Electric molybdenum Distributor and Forehearth heating

Technology description


Electrodes water cooling manage


High cost of air cooling by compress air

Glass thermal homogeneity

Oxygen bubbler formation

Safety of maintenance and production operator

Elimination of residual voltage in the gob

Short circuit protection

Fault of electrical insulation

Electrode Technology Dry

Heating with immersed electrodes reduces energy emitted through the combustion of Natural Gas by up to 60% compared to air/gas heating technology. Consequently, it also reduces 60% CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

The technology can be applied to all types of glass, including flint, amber, and green. For extra flint glass or crystal glass lead, the molybdenum electrodes can be replaced with tin oxide ones, to avoid a slight grey shades, caused by chemical reaction between glass and molybdenum.

The technology used for electric power panels involves the use of thyristors coupled with low-power dry-type transformers. This technology is suitable for low electrical powers to be supplied and allows a perfect control.

Electric booster molybdenum electrodes block diagram

Fuses board section
distributor and forehearth

The Glass service technology includes in the electrical power circuit a fuse panel with a dedicated fuse for each installed electrode.

With this solution, short circuit protection is ensured, and perfect electrical isolation is achieved in case of maintenance in a single channel zone.

Distributor and forehearths
Air-cooled electrodes