Temperature Monitoring Process Temperature
Monitoring & Verification
If you are looking for the best product to help monitor your High Temperature Process, let Orton Help you with the right solution. Pyrometric Cones, TempCheks, TempTabs and PTCR are available. All of these products are independent of your electronics and allow you to monitor your process temperatures alongside your ware being fired. more details
Products for Kilnsventing systems and
electronic controllers
Orton does not make kilns but we do supply high quality venting systems and electronic controllers for electric Kilns and furnaces. Orton VentMaster Vent Systems and Orton AutoFire Controllers and other Productivity and Safety Items are available. more details
Thermal Analysis Measurement and
Glass Testing Equipment
Orton dilatometers are known globally as reliable instruments measuring thermal expansion of materials at high temperature. Glass testing Equipment measures Annealing and Strain points, Viscosity Measurement (Beam Bending / Parallel Plate) and Softening points (Labino / Littleton methods) of glass. Orton also makes a Rotating Spindle Viscometer and Gradient Furnaces. more details
Materials TestingMaterials Testing
And Research Center
The Orton Materials Testing and Research Center is a full service independent test facility offering over 100 ASTM tests. Orton's ability to deliver timely test results makes it the “go to” Lab for companies in the Refractory, Ceramic and Glass Industries. Orton is continually looking for ways to assist its customers and has recently added a new corrosion resistance test for refractory material. more details

Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation

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A two day course sponsored by The Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation

Orton is offering a series of new short courses dealing with refractories and glass. The first new course to be offered is "Advanced Thermal Properties of Refractories,” to be held on October 29 and 30, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to the classroom lectures the course will include a demonstration lab session each day. Visit https://www.ortonceramic.com for additional course details and registration information.

Who Should Attend

Engineers and scientists who are involved in the manufacturing, research and development, or consumption of refractory materials will find this course beneficial. A high level technical or engineering background is essential to take this course, although technical professionals may find the subject matter informative and useful.

Course Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to provide the participants with an in depth understanding of the thermal properties of refractories. The laboratory sessions are designed to provide the participants with direct experience in fabricating test specimens and the application of standard ASTM test methods. Each participant will receive course notes and reference material for future reference.

Future Courses

In addition to the above advanced course, there will be two other advanced courses, three technician training courses, and an introduction course offered in the future. The tentative course schedule with dates is shown below:


            Technician Training – Thermal Properties of Refractories (March 2019)

            Advanced Mechanical Properties of Refractories (June 2019)

            Technician Training – Mechanical Properties of Refractories (October 2019)

            Technician Training – Physical Properties of Refractories (March 2020)

            Introduction to Glass (March 2020)

            Introduction to Refractories (June 2020)

            Technician Training – Thermal Properties of Refractories (March 2021)

            Advanced Corrosion Behavior of Refractories (June 2021)

            Technician Training – Mechanical Properties of Refractories (October 2021)


Orton will also provide certificates for students completing a combination of three advanced courses or three training courses plus one introduction course.

For Additional Questions Concerning the Courses Contact

Dr. Joseph Homeny
The Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation
Phone: (614) 818-1323
Fax: (614)-895-5610

We Are Committed to the Advancement of Science ...

The Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation serves the global materials industry providing products for thermal process verification, thermo-analytical instruments and materials testing services. We are focused on providing the ceramics and metals industries products and services second to none, working directly with our customers to understand their needs. The Orton Ceramic Foundation has provided the standard for firing verification for more than 100 years. Working directly with our customers Orton continually explores new products and services with the same commitment our founder Dr. Edward Orton Jr. made to the ceramic industry over 100 years ago.


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