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Western Michigan University

2015

Foundry

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Loss On Ignition Using Infrared Heating, Benjamin J. Binoniemi May 2015

Loss On Ignition Using Infrared Heating, Benjamin J. Binoniemi

Master's Theses

The focus of this study is a proof of concept that infrared heating can be used to produce a reliable and rapid method of performing the loss on ignition test. The loss on ignition test is a foundry industry standard test that requires all moisture and volatile organic compounds be vaporized from a sample of foundry sand. The standard test as recommended by the American Foundry Society uses a muffle oven and requires nearly four hours to perform. This new concept performs the same test in approximately ten minutes. The biggest issues with the loss on ignition test are time ...