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Vent A Kiln System

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Promotes the Health and Well-Being of Workers and Students

      Hazardous emissions can cause harm to you and your co-workers, as well as, students and children in ceramic studios and schools. In fact, high temperatures chemically alter clays and glazes, unleashing unhealthy fumes and odors.

      Vent-A-Kiln is a variable-height, suspended fume collection system that captures unhealthy fumes as they rise, and then safely exhausts them away from your working environment.

      Ovens, kilns, and industrial operations produce heat that can make your working environment uncomfortable and result in hazardous conditions.  The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) states that temperatures at combustible ceilings and floors should be kept below 160 F or 71 C near industrial furnaces.

      In addition to the human element, excess heat can have an adverse effect on the process involved. For example, kilns need to function where the  ambient temperature is between 32 F to 100 F (0 C to 38 C) to ensure optimal operation of the kiln and its controls. In an atmosphere without an adequate ventilation system, temperatures found in a confined room with a kiln operating ranged from 110 F to more than 160 F  (43 C to 71 C), presenting an unfavorable working environment.

      Vent-A-Kiln is engineered to take advantage of the natural tendency for heat to rise. The systems capture and remove excess heat emitted from a kiln or other process application, exhausting it safely away from the  working environment.

Reduces Equipment and Operating Costs

 Vent-A-Kiln is a source-capture fume exhauster. Collecting fumes at or close to their point of origin offers significant savings:

  • Allows the use of smaller, less expensive hoods and lower capacity exhaust fans
  • Cuts energy consumption by permitting the use of lower horsepower motors
  • Captures and eliminates fumes emitting from inside a kiln or other processing application, thereby reducing elements that may corrode outer metal skin, wiring, firebricks, and other parts and components

Under average conditions, Vent-A-Kiln costs only about one-cent per hour to operate.

Provides Unhampered Operation of Kilns or Other Equipment

     Vent-A-Kiln installs easily without drilling holes into your equipment or making any other structural changes. Since no modifications are  required, your ventilation system is integrated into your process quickly and efficiently.

  • Models available for all standard size kilns - custom sizes available on request.
  • Adaptable systems to move from kiln to kiln
  • No upsetting of kiln firing balance, internal cold spots, delayed heat up time and fluctuation in internal temperatures as seen with a  down draft ventilation system.

Proven Experience and Performance

     Vent-A-Kiln Corporation was the first company in the industry to recognize the need for kiln ventilation. In 1984, we designed and  marketed the original system specifically for removal of heat and fumes produced by kilns. This makes Vent-A-Kiln the industry benchmark ...the  system by which every competitor measures itself.
     Adapting our concept to industrial applications, we have sold thousands of easy-to-install systems worldwide for venting kilns and process  emissions. Vent-A-Kiln systems are simple to maintain, and performance-proved in the field to stand the test of time.

Best Warranty in the Industry

     Vent-A-Kiln systems are backed by a three-year warranty. We will replace or repair any defects in workmanship or materials for a period of three years from your date of purchase. We are confident about our products and want you to share in the strength of our feelings!

Vent a Kiln Models & Pricing

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American Ceramic Supply Company has been selling and servicing ceramic kilns to the ceramic industry, schools, individuals and studios for 40 years. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, American Ceramic Supply Company services and supplies ceramic equipment and supplies to traditional ceramic shops, paint your own pottery studios, ceramic potters, art teachers and art educators, ceramic and pottery finished ware producers, ceramic and pottery home based hobbyists. American Ceramic Supply Company provides education, training and consulting services to traditional ceramic shops, paint your own pottery studios, potters, art teachers and art educators, ceramic and pottery finished ware producers and home based hobbyists. American Ceramic Supply also educates and assists the architects, contractors, builders and electricians for our customers as they create their ceramic shops, paint your own pottery studios, ceramic rooms in their new schools and buildings and in their homes.

American Ceramic Supply Company and American Glass Supply Company sell ceramic kilns including Paragon Kilns, Skutt Kilns, Amaco/Excel Kilns, Cress Kilns and Olympic Kilns. Paragon’s Kilns include the Touch and Fire electric automatic kilns such as the TnF 82, TnF23, TnF24, TnF27 and TnF28’s, the Ovation kilns, Dragon and Super Dragon kilns, Iguana Kilns, Caldera and Clamshell Kilns, Janus kilns, as well as the small kilns such as the SC series kilns, heat treating kilns, doll and porcelain kilns. Skutt kilns include the Kiln Master kiln series - the popular KM818, KM1018, KM1027, KM1218, KM1227-3 and KM1231 kilns, the Glass Master kiln line such as the GM814, GM1014, GM1214 - the very popular GM1414 coffin kiln, and the production glass kiln line - the GM818, GM1018 and the GM1227-3 as well as the Skutt Hot Start Pro Kiln and the new Firebox kilns - Firebox 8 and Firebox 14 including the clamshell kiln GM22. Through American Ceramic Supply Company, Olympic Kilns has fantastic gas and glass kilns, raku kilns, electric - manual and automatic kilns such as the Dual Media Kilns, the Champ kiln, the Freedom Series kilns, the Commercial Electric kilns, and the Torchbearer Gas kilns- both available as propane or natural gas kilns. Olympic also has truck kilns, commercial industrial kilns, custom kilns, DPF Cleaning Kilns and industrial kilns. Amaco kilns and Excel Kilns are very popular kilns with teachers and art educators. Front loading kilns, top-loading kilns, professional kiln line series, Fine Art kilns, Professional Kiln series, and metal enameling kilns are all part of the Amaco kilns and Excel kilns production series. Whether you need a pottery kiln, jewelry kiln, silver art clay kiln, glass fusing kiln, glass slumping kiln, knife heat treating kiln, clay tile production kiln, low fire kiln, high fire kiln, 120V kiln, 240V kiln, 208V kiln or even a 480V kiln! -
American Ceramic Supply Company can provide you with just the kiln for your very special needs and desires to last you for a very long time!

American Ceramic Supply Company continues to sell, service, educate and provide on-going marketing and technical support to the ceramic and pottery industry. Our goals are the best customer service we can possibly offer, generosity of information to our customers so that they can succeed and accomplish their ceramic dreams and desires and
doing the right thing by God and Country.

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