Electric boosting has been used for many years in the glass industry, initially most boosters were installed simply to increase furnace output.
Today electric boosting can be utilised to give a number of benefits including:
Increased furnace output
Improved and stable glass quality
Improved efficiency of the fossil fuel firing system
Improved thermal gradients in the melter
Reduced time for colour changes
Increased furnace flexibility when changing furnace output (pull changes)
Each booster system is tailor made according to the furnace type and the customers requirements.
Glass Service has developed their boosting system technology and can offer systems as follows:
Melting end booster to increase output
Thermal barrier booster to stabilse convection currents
Throat booster for use during heat up and during low pull conditions
Each booster system supply by Glass Service can be supplied as a stand alone system or integrated into the furnace control system.
Glass Service can supply all of the equipment required for the electric booster including:
Electrodes and holders
Electrode holder water cooling system
Emergency air cooling
Cables and connectors