Chapter 11. Superstructure Corrosion in Glass Tanks: Comparison of Mathematical Model with Field Measurements

  1. John Kieffer
  1. Mahendra K. Misra,
  2. Stephen S. C. Tong and
  3. John T. Brown

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294468.ch11

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 58th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 58th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 1

How to Cite

Misra, M. K., Tong, S. S. C. and Brown, J. T. (1998) Superstructure Corrosion in Glass Tanks: Comparison of Mathematical Model with Field Measurements, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 58th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 1 (ed J. Kieffer), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294468.ch11

Author Information

  1. Corning Incorporated, Corning, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375563

Online ISBN: 9780470294468

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Keywords:

  • superstructure corrosion;
  • mathematical model;
  • field measurements;
  • nonsilica refractory;
  • highest potential

Summary

An increasing number of glass tanks are being converted to fuel-oxy firing for environmental or economical reasons. One of the problems associated with conversion is the increased crown wear rates that preclude use of silica as the crown material. Alternative refractory materials are significantly expensive. This paper describes the development of a mathematical model that is used to predict potential areas in the crown where the worst corrosion can be expected. Model predictions are compared with measurements in two glass furnaces. Also discussed are the implications of such a model with respect to furnace design, where burners and vents are located to minimize crown wear and where use of expensive nonsilica refractory is limited to areas showing the highest potential for wear.