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FLOW THROUGH ORIFICE 29
This may be clearly seen by a reference to Fig. 2, in which is
given the orifice at the highest portion of the roof of the kiln
having an area «, such that the lower free surface of the layer of
kerosene in the model has become stationary at a distance H
below the smoke hole or orifice.
It is evidently desirable that the values of the coefficients
KI and *2 should be determined in order that they may be used in
the equation (B). The values of Q, o> and h may be determined
experimentally. Unfortunately this has not been done up to the
For gases, in the case of comparatively large orifices, these
coefficients will probably approximate unity. This is the value
which has been assigned to these coefficients for the purpose of
solving the problems presented in this work.
The case shown in Fig. 2 may be especially called to the
attention of those who are operating reverberatory furnaces.
The author had the opportunity to verify this in the works of
Korniloff Brothers, at Petrograd, accompanied by Professor
J. G. Yesmann.W In the second story of the porcelain kiln (Fig.
85, page 114) where the waste gases passed out through the roof,
the lower free surface of the gases was clearly seen at a height of
from 1 to If meters above the hearth of the kiln. This lower
free surface of the layer of gases evidently might be forced down
as far as the hearth of the upper chamber by the obstructing of the
smoke hole in the roof of the kiln, as with the experimental models
which have been shown.
When the lower free surface of the layer of gases is brought
down into contact with the hearth of the kiln, it gives the nearest
approach to a uniform burn that it is possible to obtain with a
furnace operating in this manner, which is old and irrational.
Complete regularity of the burn cannot be attained, as has been
shown, except by the use of the downdraft system (Fig. 4).
Getting rid of the waste gases of combustion by means of an
opening in the highest part of the furnace was a method very
much in favor in former times ;<2> but in later furnaces this method
has been completely supersede*!. However, an example is given
C1) Professor of hydraulics at the Polytechnic Institute of Petrograd.
[Refer to p. 153 and following.
(2) Updraft furnaces are frequently employed in the manufacture and
smelting of copper, lead, and certain other metals.