PEMANFAATAN TUNGKU BERBAHAN BAKAR LPG DAN MODIFIKASI RUANG BAKAR UNTUK PEMBAKARAN KERAMIK UKIR BERGLASIR

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M. Dachyar Effendi

Abstract

A downdraft kiln using LPG as energy source with capacity 1 m3 and maximum
firing temperature 13000C has been constructed and midified to give better heat
distribution. For firing ceramic process, most of Balinese and Lombok craftsmen
use firewood as energy source. This method is inefficient from the production rate.
Point of view, downdraft kiln can help the craftsmen to process ceramic easier,
faster and cheaper. Downdraft kiln using LPG has been selected as an alternative
kiln due to minimum pollutant produced compare with updraft kiln using coal or
firewood. The kiln constructed has fulfilled the requirement of kiln firing process
quality in which the firing causes sintering process in the ceramics body. The kiln
with a capacity of 1m3 can reach a maximum firing temperature which of 13000C.
To test this modified kiln, some carved ceramic has burned into the kiln. Carved
ceramic has been chosen caused by need more good heat distribution than other
ceramic design product and have differ thickennes in all bodies.The final product
give a better product whithout defect compare to product burned into unmodified
kiln
Kata kunci: tungku hemat energi, keramik ukir, stoneware

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Effendi, M. D. (2010). PEMANFAATAN TUNGKU BERBAHAN BAKAR LPG DAN MODIFIKASI RUANG BAKAR UNTUK PEMBAKARAN KERAMIK UKIR BERGLASIR. Jurnal Energi Dan Lingkungan (Enerlink), 6(1). https://doi.org/10.29122/elk.v6i1.1561
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