Chapter 2. Recent Developments in Forehearth Design and Operation

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Peter Vilk

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320198.ch2

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

Vilk, P. (1984) Recent Developments in Forehearth Design and Operation, 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.ch2

Author Information

  1. BHF (Engineering), Ltd. Rockware Avenue, Greenford, Middlesex, United Kingdom

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:

  • forehearth employing modular;
  • longitudinal;
  • energy savings;
  • glass temperature homogeneity;
  • temperature stability

Summary

The basic principles of the BHF 400 series forehearth employing modular roof construction with longitudinal cooling and graded insulation are outlined, followed by a detailed review of operational experience with this forehearth design based on existing installations. The main areas of forehearth operation and performance will be covered: energy savings, glass temperature homogeneity, temperature stability, and control responses. Direct comparisons of operating data are made between BHF 400 series and conventional forehearth designs.