Chapter 15. Controlling Melter Temperature with Automatic Tonnage Compensation
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1991 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Proceedings of the 51st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 3/4
How to Cite
Giuseppantonio, V. D., Davoli, I. and Marshall, R. W. (1991) Controlling Melter Temperature with Automatic Tonnage Compensation, in Proceedings of the 51st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 3/4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313237.ch15
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1991
Print ISBN: 9780470374986
Online ISBN: 9780470313237
- tonnage conditions;
Precise, reliable control of a glass melter has traditionally been a difficult achievement. One of the primary problems has been to identify the causes of temperature variations, develop techniques to measure them, and introduce the new variable into a control algorithm. It has long been identified that the pull rate (tonnage) of a melter drastically affects the temperature and operation of the melter. This paper describes a temperature control algorithm that constantly measures the pull rate of the melter and automatically modifies the temperature and fuel setpoints to maintain a consistent melter temperature.