Test Procedures

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Firing Shrinkage - FSHR

This test procedure was employed in the Foresight Ceramic Database and now is available for those having an account at Insight-Live.com. Accumulating test data using the variables defined in these procedures enables us to create tools that enable you to compare the physical properties of materials and recipes.


A percentage value that represents the dry-to-fired shrinkage of a ceramic body. Typically a body is fired to a range of temperatures, each is specified with its shrinkage value.

For a comprehensive test to measure shrinkage and porosity, see the SHAB test.


VAL - Value (V)

Specify the percent and the temperature e.g. 5.3% @ cone 6

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