Decomposing manganese granular particles in a buff stoneware causing it to bloat

Tuesday 9th July 2013

A cone 6 stoneware with 0.3% 60/80 mesh manganese granular (Plainsman M340). Fired from cone 4 (bottom) to cone 8 (top). It is normally stable to cone 8, with the manganese it begins to bloat at cone 7. The particles of manganese generate gases as they decompose and melt, these produce volumes and pressures sufficiently suddenly that closing channels within the maturing body are unable to vent them out.

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Manganese Granular, Manganese in Clay Bodies, Bloating, LOI, Body Bloating

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