Anchor Glass installs BOC CGM(TM) burner system

Anchor Glass Company has licensed the BOC CGM(TM) technology for glass processing at its Warner Robins, Georgia, glass container manufacturing plant.
After the CGM system and components were installe…

Anchor Glass Company has licensed the BOC CGM(TM) technology for glass processing at its Warner Robins, Georgia, glass container manufacturing plant. After the CGM system and components were installed and performed successfully in a trial, Anchor decided to license the CGM burner system from BOC. Anchor reports improved glass quality from Warner Robins“ modern designed oxy-fuel furnace thanks to the enhanced heat transfer rate that the BOC patented CGM oxygen combustion technology provides. Steve Hope, vice president, global glass market sector, BOC, said, “The CGM technology delivers a step-change improvement in the melting quality of glass furnaces. It can also be used to boost the capacity or increase yield from an existing furnace, or as the base technology in a new furnace. The CGM system can routinely deliver capacity increases of up to 15%, and some customers have reported increases of greater than 50%. CGM technology from BOC also has been shown to extend the campaign life of conventional air-fuel furnaces, providing significant benefits to glass producers.” In addition to the recent installation at the Warner Robins“ glass container plant, BOC says that CGM technology is gaining acceptance in other segments of the glass industry, including float glass, specialty and fiberglass. In all, there are about 25 CGM systems installed worldwide in the glass industry. “BOC“s CGM technology overcame a major melting deficiency and allowed us to produce glass that meets and in most cases exceeds, our customers“ quality criteria,” said Gordon Stewart, vice president, engineering, Anchor Glass.