SORG continues its 50 furnace facts series, with details about SORG’s electric boosting systems.
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Boosting production – Week Seven
An ideal accompaniment to traditional furnaces that rely on combustion energy, our electric boosters are an important part of our business, with glass plants worldwide benefiting from the unrivalled expertise of SORG.
Electrical energy is used to increase the melting capacity of fossil-fired melters.
We are an independent supplier of electric boosting systems in over 70 countries.
Over 95% of the furnaces SORG currently supplies are fossil-fired melters and almost every one of these has electric boosting installed.
As we’re an independent supplier of boosting systems, customers don’t need to have a SORG furnace to have a SORG electric boosting system installed.
Molybdenum electrodes are installed through the sidewall or the bottom of the furnace.
SORG has its own design of electrode holders – the design is constantly improved by analysis of failures and operation parameters. The new XD electrode holder features reliable operation even under hard conditions.
The electrode holders require uninterrupted supply of cooling water of sufficient quality.
SORG’s electric melting department also offers complete cooling water supply systems, which are engineered in-house.