Using Low-NOx BurnersCosts & Benefits
|Parent Process: Melting and Refining|
|Energy Savings Potential||
The LoNOx® Melter with cullet preheating consumes 3.23 GJ/t of energy, 14.4% less than regenerative end-fired furnaces.
Cleanfire burners are reported to reduce energy consumption by 40% and 20% compared to recuperative and regenerative furnaces, respectively.
For one manufacturer WideFlame™ has saved 6.1% of energy over previous models.
The energy savings that can be achieved with EsDeNOx system are up to 5% for natural gas fired furnaces and range from 2 to 7% for oil-fired furnaces (Worrell et al., 2008. p.62).
|CO2 Emission Reduction Potential||
Quantitative data not available.
The payback time for EsDeNOx system is reported to be less than one year (Worrell et al., 2008. p.62).
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Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Glass Industry - An ENERGY STAR® Guide for Energy and Plant Managers
Prepared primarily with the US Glass Industry, this document provides information about energy efficiency measures applicable to glass manufacturing, including performance and cost benchmarks whenever possible.