What are the properties and significance of Fire Clay?
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Let’s discuss the definition of fire clay:
Fire clay is a range of refractory clays used in the manufacture of ceramics, especially for fire brick.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines fire clay as a “Mineral aggregate composed of hydrous silicates of aluminum (Al2O3.SiO2.2H2O) with or without silica.”
Properties of fire clay:
Significance of fire clay :
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Fire clay :-
Fire clay is a range of refractory clays used in the manufacture of ceramics, especially fire brick. The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines fire clay very generally as a “mineral aggregate composed of hydrous silicates of aluminium (Al2O3·2SiO2·2H2O) with or without free silica.”
Properties of fire clay :-
Fire clay is resistant to high temperatures, having fusion points higher than 1,600 °C (2,910 °F); therefore it is suitable for lining furnaces, as fire brick, and for manufacture of utensils used in the metalworking industries, such as crucibles, saggars, retorts and glassware. Because of its stability during firing in the kiln, it can be used to make complex items of pottery such as pipes and sanitary ware.
Fire clay bricks
Fire bricks or fire clay bricks are made from the fire clay. The process of manufacturing of these bricks is same as the ordinary bricks but are burnt at very high temperatures in a special type of kilns generally Hofmann’s kill. The raw materials of these bricks consists of flint clay and grog that has burned fire clay as non plastic materials and soft fire clay as plastic material.
Properties and significance: