2000: BURTON-APTA Ltd (New name: IMERYS Tűzállóanyaggyártó Kft.): Gas-fired, ceramic-burning bell furnace (The furnace is marked PERINGER furnace)

Key technical data:

Two-position, natural gas-fired, ceramic-burning bell furnace, maximum temperature 1360 °C.

Useful furnace chamber dimensions (including stack size): 3 m x 1,4 m x 4,8 m ? 20 m3

Quantity of material to be fired: max. 14 tonnes of coarse ceramics. Furnace atmosphere: oxidising.

Cycle time 36-82 hours, depending on the amount of charge, in heating-cooling mode.

Moving the bell: fixed, with individual lifting between the two base positions.