Chapter 14. Model-Based Evaluation of Oxy-Fuel Glass-Melting Furnace Performance

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. M. G. Carvalho1 and
  2. M. Nogueira2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314814.ch14

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 56th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 56th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 2

How to Cite

Carvalho, M. G. and Nogueira, M. (1996) Model-Based Evaluation of Oxy-Fuel Glass-Melting Furnace Performance, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 56th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314814.ch14

Author Information

  1. 1

    Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

  2. 2

    IrRADIARE, Lisbon, Portugal

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375419

Online ISBN: 9780470314814

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Keywords:

  • melting furnace performance;
  • glass tank computational grids;
  • thermal radiation;
  • glass furnace;
  • industrial glass-melting

Summary

Modeling is becoming integral to the design of oxy-fuel glass-melting furnaces. The few large furnaces already converted to oxy-fuel firing are not enough to constitute a valuable statistical basis for further furnace design. Modeling may be a complementary source of information for assisting in the design process. This paper discusses how results of 3-D modeling of glass-melting furnaces may be exploited in the design of large oxy-fuel fired melting furnaces. Modeling results for an oxy-fuel furnace and a conventional air-fuel furnace are presented. From their analysis and comparison, the presented modeling tool's capacities can be understood easily.