temperature Control; Feed-Rate Control; Kiln Starts and Shutdowns; The 27 Basic Kiln Conditions; Kiln Emergency Conditions; Safety and Accident Prevention; Appendix: A KILN OPERATOR’S QUIZ; Glossary; Conversion Tables; Index.