“ In the glass industry, cullet and silica are heated into molten glass and subsequently put through various heating processes before the end product is created. ”
Natural Gas is mainly used in processes such as melting, refining, fabricating, annealing, fiberizing, baking and floating bath.
The end products include television tubes, bottles, tableware and sheet glass.
Glass Production Process
High levels of luminosity and flame temperature will result in an increased thermal efficiency. It also provides a higher rate of heat transfer to the raw material. In addition, heat recovered by using regenerators offers substantial saving of energy.
Constant heating value is crucial for this process in order to maintain the required temperature and also to ensure the product quality is not compromised.
High flame temperature is essential to heat the fabricated mould. Clean combustion products, such as Natural Gas, are necessary to ensure that the mould surface remains clean at all times.
A high velocity burner is used to create a uniform temperature distribution within the furnace.
Jet flames ensure stability even in high turbulence air conditions.
A high velocity exhaust gas penetrates and provides a constant temperature throughout the thick layers of glass fibre.
Easy controllability of Natural Gas combustion creates a steady temperature profile to produce high quality sheet glass.