German engineering group Horn has completed the repair of a Verallia furnace at its Essen plant.

Its furnace number 3 was drilled and drained by Horn Bau&Service. The furnace was then cooled and completely demolished.

The melting tank and chamber were rebuilt in the existing design. Worn steel parts were replaced in the course of the repair.

The process tank received a new design for later extension of line 3-1. The forehearth line 3-3 was adapted and extended for the installation of a triple gob machine.

All process tanks and forehearth gas skids were brought up to current safety levels.

The furnace was tempered on schedule after completion of the works and the commissioning of the furnace was carried out successfully.