SORG continues its 50 furnace facts series, with a few things you may or may not already know about the Vertical Super Melter® itself.
From the origins of SORG’s very first all-electric melter, to the many clever features that make it the most energy-efficient, eco-friendly technology currently available. As well as some interesting facts and figures to back it all up.
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The all-electric furnace technology, melting process and equipment differ largely from fossil-fired furnaces.
The VSM® uses only electric power to melt glass, no combustion.
The VSM® has low energy consumption – close to the physical limits of glass melting.
Since energy losses appear only in the form of losses through the refractory walls and losses due to hot gasses, the VSM® offers the best possible furnace efficiency.
The VSM® has a small footprint and is low in gaseous emissions – no CO2 is generated from combustion.
The VSM® requires only a small number of auxiliary equipment.
The VSM® offers melting capacities of 3…200 t/d
The VSM® can produce – and has produced – almost all kinds of mass-produced and technical glasses:
• Soda-lime glass
• Container glass
• Rolled-plate flat glass
• Lighting ware
• Insulation fiber
• Borosilicate glass
• Fluoride Opal
• Flaconnage & cream jars
Read the facts on the dedicated landing page.