Plant Layout and Design

  • Wayne Ernest Brownell
Part of the Applied Mineralogy book series (MINERALOGY, volume 9)


The capital investment for a new plant in the structural clay products industry is considerable. Because the unit price for the product is low, there is a minimum size for a plant and its daily output in order to be profitable. Modern brick and structural-tile factories are usually designed in production units of 100,000 standard brick-equivalents per day, and pipe plants should have a minimum output of 120 tons of ware per day. Probably the economic break-even point for face-brick production is about 60,000 units per day.


Pipe Plant Plant Layout Maintenance Shop Brick Factory Periodic Overhaul 
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  1. 1.
    Brandt, W. O.: Planning for a New Plant. Am. Ceram. Soc. Bull. 50, 185–88 (1971).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wayne Ernest Brownell
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  1. 1.New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred UniversityAlfredUSA

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