Japanese furnace designer Ihara Furnace awarded Revimac with a contract for the supply of a glass conditioning system for a new Indonesian furnace.
The system is constituted by one working-end (distributor) and three forehearths.
The project was jointly managed by Revimac and Fusiontec.
Revimac was project manager, system designer and supplier of the complete firing and cooling equipment, temperature detection instrumentation, supervisory and control system.
Fusiontec was designer and supplier of the refractory materials.
The control system, the power-packed Revimac Forehearth Control System (FCS), was combined with the Fusiontec superstructure to ensure the customer with optimum glass conditioning.
The FCS control includes:
- The control cabinet with twin CPU and dual Can-Bus channel for data transmission, to ensure reliability and the automatic switch-over in case of failure;
- A user-friendly touch screen operator interface, available for technologist and operators to control all the data and process information of the forehearth
- The Revimac proprietary software, that can control each zone of the forehearth, as well as left and right sides independent firing.
- The Production Recipes, process information and alarms/logs stored in the memory.
The distributor and the three forehearths include several control zones, each one equipped with optical pyrometer and three-levels thermocouples installed in the equalising zone to measure the glass in different layers to monitor thermal efficiency.
The automation system manages the heating by means of the gas fired burners or the cooling by means of the individual fans according the temperature profile set-up.
The conditioning system was installed and commissioned under the supervision of the Revimac service team.