Chapter 9. Prediction of Glass Furnace Life by Refractory Thermal Conductivity

  1. William Smothers
  1. L. H. Kotacska and
  2. L. K. Smith

Published Online: 27 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291115.ch9

Proceedings of the Educational Symposium on Refractories in Sagging Environments: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2

Proceedings of the Educational Symposium on Refractories in Sagging Environments: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2

How to Cite

Kotacska, L. H. and Smith, L. K. (1981) Prediction of Glass Furnace Life by Refractory Thermal Conductivity, in Proceedings of the Educational Symposium on Refractories in Sagging Environments: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291115.ch9

Author Information

  1. Coming Glass Works Corning, N.Y. 14831

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1981

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373927

Online ISBN: 9780470291115

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Keywords:

  • melter;
  • embedding;
  • thermocouples;
  • consequences;
  • refractory

Summary

The glass furnace life of an all-electric melter can be predicted by refractory thermal-conductivity measurements. By embedding thermocouples at the high-wear area in the furnace, a temperature profile can be constructed through the wall thickness. If the existing glass temperature is known, the wall thickness of the refractory can be predicted.