Chapter 10. First Campaign of a Lead Crystal Glass Electric Furnace in Poland
- William Smothers
Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1988 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
48th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 3/4
How to Cite
Warren, G. A., Sasiak, T. and Davis, R. E. (1988) First Campaign of a Lead Crystal Glass Electric Furnace in Poland, in 48th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 3/4 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310472.ch10
- Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1988
Print ISBN: 9780470374788
Online ISBN: 9780470310472
The Julia furnace produced high quality lead crystal glass over a wide range of operating conditions. Long furnace life was obtained by the unique concept of matching block electrode life with sidewall refractory life. The long campaign life more than pays back the additional cost of the tin oxide block electrodes. It is estimated that the second campaign will last at least 1 yr, with 10–12 yr being possible. A relatively simple pelletizing process was proven effective, resulting in a dust-free batch charger operation.