LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) will highlight the benefits of oxy-fuel combustion technology for glass manufacturing and introduce the company's latest Cleanfire® burners at the 76th Conference on Glass Problems in Columbus, Ohio, from November 2-3.
The Cleanfire HRe™ burner, Air Products' latest burner, is the first smart burner for the glass industry. Designed using the same combustion technology as the industry-leading Cleanfire HRi™ burner, the Cleanfire HRe burner includes sensors that monitor key burner conditions. The data provided by the Cleanfire HRe burner enables glass manufacturers to optimize burner performance in their furnace, as well as monitor for any conditions that may require operator attention.
Air Products will also preview the next advancement in its Cleanfire portfolio of innovative burner technologies. Available soon, the oxy-fuel flat flame burner will have ultra-high flame radiance, independent control of flame length and luminosity, furnace atmosphere control at the glass surface for foam reduction, integrated sensors for diagnostics and control, and extremely low nitrous oxide emissions.
Conference attendees are invited to stop by Air Products' hospitality suite at Bellows F 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 offers 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.
Air Products specialists also can assist processed glass producers with the safe and efficient supply and use of nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, helium, argon, and specialty gases for a number of applications involved in forming, assembly, and recycling of products.
At the conference, Dr. Mark D'Agostini, senior research associate at Air Products, will present "Oxygen-Solid Fuel Combustion in Glass Melting Furnaces" on Tuesday, November 3, from 2:00-2:30 p.m. as part of the Combustion, Refractories and Sensors Technical Session. Dr. D'Agostini will look at the challenges and risks of petcoke and coal combustion for glass melting and highlight the benefits that oxygen enrichment can bring, based on laboratory and field data.
Air Products is a leader in oxy-fuel technology with over 50 years of experience and offers integrated solutions from gas supply to combustion systems, technology, customized control systems, technical and design expertise, commissioning service, safety and site training, and maintenance contracts and project management. The company has installed more than 1,500 Cleanfire burners around the world. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com/glass.
About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a leading industrial gases company. For nearly 75 years, the company has provided atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and related equipment to manufacturing markets including metals, food and beverage, refining and petrochemical, and natural gas liquefaction. Air Products' materials technologies segment serves the semiconductor, polyurethanes, cleaning and coatings, and adhesives industries. Over 20,000 employees in 50 countries are working to make Air Products the world's safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. In fiscal 2014, Air Products had sales of $10.4 billion and was ranked number 276 on the Fortune 500 annual list of public companies. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.
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