Chapter 4. An Oxy-Gas Furnace for Lead Crystal Glass Melting

  1. John Kieffer
  1. Jerry Kynik

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294468.ch4

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

Kynik, J. (1998) An Oxy-Gas Furnace for Lead Crystal Glass Melting, 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.ch4

Author Information

  1. St. George Crystal Ltd., Jeannette, Pennsylvania

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:

  • lead crystal;
  • glass melting;
  • high molybdenum consumption;
  • total alpha-beta system;
  • oxy-fuel project

Summary

To facilitate higher product yields and further growth, St. George Crystal Ltd. embarked on a new technology batch and furnace operation. Operational problems and quality requirements were the prime drivers motivating the search for this new technology. St. George constructed an oxy-fuel-fired furnace with an elaborate baghouse addition to filter particulate emissions, rebuilt the batchhouse, and tied the control scheme together through a PLC platform. To date, promising results have been achieved from the investment.