Temperature Control and Calibration in Quench Furnaces and Some New Temperature Measurements in the System CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2

G. M. Biggar and M. J. O'Hara
Grant Institute of Geology, Edinburgh University, West Mains Road, Edinburgh 9

Summary: Techniques associated with temperature control and measurement in quench furnaces are described and a study made of calibration problems. Systematic temperature errors as great as 30°C in published results from separate laboratories are explicable. A comprehensive redetermination of temperatures of invariant equilibria in systems containing CaO, MgO, Al2O3, SiO2, Na2O, Fe-O2, has been initiated and the results to date are presented, including approximate determinations of three invariant equilibria in the system CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 involving liquid, monticellite, spinel, and two of merwinite, periclase, and forsterite, which are important in the melting of magnesia refractories, and precise determinations of the three newly recognized invariant equilibria involving liquid, spinel, diopside, and two of forsterite, melilite, and anorthite.

Mineralogical Magazine; March 1969 v. 37; no. 285; p. 1-15; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1969.037.285.01
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