Olympic Kilns builds affordable, powerful electric and gas kilns for industrial, commercial and production volume use. These models handle large capacity loads with ease, fire to high temperatures – cone 10, 2350°F, and are extremely durable and long lasting. Our Industrial gas and electric kilns have many outstanding features including design options of top or front loading, or car loading with a removable floor and door for convenient loading and unloading.
The frames of the Large Capacity gas and electric kilns are built of heavy angle iron and metal tubing. Kiln walls are 4 ½" thick constructed of insulating brick, 1" ceramic fiber board and 1" air space created by the tube frame. The design results in an energy efficient kiln with a cooler surface and outside temperature. Olympic's Large Capacity gas and electric kilns have double insulated floors consisting of brick and ceramic fiberboard. The binder in the ceramic board insulation will emit an odor during the first firing. This is normal and will not occur after the kiln has been fired for the first time.
Front-loading electric kiln styles are built with door elements and are installed in a 4 ½" thick brick wall and backed with 1" x 1" steel tubing and 1" ceramic fiberboard. Ceramic fiber surrounds the brick insert in the door and provides a tight seal between the opening and the body of the kiln. The lids of the top loading models are comprised of pyro-brick modules and a counter-sprung lid for easy opening and closing of the kiln lid. Large Capacity electric kilns are equipped with heavy gauge elements and industrial mercury relays for longevity. These heavy duty models come equipped with hinged electrical boxes and are equipped with their own breaker boxes for easy access, safety and lockout.
The roofs of the DownDraft gas kilns are designed with bolt-in pyro-block modules for energy efficiency and easy repairs. Olympic DownDraft gas kilns are built with high efficiency venturi burners located underneath the kiln chamber and have the option of placing the burners on the side of the kiln chamber when the kiln is under construction. Forced air burners are an available option.
Olympic gas and electric car kilns are built with a heavy gauge iron track for rolling the kiln floor and door in and out of the kiln chamber.