Chapter 1. Applications of Modeling and Process Analysis to Furnace Operations and Redesign

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Daniel A. Nolet

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320327.ch1

Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4

Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4

How to Cite

Nolet, D. A. (1986) Applications of Modeling and Process Analysis to Furnace Operations and Redesign, in Proceedings of the 46th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 3/4 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320327.ch1

Author Information

  1. Corning Glass Works Corning, NY 14831

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374658

Online ISBN: 9780470320327

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Keywords:

  • process analysis;
  • furnace operations;
  • melting problems;
  • furnace behavior;
  • operational parameters

Summary

This paper will present a brief overview of the mathematical and modeling tools, most of which have been detailed in previous papers1 at the Glass Problems Conference. Several specific examples of the use of this analysis will then be given which refer to operational and design questions with television and lead glass furnaces. Actual results and experiences from the analyses will be related. The key benefit to the author's mind has been the marriage of science with the art of glass manufacture, the synergy of operational knowledge and theoretical studies. This has had a direct impact on the efficient operations of these units.