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News ReleaseAir Products to Highlight First Smart Burner for the Glass Industry at Conference on Glass Problems

October 31, 2016 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) will highlight the company’s Cleanfire® HRe™ burner, the first smart burner for the glass industry, at the 77th Conference on Glass Problems in Columbus, Ohio, from November 7-10, 2016.

Designed using the same combustion technology as the industry-leading Cleanfire HRi™ burner, the patent-pending Cleanfire HRe burner includes sensors that monitor key burner conditions that may require operator attention. With 24/7 access to sensor data and immediate notification of issues when they arise, the Cleanfire HRe burner enables glass manufacturers to better protect their process, optimize and maintain burner performance, and improve their overall operation.

Conference attendees are invited to stop by Air Products’ hospitality event in the Bellows F suite of the Columbus Hilton Downtown to discuss their glass manufacturing challenges with one of the company’s industry specialists. As a leader in oxy-fuel combustion technology, Air Products offers integrated solutions that can help glass manufacturers increase glass production, reduce fuel consumption, improve glass quality, and reduce emissions. The company’s industry specialists can also help processed glass producers with the supply and use of nitrogen, hydrogen, helium, argon, and other industrial and specialty gases for additional processes involved in melting and refining, forming, and assembly.

Also at the conference, Air Products’ Dr. Xiaoyi He, senior research associate, will present “CFD Simulations of Oxygen-fuel Combustion in Glass Furnaces: A Perspective from Real-World Applications” at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, as part of the conference’s Modeling Innovations and Applications in Glass Production symposium held at the Columbus Hilton Downtown. Dr. He will review common mistakes made in modeling oxy-fuel combustion in glass furnaces and discuss how Air Products’ advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling has helped glass manufacturers achieve maximum benefit from oxy-fuel combustion.

Air Products has been supplying oxy-fuel technology to the glass industry since the mid-1970s. The company has a state-of-the-art Clean Energy Laboratory that facilitates the development and full-scale testing of actual combustion systems using a full spectrum of gaseous, liquid, and solid fuels from customers. Located in Allentown, Pa., the Clean Energy Laboratory enables remote monitoring of real-time combustion tests from locations around the world.

For more information about Air Products full range of offerings for the glass industry, including gas supply, combustion systems, technology assistance, safety training programs, or consulting services, call 1-800-654-4567 or visit

About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The Company’s core industrial gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment. The Company’s Performance Materials Division serves the polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries.

The Company had fiscal 2016 sales of $9.5 billion and has a current market capitalization of approximately $30 billion. Approximately 17,000 employees in 50 countries strive to make Air Products the world’s safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. For more information, visit

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