A 400t/d batch preheater was successfully commissioned by Zippe Industrieanlagen at South Africa’s Nampak Glass in April this year.

The batch preheater was installed at a new regenerative container glass furnace with a melting surface of 120m².

The preheater was installed together with a new 400tpd batch house, also supplied by Germany’s Zippe.

The whole system is integrated within PCS7 automation software, which realises the Plant-Wide-Automation (PWA) concept.

The preheater has shown double-digit energy savings and has been safely running since installation.

Pictured A photo of the installation works