Chapter 17. Selective Oxygen Enrichment Used to Reduce Fuel Consumption in an Endport Regenerative Glass Furnace–A Case History

  1. William Smothers
  1. Robert M. Hueber and
  2. Warren Kotacska

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320365.ch17

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12

How to Cite

Hueber, R. M. and Kotacska, W. (1986) Selective Oxygen Enrichment Used to Reduce Fuel Consumption in an Endport Regenerative Glass Furnace–A Case History, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320365.ch17

Author Information

  1. Airco Industrial Gases Murray Hill, NJ 07974

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374696

Online ISBN: 9780470320365

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Keywords:

  • enrichment;
  • air-fuel combustion;
  • absolute;
  • reduce particulate emissions;
  • achievable

Summary

A review is presented of a case history in which oxygen enrichment was used to reduce fuel consumption in an endport regenerative glass furnace. Enrichment for fuel savings was based on maintaining glass quality (seed count), not temperature, resulting in improved downstream operational control.