Chapter 18. Conversion of a Fiberglass Furnace from 100% Electric Firing to Oxy-Fuel Combustion

  1. John B Wachtman Jr.
  1. Daniel Ertl1 and
  2. Arlene Mcmahon2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314401.ch18

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 54th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 54th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 2

How to Cite

Ertl, D. and Mcmahon, A. (1994) Conversion of a Fiberglass Furnace from 100% Electric Firing to Oxy-Fuel Combustion, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 54th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314401.ch18

Author Information

  1. 1

    Knauf Fiber Glass Shelbyville, IN 46176

  2. 2

    Corning Incorporated Corning, NY 14831

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375303

Online ISBN: 9780470314401

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Keywords:

  • oxy-fuel combustion;
  • electric-fired fiber glass;
  • furnace dimensions;
  • glass surface;
  • burner blocks

Summary

Knauf Fiber Glass and Corning Incorporated have combined resources and technology to convert a 100% electric-fired fiberglass furnace to oxy-fuel combustion. The objectives of the conversion were to extend furnace life by replacing a portion of the power with oxy-fuel combustion and to recognize a savings in operating costs. The conversion was made without any interruption in production. This paper will address the conversion to oxy-fuel and the benefits derived as a result of the conversion.