Chapter 19. Dynamic Gas/Oxy Superstructure Refractory Testing

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Lawrence H. Kotacska,
  2. John T. Brown and
  3. Timothy J. Cooper

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314661.ch19

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 55th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 55th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 2

How to Cite

Kotacska, L. H., Brown, J. T. and Cooper, T. J. (1995) Dynamic Gas/Oxy Superstructure Refractory Testing, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 55th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314661.ch19

Author Information

  1. Coming Incorporated, Corning, NY

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375358

Online ISBN: 9780470314661

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Keywords:

  • superstructures;
  • accelaration;
  • refractory;
  • parameters;
  • buffering

Summary

Fuel/oxy technology has gained wide acceptance during the past ten years. The benefits of fuel/oxygen combustion have been many. The conversion to fuel/oxygen combustion has not been without problems. In some cases refractory superstructures have required more maintenance than in the past. In addition, some superstructures have required repair prematurely. The key to minimizing problems with refractory superstructures is a thorough testing plan needed to simulate conditions in the furnace to be designed. A dynamic gas/oxy superstructure laboratory furnace has been developed to address fuel/oxy superstructure issues. This paper will describe the furnace design and operations. A comparison to more conventional vapor testing will be discussed. The gas/oxy laboratory furnace addresses most of the superstructure concerns when designing fuel/oxy glass furnaces.