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See Reasons to Own Vent-A-Kiln Overhead Ventilation System! 

Vent-A-KilnVent-A-KilnPromotes the Health and Well-Being of Workers and Students


Hazardous emissions can cause harm to you and your co-workers as well as students and children in ceramic studios and schools. In fact, high temperatures chemically alter clays and glazes, unleashing unhealthy fumes and odors.


Vent-A-Kiln is a variable-height, suspended fume collection system that captures unhealthy fumes as they rise and then safely exhaust them away from your working environment.


Vent-A-Kiln meets applicable OSHA standards.


Removes Unsafe, Excess Heat That Rises Naturally


Ovens, kilns, and industrial operations produce heat that can make your working environment uncomfortable and result in hazardous conditions. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) states that temperatures at combustible ceilings and floors should be kept below 160°F (71°C) near industrial furnaces.


In addition to the human element, excess heat can have an adverse effect on the process involved. For example, kilns need to function where the ambient temperature is between 32°F to 100°F (0°C to 38°C) to ensure optimal operation of the kiln and its controls. In an atmosphere without an adequate ventilation system, temperatures found in a confined room with a kiln operating ranged from 110°F to more than 160°F (43°C to 71°C), presenting an unfavorable working environment.


Vent-A-Kiln is engineered to take advantage of the natural tendency for heat to rise. The systems capture and remove excess heat emitted from a kiln or other process application, exhausting it safely away from the working environment.


Reduces Equipment and Operating Costs


Vent-A-Kiln is a source-capture fume exhauster. Collecting fumes at or close to their point of origin offers significant savings:


  • Allows the use of smaller, less expensive hoods and lower capacity exhaust fans
  • Cuts energy consumption by permitting the use of lower horsepower motors
  • Captures and eliminates fumes emitting from inside a kiln or other processing application, thereby reducing elements that may corrode outer metal skin, wiring, firebricks, and other parts and components


Under average conditions, Vent-A-Kiln costs only about one-cent per hour to operate.


Provides Unhampered Operation of Kilns or Other Equipment


Vent-A-Kiln installs easily without drilling holes into your equipment or making any other structural changes. Since no modifications are required, your ventilation system is integrated into your process quickly and efficiently.


  • Models available for all standard size kilns - custom sizes available on request.
  • Adaptable systems to move from kiln to kiln
  • No upsetting of kiln firing balance, internal cold spots, delayed heat up time and fluctuation in internal temperatures as seen with a down draft ventilation system.


Proven Experience and Performance


Vent-A-Kiln Corporation was the first company in the industry to recognize the need for kiln ventilation. In 1984, we designed and marketed the original system specifically for removal of heat and fumes produced by kilns. This makes Vent-A-Kiln the industry benchmark ...the system by which every competitor measures itself.

Adapting our concept to industrial applications, we have sold thousands of easy-to-install systems worldwide for venting kilns and process emissions. Vent-A-Kiln systems are simple to maintain, and performance-proved in the field to stand the test of time.


Best Warranty in the Industry


Vent-A-Kiln systems are backed by a one-year warranty. We will replace or repair any defects in workmanship or materials for a period of one years from your date of purchase. We are confident about our products and want you to share in the strength of our feelings!