The most recent advance in furnace design involves tailored computer modelling programs, which allow engineers to evaluate all furnace parameters at the outset. The result is an optimized furnace design, not only for new furnace construction, but for rebuilds as well. Alternative options and “what ifs” can be factored into the considerations. Computer modelling can help determine the lowest capital cost while maximizing campaign life, operating efficiency and glass quality.
TECO utilizes 3D computer modeling for new glass melting furnaces and rebuild applications as a tool for optimizing furnace parameters.
TECO’s history since 1927 and the experience behind 1000 furnace designs enables us to analyze and determine optimum furnace design parameters while taking into account capital cost, operating efficiency and glass quality.