Top Loading Kilns
Kilns must not be positioned on wooden floors, thermoplastic floors or carpets.
As there is a requirement to access the side of the kilns for either inserting or removing side ventilation bungs, adequate clearance to carry out this operation must be given consideration.
Top Loading kilns do radiate more heat from their outlet surface than from front loading kilns. We therefore recommend that a minimum space of 400mm (16″) be left between the kiln outer surface and combustible material.
Front Loading Kilns
Position the kiln on a solid flat floor and adhere to the minimum clearances from other objects.
It is recommended that a space of approximately 300mm (12″) minimum be allowed between the sides of the kiln and any object or wall, unless controls of any kind are located on the side. In which case adequate space should be allowed for access.
For ease of future maintenance, we recommend a minimum of 610mm (24″) be left at the rear of the kiln, however where space is limited we can add an extra cost option and fit the kiln with castor wheels to enable the kiln to be moved forward for maintenance.
Consideration must be given to give adequate room to open the kiln door and for loading and unloading the firing chamber.
The Falcon Compact Range, exclusive to Kiln and Furnaces has been designed for installation where space is limited.
Instruments must be kiln mounted to prevent damage from extensive heat.
All Electrically operated kilns
Allow approximately 760mm (30″) above the kiln to minimise fire risk. If in doubt, suspend a sheet of heat resistant material from the ceiling directly above the kiln.
In certain circumstances it may be necessary to vent waste heat or products of combustion via a heat collection canopy and ducting to the atmosphere. Highly recommended.