During the first quarter of 2019, the leading Japanese furnace designer IHARA FURNACE Co. Ltd., awarded Revimac with a contract for the supply of a complete and fully automatic glass conditioning system, to be installed on a new 200 TPD melting furnace at PT Farmarindo Jaya, in Indonesia. The complete system is constituted by one working-end (distributor) and three forehearths.
The project was jointly managed by Revimac and Fusiontec.
Revimac as project manager, system designer and supplier of the complete firing and cooling equipment, temperature detection instrumentation, supervisory and control system.
Fusiontec as designer and supplier of the complete set of refractory materials.
The reliable and technically advanced control system, the power-packed Revimac Forehearth Control System (FCS), was here combined with the Fusiontec newly designed superstructure to ensure the customer with the optimum glass conditioning.
The FCS control includes:
- The control cabinet with twin CPU and dual Can-Bus channel for data transmission, to ensure complete reliability and the automatic switch-over in case of failure;
- The user-friendly touch screen operator interface, available for technologist and operators to control all the data and process information of the forehearth
- The Revimac proprietary software, that enables to control each zone of the forehearth, as well as left and right sides independent
- The Production Recipes, process information and alarms/logs stored in the memory.
The distributor and the three forehearths are featuring several control zones, each one equipped with optical pyrometer and three-levels thermocouples installed in the equalizing zone to measure the glass in different layers to monitor the thermal efficiency.
The automation system is managing the heating by means of the gas fired burners or the cooling by means of the individual fans according the temperature profile set-up.
The entire conditioning system was successfully installed and commissioned under the supervision of Revimac service team.