Chapter 15. Controlling Melter Temperature with Automatic Tonnage Compensation

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Vincenzo Di Giuseppantonio1,
  2. Ivano Davoli1 and
  3. Richard W. Marshall2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313237.ch15

Proceedings of the 51st Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 3/4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fidenza Vetraria Fidenza, Italy

  2. 2

    BH-F (Systems), Inc. Maumee, OH

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1991

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374986

Online ISBN: 9780470313237

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Keywords:

  • algorithm;
  • tonnage conditions;
  • variation;
  • transient;
  • parameters

Summary

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.