Tall Crown Oxyfuel Furnaces

In some oxy-fuel furnaces, silica corrosion can decrease campaign lives and can even have an adverse effect on product quality. The so-called Tall Crown Furnace has shown no or limited silica corrosion, even after a campaign life of 9 years. The furnace life is estimated at 10 to 11 years.

Development Status Products
Commercial
Glass

Tall Crown Oxyfuel FurnacesCosts & Benefits

Parent Process: Melting and Refining
Energy Savings Potential

Two other furnaces have reached campaign lives of 7 and 5 years. The energy intensity is comparable to that of a conventional oxy-fuel furnace and has reached 3.48 GJ/ton for flint glass with 60% cullet (Worrell et al., 2008. p.67).

CO2 Emission Reduction Potential

Not available

Costs

Not available

Tall Crown Oxyfuel Furnaces Publications

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