January 13, 2018 11:49 pm | by Kilnshelf.com | Posted in ADVANCER® Material Composition, ADVANCER® Porosity, ADVANCER® Use Limitations, FAQ, Moisture Exposure, Shelf Cleaning, Soda Kiln Firing with ADVANCER®
ADVANCER® is often used in soda kilns. Clean-up of soda drips from the surface of the shelf is a breeze since the low porosity of ADVANCER does not allow the soda glass to get much of a grip on the shelf. Spraying or dumping soda into the kiln firebox and having it naturally disperse throughout the kiln is the preferred method of introducing soda into the kiln. Soda can also be introduced in a dry form when combined with whiting, with good results. We do not recommend spraying liquid soda solutions directly onto ADVANCER® shelves through a port hole, since this practice may lower the temperature enough to the point of soda contact to cause a significant temperature gradient across the shelf leading to cracking, thermal shock and failure.