Chapter 18. Oxy-Fuel Economics Update Based on Case Histories

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. Ronald W. Schroeder1 and
  2. Allan E. Zak2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314814.ch18

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

Schroeder, R. W. and Zak, A. E. (1996) Oxy-Fuel Economics Update Based on Case Histories, 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.ch18

Author Information

  1. 1

    Praxair, Inc., Tarrytown, New York

  2. 2

    Corning, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky

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:

  • oxy-fuel furnace conversions;
  • engineering companies;
  • on-site oxygen;
  • vacuum pressure swing adsorption;
  • natural glass

Summary

Corning and Praxair have been involved in over 70 oxy-fuel furnace conversions. Information from these conversions and their operating histories and information from glass companies and engineering companies are used to analyze the economics of the oxy-fuel process. The information is categorized by glass industry segment and furnace size. The major reasons for the conversions are discussed, as well as the investment, operating costs, and value of benefits. On-site oxygen supply economics have improved for the glass pmducers because of improved technology and design and attention to glass industry needs. Current U.S. oxygen supply costs are given for cryogenic and adsorbtion-based plants. Changes in on-site oxygen costs including power and natural gas and electric prices for industrial consumers are indexed for the period 1991--95.