Effect of firing temperature on triaxial electrical porcelain properties made from Tanzania locally sourced ceramic raw materials

Blasius Ngayakamo, S. Eugene Park
2018 Építőanyag: Journal of Silicate Based and Composite Materials  
The study has investigated the effect of firing temperature during the production of technical triaxial electrical porcelain, for electrical insulation applications using Tanzania locally sourced ceramic raw materials. The green triaxial porcelain samples containing 50 wt% of Pugu kaolin, 35 wt% of Same clay and 15 wt% of feldspar were produced and fired at 1200°C-1300°C with a heating rate of 10°C/min (dwell time of 1.5h) and cooled at 10 0 C/min to a room temperature. X-ray diffraction
more » ... diffraction technique was used to investigate phases developed in the triaxial electrical porcelain after firing process. The main crystalline phases revealed were mullite and quartz. The technological properties of the triaxial electrical porcelain such as water absorption, apparent porosity, bulk density, bending and dielectric strength were determined for each porcelain sample fired at high temperature. The optimum physical-mechanical and electrical properties were found at 1250 0 C. However, the triaxial electrical porcelain properties were found to decrease with the increase in firing temperature.
doi:10.14382/epitoanyag-jsbcm.2018.19 fatcat:dvfgdxc5kbhgnmdrofgwrpwyzy