Chapter 20. A Direct Comparison of Oxy-Fuel Burner Technology

  1. Charles H. Drummond III
  1. John H. Tyler1,
  2. James F. Booth1,
  3. Robert D. Marchiando2 and
  4. Kevin A. Lievre2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294536.ch20

59th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 1

59th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 1

How to Cite

Tyler, J. H., Booth, J. F., Marchiando, R. D. and Lievre, K. A. (1999) A Direct Comparison of Oxy-Fuel Burner Technology, in 59th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 1 (ed C. H. Drummond), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294536.ch20

Author Information

  1. 1

    Techneglas, Inc., Columbus, Ohio

  2. 2

    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375617

Online ISBN: 9780470294536

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Keywords:

  • oxy-fuel technology;
  • burner technology;
  • burner replacement;
  • panel glass furnaces;
  • batch blanket

Summary

A direct comparison was made between the first generation Cleanfire oxy-fuel burner technology and the state-of-the-art burner technology under true production glass melting conditions. The furnace under evaluation had been in operation for six years with the first generation cylindrical tube-in-tube oxy-fuel burners. In September 1997, the burners in this furnace were replaced with Cleanfire HR burners. These burners incorporate high radiation staged flat flame oxy-fuel technology. Aside from burner replacement, the physical and operating conditions of the furnace remained unchanged. The two burner systems were analyzed in terms of measurable differences in operating conditions that relate to and result from burner attributes and performance.