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Cleanfire® HGM™ - Hybrid Glass Melter

This technology is a new proprietary and patented furnace operating philosophy and furnace design that provides extremely flexible glass melting operations. The technology combines the best aspects of air-fuel and oxy-fuel melting. The value of this technology relative to other glass melting technologies is to reduce costs for melting glass to the lowest cost possible per ton of saleable glass under a variety of operating constraints.

This technology is a new proprietary and patented furnace operating philosophy and furnace design that provides extremely flexible glass melting operations. The technology combines the best aspects of air-fuel and oxy-fuel melting. The value of this technology relative to other glass melting technologies is to reduce costs for melting glass to the lowest cost possible per ton of saleable glass under a variety of operating constraints.

Cooling

Cryogenic industrial gases can be used for extreme cooling applications that are beneficial for some forming processes. For example die cooling of extruding operations.

Cryogenic industrial gases can be used for extreme cooling applications that are beneficial for some forming processes. For example die cooling of extruding operations.

Full Conversion to Oxy-Fuel Melting

Oxy-fuel furnaces and kilns can provide the most flexible and efficient means for processing minerals. The degree of benefits delivered without oxy-fuel versus those possible with an oxy-fuel furnace are very dependent upon proper burner selection. Air Products has introduced several different oxy-fuel burner product lines to industry. The variety in design is required in order to provide the best solution for many different applications found in the marketplace. Operational benefits provided by the application of oxygen are often maximized with conversion to full oxy-fuel furnaces: increase production, decrease fuel consumption, decrease emissions, improve glass quality, reduce maintenance, and extend the campaign life of a furnace or kiln.

Oxy-fuel furnaces and kilns can provide the most flexible and efficient means for processing minerals. The degree of benefits delivered without oxy-fuel versus those possible with an oxy-fuel furnace are very dependent upon proper burner selection. Air Products has introduced several different oxy-fuel burner product lines to industry. The variety in design is required in order to provide the best solution for many different applications found in the marketplace. Operational benefits provided by the application of oxygen are often maximized with conversion to full oxy-fuel furnaces: increase production, decrease fuel consumption, decrease emissions, improve glass quality, reduce maintenance, and extend the campaign life of a furnace or kiln.

Inerting

Industrial gases can be used to prevent reactions that are detrimental to certain mineral forming processes. These systems prevent the formation of defects and protect the chambers/equipment in which the product is formed.

Industrial gases can be used to prevent reactions that are detrimental to certain mineral forming processes. These systems prevent the formation of defects and protect the chambers/equipment in which the product is formed.

Mobile Hydrogen Fueler

The surface of mineral products can be treated with a variety of gases and chemicals to etch, clean, or coat the surface in order to change the properties of the material or to prepare it for an additional processing step. Etching/cleaning materials can also be used for process chamber cleaning.

The surface of mineral products can be treated with a variety of gases and chemicals to etch, clean, or coat the surface in order to change the properties of the material or to prepare it for an additional processing step. Etching/cleaning materials can also be used for process chamber cleaning.

Oxy-Fuel Boosting

Oxy-Fuel Boosting is a flexible, efficient, and cost-effective technology that can help improve furnace/kiln/cupola performance via the addition of oxy-fuel burners to complement the operation of an air-fuel furnace/kiln/cupola. With minimal capital investment, the following benefits can be achieved: increase production, decrease fuel consumption, decrease emissions, improve product quality, and extend the campaign life of a furnace/kiln/cupola.

Oxy-Fuel Boosting is a flexible, efficient, and cost-effective technology that can help improve furnace/kiln/cupola performance via the addition of oxy-fuel burners to complement the operation of an air-fuel furnace/kiln/cupola. With minimal capital investment, the following benefits can be achieved: increase production, decrease fuel consumption, decrease emissions, improve product quality, and extend the campaign life of a furnace/kiln/cupola.

Oxy-Fuel Glass Conditioning (Refiners/Forehearths/Distributors)

The conversion of glass conditioning combustion systems to oxy-fuel for refining, conditioning, and delivery of glass offers significant fuel savings since most traditional systems use air-fuel technology without any preheat of the combustion air.

The conversion of glass conditioning combustion systems to oxy-fuel for refining, conditioning, and delivery of glass offers significant fuel savings since most traditional systems use air-fuel technology without any preheat of the combustion air.

Oxygen Enrichment Systems

Our oxygen enrichment systems are specifically designed to provide supplemental oxygen to your process through either tuyere injection or a blast air diffuser. These systems are tailored to the parameters of each cupola to maximize the benefits of oxygen enrichment--coke savings, increased production, consistent melt chemistry and improved alloy recovery.

Our oxygen enrichment systems are specifically designed to provide supplemental oxygen to your process through either tuyere injection or a blast air diffuser. These systems are tailored to the parameters of each cupola to maximize the benefits of oxygen enrichment--coke savings, increased production, consistent melt chemistry and improved alloy recovery.

Oxygen Lancing

Oxygen Lancing is a flexible, and cost-effective technology that can help improve firing and drying operations via use of oxygen to replace combustion air specifically where it is mostly needed to improve operations. With minimal capital investment, many benefits can be achieved.

Oxygen Lancing is a flexible, and cost-effective technology that can help improve firing and drying operations via use of oxygen to replace combustion air specifically where it is mostly needed to improve operations. With minimal capital investment, many benefits can be achieved.

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