Chapter 11. Experimental Studies of the Thermal Performance of Various Cruciform Regenerator Packings

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. A. Zanoli1,
  2. E. R. Begley2,
  3. R. Vidil3 and
  4. D. Largarenne3

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470312841.ch11

Proceedings of the 50th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 1,2

Proceedings of the 50th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 1,2

How to Cite

Zanoli, A., Begley, E. R., Vidil, R. and Largarenne, D. (2008) Experimental Studies of the Thermal Performance of Various Cruciform Regenerator Packings, in Proceedings of the 50th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 1,2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470312841.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    S.E.P.R. Le Pontet, France

  2. 2

    Corhart Refractories Louisville, KY

  3. 3

    GRETh- C.E.A. Grenoble, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374894

Online ISBN: 9780470312841

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Keywords:

  • combustion;
  • restitution;
  • coefficient;
  • nondimensional;
  • perimeter

Summary

This paper deals with the efficiency of regeneration, which is a topic of major importance for the glass industry. An industrial scale experimental regenerator testing facility has been designed and built to reliably measure thermal performance of various kinds of checkerwork. In parallel, a new concept of fused-cast checkerwork shape has been developed in order to increase the heat exchange between the refractory pieces and the gases and has been tested under realistic conditions in the experimental facility.