Bucharest, Romania-based Stirom, a member of Yioula Group, successfully commissioned its furnace number 2 in the second quarter of 2015.

It followed furnace number 3, which had been commissioned to the full satisfaction of the client in 2014. Both furnaces were modernised and increased their capacity with upgraded equipment as part of a development project.

The aim of both projects was to optimise the energy consumption by investments in the glass packaging manufacturing process.

Sorg’s supply included all engineering, equipment and refractory materials as well as the metallic components including waste gas equipment.

Furnace number 3 was originally a cross-fired regenerative furnace that was converted to an end-fired regenerative furnace with five production lines for a pull of more than 300 t/d for container glass production.

It was a challenge to install the largest possible furnace in the existing building considering all civil and structural limits. The rebuild time from glass to glass under the consideration that the furnace type was changed was minimal.

Furnace number 2, an end-port regenerative, was enlarged in surface and completely modernised for a capacity of more than 200t/d with three forehearth connections for flint and coloured container glass production.

The entire structural steel and batch feeding connection were renewed and modernised during the rebuild.

Sorg said new EME-NEND batch chargers were installed in both furnaces, which gives the best possible batch control in the furnace.

The new waste gas treatment systems for both furnaces were commissioned successfully in order to reach low NOx and SOx emissions.

Sorg said it was proud to be a Yioula Group partner and to play a major role in achieving the expected excellent results on its furnaces No. 2 + 3 at Stirom.

Pictured: Managing partner Karl-Heinz Sorg presents Stirom with a glass object commemorating startup