Chapter 22. Oxy-Fuel Furnace Design considerations

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Roberto Ruiz,
  2. Steve Wayman,
  3. Benjamin Jurcik,
  4. Louis Philippe and
  5. Jean-Yves Iatrides

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314661.ch22

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

Ruiz, R., Wayman, S., Jurcik, B., Philippe, L. and Iatrides, J.-Y. (1995) Oxy-Fuel Furnace Design considerations, 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.ch22

Author Information

  1. Air Liquide, Applied Technology Center, Countryside, IL

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:

  • melters;
  • stability;
  • combustion;
  • parameters;
  • consumption

Summary

Standardization of oxy-fuel furnace design principles is a difficult task as there is a wide variety of glass furnace configurations and operating conditions. Even when two furnaces are geometrically identical, their operation could vary significantly depending on the product manufactured, desired quality, and specific operating practices. To ensure the success of an oxy-fuel furnace conversion, a detailed engineering approach that carefully evaluates combustion and heat transfer characteristics under specific furnace geometry considerations and constraints, as well as typical operating practices by the manufacturer, must be performed Air Liquide's basic engineering approaches and design considerations for the conversion of a glass furnace to oxy-fuel, which have been developed through conversion experience and with the use of state-of-the-art analytical tools, are described in this paper.