Furnace support is getting increasingly important with more stringent regulations on emissions levels and energy consumption. Furthermore asset utilization and product optimization are key to lower the total cost of ownership during the lifetime of the furnace. ``
CelSian supplies full support on every aspect of your glass furnace. When it comes to decreasing energy consumption, CO2 reduction, increasing furnace lifetime, process or emission measurements, furnace simulations (modelling) or furnace inspections, CelSian is the right partner.
Our furnace support team offers solutions for multiple challenges faced by glass furnace operations: energy and CO2 reduction, emission reduction and increasing furnace lifetime. CelSian also assists with raw material selection and glass quality.
The CO+ sensor is a laser based sensor to replace standard O2 measurements, developed by CelSian for the glass industry to optimize combustion settings for higher energy efficiency and lower emission levels.
The sensor measures CO and O2 simultaneously over the complete width of your burner port or flue gas channel. In this way we measure a better representative value for the CO and O2 compared to traditional point measurement devices.
For a high energy efficient combustion process you have to operate the furnace close to the stoichiometric point (perfect mix of fuel and air/oxygen) of combustion. Near the stoichiometric point only CO is a reliable parameter to measure the completeness of the combustion. CO levels in the furnace and regenerators are limited to avoid high refractory corrosion. High energy efficient combustion cannot be achieved safely without measuring CO.
Our sensor has proven to lower the energy consumption of your furnace with 2% or more. On an oxyfuel fired furnace there are additional savings on oxygen. Emissions like NOx and SOx normally drop by 20% when using the CO+ sensor.
Another important impact of this sensor is the increased lifetime of your furnace thanks to optimized and stable combustion.
Legislations on emissions are getting more stringent throughout the world, with governments requiring energy and CO2 reduction while manufacturers wish to maintain tight cost control when operating their assets. NGOs and customers also require improved CO2 footprint of the glass market. These developments need a professional approach towards the energy efficiency of furnaces.
CelSian uses a step-by-step approach that leads to optimized energy efficient operation of the glass furnace. Furthermore we provide hardware to optimize your combustion efficiency: the CO+ Sensor.
Equipped to provide a full range of on-site industrial measurement services, CelSian’s Mobile Laboratory travels throughout Europe, monitoring the environmental performance of the region’s glassmaking factories. Stack measurements check O2, CO2, NOx and SO2, as well as dust, fluorine and chlorine emissions. Conditions can also be measured in and around glass melting furnaces, eg in the combustion chamber, as well as at the top and bottom of regenerators. Sophisticated thermal imaging cameras and measurement techniques are used to realize the most comprehensive results possible.
Our compact laboratory includes all necessary analysers, probes and equipment necessary to prepare samples and perform analyses. This equipment is also transportable for use at glassworks in other parts of the world.
Asset optimization and increasing furnace lifetime is getting more and more important as cost effectiveness during the furnace lifetime is becoming of more interest.
With extensive knowledge about furnace designs, glass composition and furnace wear relating to furnace settings, CelSian is able to increase furnace lifetime and decrease maintenance costs already in the design phase or later on during the furnace campaign.