72 APPLICATION OF THE LAWS OF HYDRAULICS
The velocity for the original section was 20 m 50 per second;
the ratio of these velocities is
which shows that the furnace will continue to function with a gas
port area 2.2 times its original area.
This analysis is riecesssary to enable the designer to plan the
lines of the furnace in such a manner that a long campaign will be
XI. METHODS OF COMPUTING FOR FURNACES OF VARIOUS TYPES
In this chapter it is proposed to supply a computation scheme
which will be of service to engineers and technicians whose duties
make it necessary for them to follow closely the working of rever-
beratory furnaces. All the data which are available at this time
are based upon a small number of furnaces. For this reason it is
impossible to confirm the absolute exactness of the coefficients
which are presented.
The verification of these numerical constants is necessary in
order to fix their limitations. Research should be undertaken by
others, and the author will be glad to give the fullest recognition
to those co-workers who desire to contribute to the improvement
of furnace work and who will aid him in attaining that end.
The following order of procedure is suggested for use in making
the computations and sketches for a furnace.
In designing a furnace, the first thing to do is to roughly outline
the heating chamber. Within this outline should be indicated
the direction of the gaseous currents and, consequently, the sys-
tem upon which the furnace works.
For example, in the case of a brick kiln, the height will be
fixed by the consistency of the unburned bricks, which will limit
the height to which they may be set, and the length and width
(or diameter) will be fixed by the capacity of the kiln, or the
number of bricks to be burned at one setting.
In the case of a furnace for the gradual or continuous heating
of ingots, the dimensions of the hearth of the furnace will be
(1) An analysis of this character might show that expensive cooling device
were neither desirable or necessary.