GF15ECS

Reg. $7,840.00

Quick Overview

Model - GF15ECS 240 or 208 volt, inside dimensions: 60" wide x 36" front-to-back  x 12" deep, fires to 1700°F


Olympic Kilns builds affordable powerful volume producing glass kilns.  Users are provided with equipment that handles capacity loads and large pieces with ease.  The Production Glass Fusing kilns have many outstanding features and can be designed as top loading, clamshell loading, or both top and clamshell loading; and as a Bell design with the firing chamber electronically raised and  lowered and a removable floor for convenient loading and unloading. 


The frames of the Production glass fusing kilns are built of heavy angle iron and metal tubing.  Kiln walls are 4 ½” insulating brick with 1” ceramic fiberboard and 1” air space created by the tube frame.  The result is an energy efficient heavy load production kiln with a cooler outside surface and temperature.  These models are built with double insulated floors consisting of brick and ceramic fiberboard.  The kilns walls and floor are constructed of kiln brick and board insulation.  Kiln brick, ceramic board and pyro-block modules comprise the easy opening counter sprung lid.


Floor elements, when selected as an option, are controlled by infinite switches which can be adjusted by the kiln operator as needed.  Glass fusing production kilns are equipped with heavy gauge elements and industrial relays for long life.  Production volume glass kiln models have a hinged electrical box for easy access and their own breaker box for easy access, safety and lockout.


Production glass kiln models come equipped with pilot light, heavy angle iron frame, stainless steel jacket, breaker box, Bartlett RTC-1000 digital electronic controller, instruction manuals, and warranty card.  One-year Limited Kiln Warranty.  Options are available including upgrading to the Genesis touchscreen controller, lid elements in quartz rods, Type S thermocouple, 2 or 3 zone control, 480 volt, vents, and much more.  Furniture Kits are available and provide 1 layer of shelving with smooth ceramic fiberboard, ceramic paper and large square posts.  Some options must be quoted because of variations in models.


Custom-made Production Glass Fusing kilns quoted upon request.

Product Info

Product Info

Specific Kiln Information

GF15ECS & GF15ETLCSpecificationsWiring 1 Phase3 Phase
Inside Chamber Dimensions w x d x h (inches) 60 x 36 x 12 Volts 208 240 208 240
Cubic Feet 15 Amps 80 70 53 46
Outside Dimensions      w x d x h (inches) 82 x 68 x 56 Watts 16,800   

Brick Thicknesss

4 1/2" + 1" Fiber Breaker Required 100 Amp   90 Amp 70 Amp   60 Amp
Maximum Temperature 1700°F/927°C Plug Configuration Direct Wired  
Est Ship Wt 1,555 lbs Copper Wire Size #4, #2 if circuit is longer than 40 ft    

 

GF15ETLC Top & Clamshell Loading, 1 Phase - $7,685.00

Details

Details

Receiving Your Kiln

Olympic Kilns packs its merchandise so that it will arrive at its destination undamaged. Olympic orders are FOB origin when they leave our loading dock. This means we hold the carrier's receipt that your order left in good condition. We do not allow any deductions from invoices for damaged ware. It is the receiver's responsibility to understand and comply with standard shipping and receiving practices as described in this section. The carrier is responsible for transporting your freight but not for unloading it. A lift gate is required if you do not have a loading dock for shipments delivered by freight carrier. UPS and FEDEX will deliver smaller shipments to your door.

If you do not have a loading dock, a lift gate for transporting the freight from the truck to ground level is required upon delivery. You will need to request lift gate service when ordering your kiln from your Olympic dealer. Otherwise additional freight charges will be incurred upon delivery of freight. It is your responsibility to move the freight from the truck to its place of use.

Lift gates are available for kilns on 6 ft. x 6 ft. pallets or smaller. Any Commercial Glass Fusing kiln and 20 cubic feet or larger Commercial Electric and Downdraft Gas models require the customer to have a forklift that can move the kiln from the truck to the desired location. If you do not have access to a forklift, check the internet or yellow pages for small moving companies that can take the freight off the long distance carrier and move the freight to the desired location. Give any prospective mover a physical description of the kiln, the weight, and inform them that it is designed to be picked up with a pallet truck or forklift only.


Kiln Location

1. Adequate space - at least 12 inches of space between the kiln and the wall. (However, for operator comfort, allow room to walk around the kiln if maintenance is required. Stackable kilns require tightening of the kiln rings while firing for proper alignment.)

2. All flammable materials such as curtains, plastics, etc. in the area of the kiln should be removed. Determine room size required from the outer dimensions of the kiln you wish to purchase. For commercial kilns, check door width, and if the door is insufficient to allow kiln entry, contact Olympic Kilns to check if modifications can be made to kiln before it is ordered and built.

3. Proper ventilation - Heat can accumulate in restricted areas above both gas and electric kilns if a hood is not used. If the kiln is gas and located in a confined area it is essential that an exhaust hood be place above the kiln and vented to the outside. This ensures removal of heat and exhaust gases, including carbon monoxide. Even if the kiln is outside be sure that the hot exhaust gases do not cause damage. Check all local requirements or codes before installation.

4. If the kiln is to be placed outside, ensure that moisture is not permitted. Use a roof over the kiln or some type water resistant tarp when the kiln is not being fired.

5. Remember to use sheet metal or non-flammable material to shim the legs when leveling the kiln.

Kiln Installation

Position the kiln with the observation holes clearly visible and with the electronic controller within easy reach. For kilns equipped with a power cord, place the kiln to the left of the proper electrical outlet so that the kiln can be plugged in without touching the metal jacket. Because all kilns generate heat the stand or frame should be placed on a concrete floor. Tiles or linoleum could be damaged without this precaution.

If the kiln is to be placed outside, ensure that moisture is not permitted. Use a roof over the kiln or some type water resistant tarp when the kiln is not being fired. Remember to use sheet metal or non-flammable material to shim the legs when leveling the kiln.

Electrical Hook-Up

To provide the performance it was designed to give, your new kiln must have the proper outlet and breaker to supply adequate voltage and amperage. An incorrect connection may cause disappointing or even hazardous results. A qualified electrician needs to be consulted to determine whether your wiring is adequate.

Electric kilns running on 120 volts will plug into a standard outlet but check your breaker to ensure proper performance. Standard electric kilns will run on 240 volts, single phase. If your kiln was ordered 208 volts, single or three-phase power, it will be noted on the nameplate on the kiln. Commercial electric kilns may be wired for 240, 208, 380, or 480 volts; single or three phase. Most commercial kilns require direct wiring and a receptacle outlet is not required.

Any kiln ordered three-phase will be direct wired (there is not a power cord attached to the kiln).

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