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The Bureau of Mines Test Program for Clay and Ceramic Raw Materials.

Authors
Liles-KJ; Heystek-H
Source
NTIS: PB 265 937 :28 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10007915
Abstract
The federal Bureau of Mines conducts a comprehensive test program on clay and shale at the Tuscaloosa Metallurgy Research Center. All samples are subjected to standard preliminary ceramic tests, which include firing formed briquets at temperatures ranging from 1,000 deg to 1,250 deg c to identify firing range and colors, and quick- firing to determine bloating characteristics. Materials that show potential as structural products are further tested after either extrusion or dry-pressing. If the quick-fire test is positive, bulk samples can be fired in a rotary kiln to evaluate their potential as lightweight aggregate. A number of miscellaneous tests also can be conducted if requested. These tests determine properties such as refractoriness (pyrometric cone equivalency), oil-bleaching characteristics, oil absorbency, viscosity for drilling-mud applications, sand-bonding properties for foundry usage, and pelletizing characteristics.
Publication Date
19770101
Document Type
IH; Information Circular;
Fiscal Year
1977
NTIS Accession No.
PB-265937
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
IC 8729
NIOSH Division
TURC;
Source Name
NTIS: PB 265 937
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