Oxyfuel Fired Forehearths in Fiberglass ProductionCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Conditioning and Forming|
|Energy Savings Potential||
In two different plant tests, the technology has shown to reduce foreheart energy consumption by 56% and 64%, saving 81 TJ/y of natural gas (Mighton, 2007. p.6).
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential||
In the test plants, the system eliminated 4500 tons/yr of CO2 emissions (Mighton, 2007. p.6).
Estimated payback time is 2.2 years (Mighton, 2007. p.6).
Oxyfuel Fired Forehearths in Fiberglass Production Publications
This report presents in detail the findings of research program where an oxyfuel burner was developed and tested for the forehearts of fiberglass manufacturing plants.
Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Glass Industry - An ENERGY STAR® Guide for Energy and Plant Managers
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