Chapter 1. Advanced Furnace Design Using New Oxy-Fuel Burners

  1. John Kieffer
  1. R. A. Bauer,
  2. A. M. Lankhorst and
  3. O. S. Verheijen

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294598.ch1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 60th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 60th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 1

How to Cite

Bauer, R. A., Lankhorst, A. M. and Verheijen, O. S. (2000) Advanced Furnace Design Using New Oxy-Fuel Burners, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 60th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 1 (ed J. Kieffer), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294598.ch1

Author Information

  1. TNO Institute of Applied Physics, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375662

Online ISBN: 9780470294598

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Keywords:

  • oxy-fuel-fired;
  • glassmelting;
  • superstructure;
  • furnace design;
  • classical designs

Summary

The glass industry demands smaller glass melting furnaces with high pull rates and high production efficiencies. With the application of oxy-fuel burmers, higher energy efficiencies can be achieved. However, the design of many oxy-fuel-fired glass-melting tanks has been based closely on the design of conventional air-fuel-fired tanks, which may not lead to optimal energy efficiency. Different flame lengths and different combustion atmospheres lead to miscellaneous glass flows and temperatures. Also, a different temperature distribution of the superstructure is required to reduce corrosion. Using a novel design for the combustion space and melting furnace and using new oxy-fuel burners can result in high energy efficiency and high pull rates while obtaining high production quality. In this paper a new design of a container glass furnace modeled by the TNO glass tank model is described. The results of the modeling study of this new furnace design are discussed and compared with more classical designs.