Chapter 12. Glass Furnace Insulation—A New Material

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. C. V. Ramachandran1,
  2. V. I. Henry1,
  3. Stoyan Lutskanov2 and
  4. R. J. Naveaux3

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320327.ch12

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

Ramachandran, C. V., Henry, V. I., Lutskanov, S. and Naveaux, R. J. (1986) Glass Furnace Insulation—A New Material, 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.ch12

Author Information

  1. 1

    Ford Motor Co. 25500 W. Outer Dr., Lincoln Park, MI 48146

  2. 2

    Institute for Glass and Fine Ceramics Sofia, Bulgaria

  3. 3

    Toledo Engineering Co. 3400 Executive Pkwy., Toledo, OH 43606

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:

  • glass furnace insulation;
  • technika insulation;
  • application procedure;
  • energy efficiencies;
  • glass melting

Summary

A new insulation material developed by Technika of Bulgaria was evaluated for float furnaces at Ford. Results indicate that heat losses are only about 25% of the losses from an uninsulated crown. The major drawback to the Technika insulation is the labor-intensive mixing and application procedure.