Heating Microscope

Effects of grains morphology on the final properties of traditional ceramic materials

In this paper, the effects of grains morphology on sintering behaviour and final microstructure of a porcelain tile body were studied by means of optical dilatometry, heating microscopy and SEM investigations. Two samples made up of the same …

Heating Microscopy and its Applications

Heating microscopes were commercially introduced 60 years ago, and they immediately gained an important role in material science and engineering thanks to their wide field of application [1]. Nowadays, these instruments are used in both industry and …

Study of the behaviour of mould powders for continuous casting by using the Heating Microscope

Mold powders, initially fly ash based, were introduced about 40 years ago in the steel continuous casting process. Nowadays, also synthetic powders consisting of mixtures of various minerals are used. The aims of the powders, when added to the free …

New Double Optic Heating Microscope for Multi-Standard Analysis

The heating microscope continues to be an extremely useful tool for studying the behaviour of materials undergoing heating cycles. In ceramics it is indispensable for studying frits and glazes. The use of computerised image analysis techniques allows …

New Misura® HSMx4 Heating Microscope up to four samples at time and FLASH measurement

The well known Misura® Heating Microscope continues to be an extremely useful tool for studying the behaviour of materials undergoing heating cycles. This equipment allows to study a wide range of materials and it combines the classical concept of …

Understanding the behaviour of glazes with the automatic Heating Microscope

The glasses are intrinsically complex systems, quite difficult to study because their structure has no long range order and they are not in a thermodynamically stable state. Ceramic glazes are undoubtedly far more complex than glasses because in most …

Analysis of some civil and industrial wastes ashes by using the Heating Microscope

The waste-to-energy process consists of the combustion of some types of refuses in order to have an energetic gain. To get the most out of some types of civil or industrial refuses as alternative fuels, it is necessary to know well each …

Double beam optical dilatometry

Thanks to the new double optical dilatometer, the ceramic scientist has the possibility to follow the behaviour of the sample during the heat treatment without interfering with the process. The applications brake the limits of traditional dilatometry …

New perspectives in the use of optical techniques for laboratory and process control

Expert System Solution has recently designed new measure techniques by means of optical insturments. These techniques concern the surface tension measurement in frits and melted glazes via Heating Microscope HSM, Bending of green tiles due to …

New optical instruments for laboratory and process testing

Expert System Solutions has recently developed new no-contact and high temperature measurement techniques for the laboratory and for testing processes. The first results in this field were the automatic heating microscope, essential for studying the …