O-I has chosen BDF Industries as the supplier of a heat recovery plant for the production of electricity via an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) turbine, at its Villota, Italy plant.

The recovery of thermal energy via an ORC turbine allows efficient use of exhaust gases produced by the glass-melting furnace, with the aim of maximising energy recovery without affecting the glass production process.

BDF Industries has been investing in the field of energy recovery since 1990 with the introduction of the Active Front End system (AFE), successfully applied to the controls of IS machines servo motors.

This has allowed BDF Industries to complete its offer of furnaces, forehearths, IS machines and exhaust gas control systems.

Thanks to this project BDF Industries confirms its role of ideal partner for the glass industry, with the complete knowledge and know-how required by each part of the glass factory.