South Korean container manufacturer Techpack Solutions has selected Air Products to supply its integrated oxy-fuel solution.

It is Air Products’ second project with the South Korean glassmaker to its reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency and productivity.

The integrated solution encompasses Air Products’ oxy-fuel combustion system, including its Cleanfire HRi oxy-fuel burners and and an automatic flow control skid.

The company will also install a vacuum swing adsorption (VSA) oxygen generator to supply on-site oxygen used to power the oxy-fuel burners to melt glass.

“We have experienced a successful full conversion from air-fuel combustion to Air Products’ integrated oxy-fuel solution to realise the environmental, operational and productivity benefits,” said Young-Min Kim, technical team general manager of Techpack Solutions.

“We are pleased to continue working with Air Products when converting another furnace.”

Oxy-fuel technology is proven to bring multiple benefits such as a more than 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions, 10-20% in energy savings, about a 25% increase in productivity, reduction of capital and improvement in efficiency and glass quality.

“We are honoured to have Techpack Solutions’ confidence to support their further conversion to oxy-fuel combustion,” said Kyo-Yung Kim, president of Air Products Korea.

“South Korea has been transitioning actively towards low-carbon, sustainable development under the government’s green growth strategy.”

Techpack Solutions, founded in the mid-1950s, is South Korea’s largest manufacturer of glass bottles for the domestic and worldwide markets. The company makes glass containers for the food, drink and medical industries.

Air Products is a company involved in oxy-fuel technology with more than 50 years of experience and offers integrated solutions, from gas supply to combustion systems, technology, customised 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.

Pictured The flame from a Cleanfire HRi burner in a glass furnace.