Glass

Glass is a versatile material used for a variety of purposes. It can be used in the construction of buildings and vehicles, shaped to form containers and tableware, or applied in fiber-optic communications.

Glass production involves several high-temperature stages, the thermal energy for which is provided by combustion processes. The efficiency of these processes directly affects product quality, fuel costs, and plant safety.

To control combustion efficiency, it is important to analyze the levels of oxygen and fuel to find the optimum ratio between the two. An emissions monitoring solution is also required to ensure compliance with regulations.

With decades of experience in providing solutions for the glass industry, we design and manufacture a range of monitors and analyzers for combustion efficiency and environmental pollutant emissions ideally suited to glass manufacturing processes.


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    Emission compliance

    Glass production processes generate harmful gas emissions, particularly oxides of nitrogen (NOx), which are subject to environmental regulation. Compliance with these regulations must be demonstrated to avoid fines and other sanctions. Keep Reading


    Fiberglass processing

    Fiberglass is made from melted glass which is spun at high speed to create fibers. Specific measurements are needed to ensure product quality. Keep Reading


    Melt tanks/forehearth

    Melt tanks operate at very high temperatures and are used to create molten glass from the raw materials. This molten glass flows into the forehearth, where it is cut into gobs for molding. Specific measurements are needed to ensure product quality. Keep Reading


    Power and steam boilers

    Boilers can be used to provide power or steam for the manufacturing process.  With the proper measurements, optimized combustion control can reduce fuel consumption and lessen emissions. Keep Reading


    Ribbon burners

    Ribbon burners provide the very high temperatures required for the glass manufacturing process. They are designed to create a uniform flame pattern, avoiding the issue of glass surface striation. Specific measurements are needed to ensure product quality. Keep Reading