Chapter 10. Temperature Control in the Glass Melting Process: Current Status and Future Plans

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Richard W. Marshall and
  2. Glen Kindall

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310533.ch10

Proceedings of the 49th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 3/4

Proceedings of the 49th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 3/4

How to Cite

Marshall, R. W. and Kindall, G. (1989) Temperature Control in the Glass Melting Process: Current Status and Future Plans, in Proceedings of the 49th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 3/4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310533.ch10

Author Information

  1. Warren Technical Associates

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374849

Online ISBN: 9780470310533

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Keywords:

  • characteristic;
  • influences;
  • utilize;
  • thermocouples;
  • fiberoptic

Summary

The purpose of this paper is to review some advanced control strategies currently being utilized on glass melters, refiners, and forehearths. In particular, the following control strategies will be discussed

  • 1
    Forehearth Feedback Cascade Control
  • 2
    Refiner/Distributor Feedback Cascade Control
  • 3
    Metier Adaptive Tuning Temperature Control

In addition to discussing the above currently used strategies, the following future concepts will also be discussed:

  • 1
    Forehearth Temperature Control Model
  • 2
    Distributor, Forehearth, Feeder, and Shear Integration
  • 3
    Melter Tonnage Based Temperature Control