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Melting and Softening

Use of industrial gases such as oxygen and hydrogen in air-fuel combustion applications helps increase heat transfer, resulting in faster melting or softening. Air Products provides gases, flow control equipment, and engineering, design, and support services from project initiation through ongoing operation.

Other Applications

Product NameDescription/BenefitsDownloads
Gases

Hydrogen

Hydrogen can be used to supplement or replace air-fuel combustion applications to increase heat transfer and result in melting or softening glass faster.

Hydrogen can be used to supplement or replace air-fuel combustion applications to increase heat transfer and result in melting or softening glass faster.

Oxygen

Oxygen can be used to supplement or replace air-fuel combustion applications to increase heat transfer and result in melting or softening glass faster.

Oxygen can be used to supplement or replace air-fuel combustion applications to increase heat transfer and result in melting or softening glass faster.

Equipment

Flow Control Equipment

Air Products manufactures custom blending equipment to provide the safest, lowest cost operation.

Air Products manufactures custom blending equipment to provide the safest, lowest cost operation.

Services

CFD Modeling

We have extensive in-house computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling service capabilities that can help when designing or investigating furnace performance. Our services have helped enable glassmakers to investigate and evaluate ways to increase productivity and cut costs without putting their production process at risk. Modeling studies provide quick, validated results along with recommendations for impacting atmosphere control systems.

We have extensive in-house computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling service capabilities that can help when designing or investigating furnace performance. Our services have helped enable glassmakers to investigate and evaluate ways to increase productivity and cut costs without putting their production process at risk. Modeling studies provide quick, validated results along with recommendations for impacting atmosphere control systems.

Engineering and Equipment Optimization



Installation and Start-up Support

We can help provide multi-disciplinary support - a combination of expertise in applications process knowledge, applications technologies, and equipment and instrumentation; conduct formal ORI - operational readiness inspection for safety and cleanliness prior to start-up; train your employees to operate and maintain new equipment safely and effectively.

We can help provide multi-disciplinary support - a combination of expertise in applications process knowledge, applications technologies, and equipment and instrumentation; conduct formal ORI - operational readiness inspection for safety and cleanliness prior to start-up; train your employees to operate and maintain new equipment safely and effectively.

Ongoing Operations

Services include operations audits and process optimization appraisals to help maximize operating performance and produce cost savings; technical support for equipment calibration, troubleshooting assistance, process analysis and testing; comprehensive gas delivery-system safety inspections and audits.

Services include operations audits and process optimization appraisals to help maximize operating performance and produce cost savings; technical support for equipment calibration, troubleshooting assistance, process analysis and testing; comprehensive gas delivery-system safety inspections and audits.

Preliminary Design/Project Initiation

We can provide site-specific evaluation of operations and guidance through project decision-making; selection of technology solutions, specifications for equipment; assistance with safety compliance, reviews, inspections, training; development of control and interface strategies; and system integration to help create ideal configurations for cost and performance requirements.

We can provide site-specific evaluation of operations and guidance through project decision-making; selection of technology solutions, specifications for equipment; assistance with safety compliance, reviews, inspections, training; development of control and interface strategies; and system integration to help create ideal configurations for cost and performance requirements.

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