Chapter 12. Computer Simulations of the Energy-Related Behavior of Electrically Boosted Glass Furnaces

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Frederick J. Nelson and
  2. W. Alan Poolos

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320198.ch12

Proceedings of the 44th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 1/2

Proceedings of the 44th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Nelson, F. J. and Poolos, W. A. (1984) Computer Simulations of the Energy-Related Behavior of Electrically Boosted Glass Furnaces, in Proceedings of the 44th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 1/2 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320198.ch12

Author Information

  1. Owens-Illinois, Inc. One Seagate, NTC-164, Toledo, OH 43666

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374061

Online ISBN: 9780470320198

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Keywords:

  • electric boosting;
  • glass furnaces;
  • energy-related behavior;
  • computer simulations;
  • consumption

Summary

Electric boosting is frequently used in fossil-fuel-fired glass furnaces as means of increasing glass pull rates or improving glass quality. An assortment of seemingly conflicting data exists regarding the energy-related behavior of electrically boosted furnaces. A conceptual understanding of boosting effects has been assembled on the basis of computer simulations of glass furnace energy balances.