Neil Simpson will present two one-day courses in February in Singapore aimed at the basics of glass furnace combustion and furnace optimisation using thermal imaging.

Both courses will take place at Ametek Land at 20 Changi Business Park Central 2, #04-03/04, Singapore 486031.

The first course is titled ‘Basics of Combustion in Glass Melting Furnaces and Troubleshooting‘ and takes place on Thursday 13th February.

The primary audience will be furnace operators, supervisors and supporting staff in Environmental, Maintenance, Engineers and related Suppliers.

Upon completion of the workshop participants should be;

  • aware of basic combustion technology within the context of energy utilisation and emissions legislation
  • able to describe the basic processes of burner adjustment for good furnace operation
  • confident in applying a troubleshooting and combustion optimisation processes
  • aware of oxy-fuel and emerging burner technologies

The second course takes place the following day at the same venue.

This course is titled ‘Furnace Optimisation Using In-furnace Thermal Imaging’ and its prime audience is Batch and Furnace Managers, supervisors and supporting staff in Environmental, Maintenance, Engineers and related Suppliers.

By using data files from oxy-fuel, regenerative end-fired and cross-fired furnaces will show how the thermal data can be interpreted and used to potentially increase pull/yield, reduce energy and emissions, with the underlying goal to protect the furnace asset.

Once completed, the workshop participants should be;

  • able to measure thermal profile to confirm hot spot location and deviation from set point
  • assess potential for yield or through-put improvements
  • identify hot/cold spots and refractory damage to protect asset over time
  • identify source/locations of parasitic air or over-cooling
  • identify regenerator blockages
  • able use time lapse for batch pile tracking with alarms
  • able to analyse air fuel flames for combustion optimisation for energy and NOx reduction
  • consider camera locations for permanent installations and surveys

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