Chapter 17. Refractories for Superstructures in Oxy-Fuel Fired Glass Furnaces: Are All Silica Products Equivalent?

  1. John Kieffer
  1. Xavier Buttol,
  2. Roland Dramais and
  3. Don Gunn

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294598.ch17

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

Buttol, X., Dramais, R. and Gunn, D. (2000) Refractories for Superstructures in Oxy-Fuel Fired Glass Furnaces: Are All Silica Products Equivalent?, 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.ch17

Author Information

  1. Premier Refractories Ltd., Worksop, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

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 atmosphere;
  • silica crown bricks;
  • alkali vapors;
  • glass industry;
  • burner alignment

Summary

This paper describes the development of an oxy-fuel atmosphere simulation test for comparing the corrosion resistance of silica crown bricks in the laboratory. The results of the test show that not all silica bricks are equivalent and that microstructural texture is more important than a low flux factor. The test has enabled the production of a new type of silica refractory that has high corrosion resistance to hot alkali vapors.