Installation and Exhaust Air Extraction
Certain simple instructions must be observed to ensure safe operation of the kilns. Read below to find out how to install your kiln and connect the exhaust air extraction system.
Function and equipment
When the kiln is being installed, it is important that there is a safety gap of 0.5 m between the kiln and flammable materials on all sides and 1.0 m to the ceiling. If the ceiling is lower, heat-resistant insulation must be installed. If non-flammable materials are used for insulation the minimum distance between the kiln may be reduced to 0.20 m at the sides. The kiln must be placed on a non-flammable surface (fire safety class A DIN 4102 – Example: concrete, tiles, glass, aluminum or steel). The floor must be level so that the kiln can stand upright. Kiln and switchgear are not designed to be used outdoors.
Exhaust Air Extraction
When ceramics are fired, depending on the quality of the clay and/or glaze, they can emit gases and vapors that are harmful to health. Therefore, exhaust gases must be directed outdoors in a suitable manner. We recommend the connection of an extraction pipe to the kiln to remove the exhaust gases.
An 80 mm diameter zinc-plated steel pipe or stainless steel pipe is suitable for this purpose (up to model N 300/H). The pipe must be installed constantly rising. Sufficient room ventilation is necessary to ensure that fresh air is mixed with the exhaust gases.
A maximum exhaust gas temperature of approx. 200 °C can be assumed for the piping system. There is a risk of burning at the bypass connection and the piping. The wall duct must be made from heatproof material. We recommend that a local ventilation company dimensions the exhaust gas piping.