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74th Conference on Glass Problems: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 35, Issue 1

S. K. Sundaram (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-93297-1
272 pages
May 2014
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Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 35, Issue 1, 74th Conference on Glass Problems
S.K. Sundaram, Editor

In continuing the tradition that dates back to 1934, this volume is a collection of 25 papers presented at the 74th Glass Problems Conference, October 14–17, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. These papers are essential reading for all who need to stay abreast of the latest research in the glass manufacturing field. Content is grouped into the below five sections:
  • Batching and Forming
  • Glass Melting
  • Modeling, Sensing and Control
  • Refractories I
  • Refractories II
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Foreword ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Batching and Forming

Long Term Results of Oxy Fuel Forehearth, Heating Technology for E-Glass Fibers 3
Christian Windhoevel, Chendhi Periasarny, George Todd, Justin Wang, Bertrand Leroux, and Youssef Joumani

Glass Production Losses Originating from Contaminants in Cullet and Raw Materials 15
J. Terry Fisk

Developing a Better Understanding of Boron Emissions from Industrial Glass Furnaces 25
Andrew Zamurs, Tim Batson, David Lever, Simon Cook, and Suresh Donthu

New Development Batch Briquetting 33
Khaled Al Harndan, Heiko Hessenkemper, and Sven Wiltzach

Application of Self-Supporting Precious Metal Stirrers in the Melting of Soda-Lime Glass 43
Alexander Fuchs

Glass Melting

Application of an Energy Balance Model for Improving the Energy Efficiency of Glass Melting Furnaces 53
Adriaan Lankhorst, Luuk Thielen, Johan van der Dennen, and Miriam del Hoyo Arroyo

Observation of Batch Melting and Glass Melt Fining and Evolved Gas Analysis 69
Penny Marson, Ruud Beerkens, and Mathi Rongen

Thermochemical Recuperation to Increase Glass Furnace Energy Efficiency 81
David Rue, Aleksandr Kozlov, Mark Khinkis, and Harry Kurek

Dry Batch Optimizer-Gain All Benefits of Water-Wetting While Reducing the Drawbacks 93
F. Philip Yu, Tom Hughes, and Blaine Krause

Modeling, Sensing, and Control

In-Situ CO and O2 Laser Sensor for Burner Control in Glass Furnaces 103
A.J. Faberm M. van Kersbergen, and H. van Limpt

Radiation Impact on the Two-Dimensional Modeling of Glass Sheet Sagging and Tempering 109
Dominique Lochegnies, Fabien Bechet, Norbert Sledow, and Philippe Moreau

An Advanced Expert Control System and Batch Imaging Software for an Improved Automatic Melter Operation 117
H.P.H. (Erik) Muijsenberg, Robert Bodi, Menno Eisenga, and Glenn Neff

How Can Predictive Strategies Contribute to Improved Power Management and Decreased Energy Comsumption? 133
Rene Meuleman

How Many Chambers are Enough? - A Float Furnace Modeling Study 141
Matthias Lindig

Two-Dimensional Modeling of the Entire Glass Sheet Forming Process, Including Radiative Effects 147
Fabien Bechet, Norbert Siedow, and Dominique Lochegnies

Refractories I

Hot Bottom Repairs: Global Impact, Performance Case Study and Development for the Americas 165
S. Cristina Sanchez Franco, Kevin Pendleton, Dennis Cawthom, and Bryn Snow

Process Improvements with Bonded Alumina Channels 177
Elmer Sperry and Laura Lowe

Bonded Refractories for Extreme Conditions in the Top of Regenerators 189
Rongxing Bei, Klaus Santowski, Christian Majcenovic, Goetz Heilemann, and Mathew Wheeler

New Fused Cast Refractory for Metal Line Protection 197
Olivier Bories, Isabelle Cabodi, Michael Gaubil, and Bruno Malphettes

Ancorro-Refinement Technology for Refractory in Glass Melt Contact 203
Rolf Weigand, Heiko Hessenkemper, Anne-Katrin Rossel, David Tritschel, and Romy Kuhne

Refractories II

An Update on the Technological Evolution (Or Lack Thereof) of Chinese Manufacturers of Fused Cast Refractories and the Value vs. Cost Proposition 211
P. Carlo Ratto

Monolithic Crown and Its Benefits, Colloidal Silica Bonded Refractories Technology 217
Ali Farhadi, Tom Fisher, Alonso Gonzalez Rodriguez, and Marlo Estrada

High Emissivity Coatings in Glass Furnaces 225
Tom Kleeb and Bill Fausey

New Recycling Solution for Refractories from Insulation Glass Furnaces 233
O. Citti, C. Linnot, T. Champion, and P. Lenfant

Furnace Repair after a Hurrican Flooding at Monterrey, Mexico 245
Roberto Cabrera

Author Index 251

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