Chapter 23. Removal of Black Magic from Glass Melting

  1. William Smothers
  1. Douglas H. Davis

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320303.ch23

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th and 87th Annual Meetings and the 1984 and 1985 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 11/12

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th and 87th Annual Meetings and the 1984 and 1985 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 11/12

How to Cite

Davis, D. H. (2008) Removal of Black Magic from Glass Melting, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th and 87th Annual Meetings and the 1984 and 1985 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320303.ch23

Author Information

  1. FMC Wyoming Corp. P.O. Box 8, Princeton, NJ 08540

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374405

Online ISBN: 9780470320303

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Keywords:

  • fuel saving burner;
  • regenerative glass furnace;
  • natural gas;
  • stoichiometric combustion;
  • firing system

Summary

The benefits of direct observation of a glass melting operation are discussed in terms of both periodic furnace analyses and day-to-day control from tools. Benefits in operational fine-tuning and in personnel training are discussed. The dangers of ignoring time-tested good glass making practices in favor of plant truisms derived from very short-term data are emphasized.