Chapter 25. Flat-Flame oxy-Fuel Burner Technology for Glass Melting

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Rifat Al-Chawbi1,
  2. Carl Schatz2,
  3. Loo Yap3 and
  4. Richard Marshall4

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314661.ch25

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

Al-Chawbi, R., Schatz, C., Yap, L. and Marshall, R. (1995) Flat-Flame oxy-Fuel Burner Technology for Glass Melting, 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.ch25

Author Information

  1. 1

    Boc Process Plants, Murray Hill, NJ

  2. 2

    BOC Gases Glass Technologies Group, Murray Hill, NJ

  3. 3

    BOC Group Technical Center, Murray Hill, NJ

  4. 4

    BOC Gases Glass Technologies Group, Maumee, OH

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:

  • computational flude dynamic (CFD);
  • installation;
  • combustion;
  • parameters;
  • oxidant

Summary

Recently developed flat-flame oxy-fuel burners1.2 alleviate heat-transfer limitations of converntional oxy-fuel burners. This paper demonstrates and quantifies the essential benefits of the flat-flame oxy-fuel burner by comparing it with conventional oxy-fuel burners for glass melting. A combination of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling and glass-furnace operating characteristics are used to explore the impact of this new firing method. Technical parameters reviewed include burner deisgn, flame shape and velocity, and thermal distribution.