18. 100% Oxygen-Fuel Combustion for Glass Furnaces

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. John T. Brown

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313237.ch18

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

Brown, J. T. (1991) 100% Oxygen-Fuel Combustion for Glass Furnaces, 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.ch18

Author Information

  1. Corning Incorporated Corning, NY 14831

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:

  • combustion;
  • atomized;
  • eliminates;
  • inspiration;
  • retention

Summary

Oxy-fuel combustion is becoming an attractive alternative to the traditional melting process. Available for decades, only recently have low-maintenance, nonwater-cooled burners, capable of firing up to 10 million BTU/h, become available. Corning Incorporated has worked closely with Maxon Incorporated to develop this combustion system. Zircoa has cooperated in the integrated development of flame-shaping burner blocks capable of handling the intense heat of 100% oxygen combustion. Corning Incorporated is now firing 126 burners to operate 28 oxy-fuel furnaces. This paper discusses the requirements for a successful oxy-fuel project, some of the benefits derived from oxy-fuel combustion in some recently converted regenerative furnaces, and development of a dual fuel gas/heavy oil-oxygen burner. This recent effort was undertaken to satisfy our Far East melting operations and act as a backup technology in times of natural gas curtailment.