Chapter 5. Physical Modeling Tests on the Effects of Burner Positions on the Aerodynamic Characteristics of Gas Flow in a Glass Furnace

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Yu Yunlin and
  2. Zhou Zhihao

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314661.ch5

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

Yunlin, Y. and Zhihao, Z. (1995) Physical Modeling Tests on the Effects of Burner Positions on the Aerodynamic Characteristics of Gas Flow in a Glass Furnace, 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.ch5

Author Information

  1. Shanghai Institute of Building Materials, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

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:

  • combustion;
  • velocity;
  • efficiency;
  • aerodynamic;
  • characteristics

Summary

A physical model of the combustion chamber of an oil-fired glass furnace was set up to investigate the effects of burner positions on the flow patterns, flame locations, and velocity profiles of gas flow in the combustion chamber. The firing ports are located along the sides of the furnace. The tested burner positions were under port, upper port, and side port. For the under port and upper port cases, three burners were fixed parallelly in the side wall of the furnace, and for the side port case, two burners were fixed in the side wall of the port at an angle of 45°. Flow patterns were visualized by smoke method, flame locations were determined by thermal analogy method, and velocity profiles were measured by a three-hole velocity probe. The flame length, flame coverage, and recirculating zone corresponding to these three burner positions were compared. Of all three burner positions, the under port fired position that is presently in use appears to the best for the performance of this furnace.