The furnace is equipped with 10 Glass melting burners FC and Glass melting burners FC VM. The first obtained results demonstrated a positive impact on:
Dust and particulates
The second step of the project involves preheating oxygen and natural gas in order to reduce the environmental footprint of oxy-fuel combustion by flue gas heat recovery, as fewer reactants are required for combustion. The furnace was converted during the second half of 2015. The positive effect on fuel consumption is already evident.