After putting a second batch preheater into operation this summer, Wiegand Glas Steinbach is now using all three components of the SORG BATCH3 system on furnace 5.
• the EME-NEND® charger to reduce dust outside of the furnace;
• the IRD® Doghouse to minimize dust in the furnace and regenerators;
• and now a SORG batch preheating system to reduce energy and increase throughput.
One week was scheduled to commission the batch preheater. After 12 hours Wiegand achieved a batch preheat temperature of 260°C, and after only 24 hours, commissioning was completed with a constant batch preheat temperature of 270°C without any upset to production.
In addition to 14% energy savings, the furnace is now producing at 270 tons per day compared to 250 tons per day before starting the preheating unit.