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Application Equipment for Glass

Combustion equipment designed for glass industry
Filaire bleu - Melting Burners SUN

GLASS MELTING BURNERS-SUN

GLASS MELTING BURNERS-SUN are patented non-water-cooled oxy-fuel burners designed by Air Liquide for larger glass tanks.Through this innovative system, fuel and oxygen are introduced into the furnace through a unique configuration of largely separated injectors, which produces a luminous flat and broad flame.

Special features

GLASS MELTING BURNERS-SUN leverage a unique and innovative design that you won’t find with traditional burners. Fuel and oxygen are injected outside the blocks so they can be diluted with the furnace gases before they mix and burn. The partial and smooth combustion of the diluted fuel with oxygen flows helps the thermal decomposition of the fuel, and formation of carbon particles that are highly radiant. The peak temperature of the flame is lower and reduces NOx emissions by up to 10 times less than intensive combustion.

The GLASS MELTING BURNERS-SUN are composed of

  • Two symmetrical refractory burner blocks, inserted in the furnace wall. No additional support of the burner is required
  • Four metallic bodies attached to the burner blocks which ensure the oxygen distribution
  • Two fuel injection systems

In each part of refractory blocks, there are three outlet holes.

  • One for the injection of both fuel and primary oxygen flows
  • One for the injection of secondary oxygen flow
  • One for the injection of tertiary oxygen flow

Varying the repartition of oxygen between secondary and tertiary flows significantly changes flame characteristics. The flame development can have longer or shorter distance and a wider or narrower range to perfectly cover the glass batch (even for the larger furnaces) and prevents flames interference.

The repartition between secondary and tertiary flows can be controlled either by different piping or by a single-stroke adjustment of oxygen distribution beetween 4 possible staging levels.

GLASS MELTING BURNERS-SUN  can be used  with most types of fuel.

Melting Burners FC - Heatox

GLASS MELTING BURNERS-FC

GLASS MELTING BURNERS-FC are patented non-water-cooled oxy-fuel burners designed for continuous melting furnaces.

Through this innovative system, fuel and oxygen are introduced into the furnace through a unique configuration of separate injectors, which produces a luminous flat and broad flame.

Special features

Oxygen is injected at lower velocity from two injectors located at the top of the burner block. This directs the oxygen flow towards the jets of fuel located in the bottom of the block. Fuel and oxygen are mixed and burned outside the block into the furnace.

The GLASS MELTING BURNERS-FC are composed of

  • A square refractory burner block inserted in the furnace wall. No additional support of the burner is required
  • A metallic burner body attached to the burner block which ensures the oxygen distribution
  • A fuel injection system

Both metallic and refractory parts of the burner are cooled by the oxygen flow.The flame shape, luminosity and stability are controlled thanks to the distribution settings of the oxygen and fuel flow around and into the fuel injectors.

The flame covers the glass bath without local overheating. It also enables a fuel-efficiency increase of more than 5% compared to standard oxy-combustion technology.This design reduces NOx emissions by 3 to 5 times less than cylindrical flame burners, thanks to lower peak flame temperature.

GLASS MELTING BURNERS-FC are low pressure drop characteristics burners.

Related industries

GLASS MELTING BURNERS-FC are used for various glass industries such as TFT-LCD, glass fiber, container glass for food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and perfumery.

GLASS MELTING BURNERS-SUN are mainly used for flat glass-type applications such as automotive and construction industries.