Chapter 10. First Campaign of a Lead Crystal Glass Electric Furnace in Poland

  1. William Smothers
  1. G. A. Warren1,
  2. T. Sasiak2 and
  3. R. E. Davis3

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310472.ch10

48th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 3/4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    TECO/Elemelt, Ltd. England

  2. 2

    Julia Glass Poland

  3. 3

    Toledo Engineering Co., Inc. 3400 Engineering Parkway Toledo, OH 43606

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374788

Online ISBN: 9780470310472

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Keywords:

  • sophisticated;
  • electrodes;
  • gradients;
  • operation;
  • contaminated

Summary

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.