Linde Gases & Technologies for Efficient Melting

Glass Melting
The benefits of oxyfuel combustion may decrease fuel consumption by as much as 35% due to improved heat transfer.

OPTIFIRE™ Burners for Glass Melting

Choosing the right burner or lancing technology for glass melting plays a crucial role in achieving your quality, productivity and emission targets. With our oxyfuel combustion technology you can use oxygen instead of, or in addition to, air and obtain improved results.

Our family of OPTIFIRE burners for glass melting, along with our staged combustion methodology yields superior results when compared to alternative oxyfuel burner technologies. In addition to burners, we can also supply the burner flow control and combustion control equipment that can be seamlessly integrated into the furnace control system and are built to NFPA 86 or EN 746-2 Combustion Safety Standards.

Our offering is ideal if your process requires, or you would like to achieve any of the following:

  • Melt at high temperatures, approximately 2840°F or higher
  • Produce specialty glass
  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Reduce emissions
  • Increase your capacity
  • Operate heat recovery systems with low preheating temperatures

The benefits of oxyfuel combustion include:

  • Fuel consumption decrease by as much as 35% due to improved heat transfer
  • Up to 40% rise in productivity due to faster melting cycles
  • An estimated decrease in emissions of NOx by up to 75%, SO2 by up to 30%, and CO2 by up to 5%

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