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TECO has a wealth of experience in glass process and glass plant design. The technical papers below provide examples of TECO’s technical capability and experience.

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The TECO Group had the opportunity to build two new end-port furnaces in 1994 and 1995. By coincidence, they were on sites a few hundred yards apart in Knottingley, West Yorkshire. The requirements were very different, but the end result was two very similar furnaces.
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This article describes the energy consumptions and emissions of the end-port furnace installed by TECO in Knottingley, UK. The results show that a well-designed furnace is capable of both delivering energy consumptions which are comparable with the best in the industry and keeping emissions down.
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A Method for Improving Regenerative Furnace ... By R.J. NAVEAUX and J.J. SHEA
This report on an effective system of combustion control and heat recovery was presented at the 42nd Annual Conference on Glass Problems held at the University of Illinois.
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Looking for energy savings - getting our arms around... By C.J. Hoyle, J.J. Shea and DH Davi
Possibilities exist to reduce energy use. Some are worth the investment now, others may be in the future. An experienced furnace design firm such as TECO can assist in evaluating the possibilities. The big mistake would be not to think about it.
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Cullet Handling By Carl Hibsher
Processing and effective handling of cullet for the batch.
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Batch plant modernization By Douglas D. Burgoon
Batch plants are modernized to accommodate glass production increases and/or product quality improvements. It is easier to modify a batch plant at furnace rebuild time, but they can be modernized during a campaign without interrupting production. They can be repaired during a campaign, but it requires...
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An efficient batch plant supplying high quality mixed raw materials is the key to producing high quality glass from the furnace. Here Douglas D. Burgoon, of Toledo Engineering Co., urges manufacturers to look to the batch house as the starting point for improving overall plant performance.
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High quality mixed batch is essential for producing high quality glass and maximizing production yields. Here Douglas D. Burgoon, of Toledo Engineering Co., points out that the glass making process starts at the batch plant and describes the critical features of a good batch plant design.
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The Glass Industry - Electric Melter Design By W.R. Steitz & Carl W. Hibscher
This is a two part technical paper on the electric melting of glass. The first article deals with the basic electrical engineering aspects of electric melting and the second article deals with the furnace and melting of glass utilizing electric energy.
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A Designers Insight To All-Electric Melting By C. Hibscher, D. Davis, P. Davies &...
This article takes a look at the pros and cons of electric melters using joule-heating.
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This article describes a project to apply a sidewall overcoat to the entire furnace melter and refiner of a major float glass manufacturer, as well as to remove the existing glass level bowls from each side of the refiner. James M Uhlik reports on the methods employed and the subsequent results of this work.
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