Chapter 10. The First Campaign of a Cold-Top Electric Furnace

  1. William Smothers
  1. Carl W. Hibscher and
  2. Richard C Carle

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470318829.ch10

Proceedings of the 43rd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 4, Issue 3/4

Proceedings of the 43rd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 4, Issue 3/4

How to Cite

Hibscher, C. W. and Carle, R. C. (1983) The First Campaign of a Cold-Top Electric Furnace, in Proceedings of the 43rd Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 4, Issue 3/4 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470318829.ch10

Author Information

  1. Toledo Engineering Co., Inc. 3001 Sylvania Ave., Toledo, OH 43613

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1983

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374016

Online ISBN: 9780470318829

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Keywords:

  • existence;
  • refractory;
  • consumption;
  • efficiency;
  • melter

Summary

The electric furnace at Laurens-Pierce, Henderson, NC, is a cold-top melter. It has the largest melting area In existence powered by a “single-square” electrode arrangement. Also, sidewall electrodes are employed in an original arrangement. The first campaign is now history, and the present paper discusses refractory and electrode life, energy consumption and efficiency, quality of glass produced, and pack efficiency.