Training courses are an important issue within the worldwide Keller service structure.
In November 2011, for instance, employees of the Turkish company Kılıçog˘lu Kiremit from Eskis¸ehir were welcomed for a training course in the ceramic laboratory. Kılıçog˘lu has been making clay roofing tiles since 1927 and is one of the largest manufacturers of roofing tiles in Turkey with an annual output of 80 mill. tiles.
Mr Hulusi Kıyık (plant manager) and Mrs Yasemin Kara (head of the ceramic laboratory) attended a one-week intensive training course. The special feature of this training was that they brought their own ceramic body as used at their plant in Turkey.
Special skills, such as the determination of drying and firing shrinkage, water consumption, apparent density of the brick body, bending strength and compressive strength are thoroughly trained during the course in the ceramic laboratory. In addition, reading and interpretation of measuring curves of DTA and dilatometer measurements or grain size analyses are trained. A further integral part of the training courses are extensive discussions on the nature of manufacturing defects and how to eliminate them.
An excerpt from the training courses offered by Keller HCW can be viewed at www.zi-online.info/specials.