Melting glass is an expensive and energy-intensive process. Some 35% of glass manufacturing costs are accounted for by the energy used, and requirements relating to the refractory materials of the melting units are high so as to restrict their corrosion by the aggressive melt.
Dynamic Furnace has completely redesigned the tank, its bearing system and the control system. A special mechanism enables the semi-circular tank to rotate slowly but continuously in one direction during operation. This exposes corroded or damaged components on one side of the surrounding wall. It is then quick and easy to remove them, while new bricks are inserted on the opposite side.
Dynamic Furnace GmbH will be unveiling this new technology to the trade public at this year’s glasstec 2014 at the joint stand of the Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft and Hüttentechnische Vereinigung der Deutschen Glasindustrie (HVG-DGG).