Stein Heurtey converts furnace for Perrier Vittel

French thermal engineering company Stein Heurtey has been entrusted with the conversion of its No. 1 360-ton-per-day furnace to fuel/oxygen firing by Perrier Vittel, France, in 2001. The rebuild took …

French thermal engineering company Stein Heurtey has been entrusted with the conversion of its No. 1 360-ton-per-day furnace to fuel/oxygen firing by Perrier Vittel, France, in 2001. The rebuild took place between July and August 2001 with an effective start-up on 16 September 2001. In addition to the supply of part of the equipment, Stein Heurtey was also in charge of the coordination, demolition and rebuild of the furnace. Within this very tight schedule, a great part of the steel structures was rebuilt to improve the furnace design. This included the reduction of the melting surface, and optimization of electric boosting, in partnership with UK specialist in electric melting Penelectro, changing to fused-cast refractories for the crown. Today this bottle-glass furnace of 360 tons-per-day is the major fuel/oxygen firing reference in France.