The Viking 24 with Sentry 12-Key Controller is a round Insulating FireBrick Kiln with groove-mounted Elements. It measures 22.5″dia x 29″D inside. The Viking 24 is rated to 2350°F. It fires on 240 Volts / 1 Phase power. Rated to 14400 Watts.
All Vikings are digital. As with our standard TNF top-loading studio kilns, they feature the Sentry 12-key digital temperature controller, an easy access switch box, pinless elements, and the little counter-balance spring system. But in addition, they come with built-in high amperage fuses, and heavy-duty mercury relays instead of our standard mechanical relays. Industrial mercury relays far outlast the standard mechanical relays and are also quieter.
The Viking-24 has the power to spare. The extra wattage found in Paragon Viking kilns helps compensate for aging elements or low voltage. They have ample power to reach cone 10 and, if you ever need it, to fire rapidly. Elements last longer because the extra wattage and thicker 3″ firebricks help the elements reach porcelain and stoneware temperatures without strain. Since the kiln can fire stoneware, it can naturally handle low-fire ceramics with ease.
You can separate the Viking-24 kiln bottom and sections to repair bricks, to change elements, or to move the kiln down narrow stairwells or through narrow doorways. Heavy-duty twist-lock spring latches securely hold the assembled kiln sections. Sectional kilns are ideal for older buildings in areas such as New York City or in homes with basements. The kiln is easy to maintain—the stainless steel case of each kiln section includes case tighteners.
Why the Top Wall Bricks Resist Wear
The 2” high top row of bricks in the Viking-24 is solid for extra durability. Since the top brick row is solid, it is less susceptible to damage during loading than a grooved brick. And should you ever need to replace a top brick, just loosen the stainless steel case tighteners of the top section and slide the brick out.
The top row of firebricks not only lasts longer than the top row in competitive kilns, but they also give you a bonus of two inches of extra firing chamber depth. Compare the 29” depth of the Viking-24 with the depth of 10-sided competitive brands.
The Viking-24 is built with deluxe 3” thick firebricks throughout in the sidewalls, the reversible brick bottom, and the 3” thick lid. The peepholes, both sides of the lid, and top rim of the sidewall firebrick are hardened and sealed with a special refractory coating that reduces dusting.
Enjoy even heat distribution for consistent firing results. The elements are “tuned,” which means hotter elements are placed in the top and bottom of the firing chamber, where extra heat is needed. This results in superior heat distribution without the need for 3-zone temperature control. (However, you can order 3-zone if you want it. Please scroll below to the Options section.)