The influence of waist width on the energy consumption, glass flow and temperature distribution of float glass furnace was simulated via a software named Glass Furnace Model. The melting index, fining index, mixing index were analyzed based on the simulated results. The simulated results of the sample float glass furnace with a capacity of 550 t/d show that the glass temperature in melter and finer is increased by 10℃, and the unit energy consumption is decreased by 3%, while the melting and fining performance of the furnace is increased by 10% with decreasing the furnace waist width from the designed value of 4.0 m to 2.5 m. The optimal design of waist width is an efficient way to improve the energy efficiency of glass furnace.
寿 彭;Shuyong Chen;Liyun Ma;Tianxun Tao;Liangmao Jin
Kuei Suan Jen Hsueh Pao/ Journal of the Chinese Ceramic Society