Tecoglas Limited

60, Savile Street East , S4 7UQ Sheffield
United Kingdom

Telephone +44 114 2759020
Fax +44 114 2700875
sales@tecoglas.com

This company is main exhibitor of

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 13 / B62
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glasstec 2016 hall map (Hall 13): stand B62

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Glass production/Production Technology
  • 01.04  Glass melting technology
  • 01.04.06  Regenerative systems

Regenerative systems

Our products

Product category: Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

Recuperative Furnaces

Capacity
Up to 250 tpd
Advantages
Fuel efficient
Low emissions
High quality glass
Long campaign life

Tecoglas recuperative furnaces are typically used by the container industry for the melting of soda lime glass and by the textile fibre industries for the melting of low alkali borosilicate glass.

Our recuperative furnaces are characterised by their low fuel consumption and low emissions whilst producing high quality glass and achieving a long campaign life.

In some applications, bubbler systems are utilised to enhance convection flow patterns and to increase melter bottom temperature. Also, electric boost may be installed to increase the production rate for a given melter size or to reduce emissions or a combination of these needs. Electric boost can also be used to enhance glass quality.

Recuperative type furnaces are used for glass melting applications up to 250 tonnes per day.

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Product category: Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

Demolition, construction and commissioning

Your glass melting furnace is different from other pieces of plant equipment.

It is likely to be the largest piece of equipment in the plant and because it is the source of molten glass, the plant cannot function without it. Because of their size, furnaces are assembled and built on site by professionals and when they have come to the end of their useful life, have to be demolished by experts and removed from site by means of specialist waste disposal. Legislation in different parts of the world demands varying degrees of hazardous waste removal – Tecoglas has considerable experience in dealing with all of these issues, assisting in the recycling of materials where possible. This is different from many other types of equipment that can be brought in completely assembled and set into place or removed from site and be easily disposed of as a stand-alone piece of equipment. Because of this, the integration of engineering and construction or engineering and demolition demands excellence in project management, as does the specialist commissioning of your project.

In addition to the cost of your furnace, the services that are bundled within the furnace “package” should be considered seriously. Technical services and project management are an important aspect of the delivery process that are often overlooked; however, their effect on the overall cost are significant. These services have important risk management implications in the buying and delivery process, so it is important to use a reputable and established supplier such as Tecoglas.

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Product category: Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

Project Management

Our project management team utilises over 80 years of project management experience on glass industry projects as a basis for controlling all activity and costs on a project. Essential materials and equipment are purchased while the engineering is processed and equipment and materials arrive at site “in good time”. The entire project is under tight control. We never miss a scheduled start-up date.

Project scope should be clarified early and changed as little as possible. Scope changes are the prime reason most projects go over budget and schedule.

We stay on site until the process is working to contract performance specifications and customer satisfaction. During the first year, we maintain contact with you on a quarterly basis. For subsequent years, we suggest an audit on an annual basis so the campaign life of a furnace can be monitored and maximised. Planning for the rebuild should take place well in advance of the shut-down.

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Product category: Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

Regenerative Furnaces - Side Port (Cross-fired)

Capacity
300 – 1000 tpd
Advantages
Fuel efficient
Low emissions
High quality glass
Long campaign life

The regenerative side port furnace (also known as a cross-fired furnace) is primarily used for the upper capacity range applications, ie, 300 to 1000 metric tonnes per day as are encountered in the soda lime container and float glass applications.

Tecoglas regenerative furnaces are characterised by their fuel efficiency and low emissions, whilst producing high quality glass.

In some applications, bubbler systems are utilised to enhance convection flow patterns and to increase melter bottom temperature. Also, electric boost may be installed to increase the production rate for a given melter size or to reduce emissions or a combination of these needs. Electric boost can also be used to enhance glass quality.

Side-port furnaces are used for greater than 300 tpd applications which are typical for float glass and container industry applications. End-port furnaces are generally used in applications up to 300 tonnes per day.

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Product category: Contracting, consulting, engineering, services

Audits & Inspections

Furnace audits and inspections are an important tool to ensure longevity of the furnace campaign and efficiency of operation with regard to fuel consumption, gaseous emissions and glass quality.

Tecoglas recommend that a furnace audit be carried out twice annually to ensure regular evaluation and review.

A typical Tecoglas audit is split into three distinct areas:

(1) Visual Structural Survey

This involves a visual “walkthrough” studying the regenerators, glass bath and superstructure for any areas of wear or movement. Any areas that require attention and/or monitoring will be identified on drawings and subsequent recommendations made. We maintain that the engineers who carry out this study are fully conversant with the original furnace design. As the study progresses, it is essential that the auditor refers to and fully understands the original design drawings.

(2) Thermal Survey

The first thermal survey is cross-referenced to the original drawings and acts as the initial reference for subsequent surveys to be compared against. The thermal imaging will plot temperatures for the furnace bottom and the glass bath. The report will consist of an overview of the thermographic condition and thermographic data recorded, together with details of any anomalies or problem areas detected. These areas are thermal imaged and photographed for identification purposes and appear on fault sheets within the thermographic report.

Follow on visits will identify any thermal changes to the structure which the visual survey may not pick up. Again, to fully interpret the results, it is important to understand the design and operation of the furnace.

(3) Operational Survey

This survey completes the audit and is required to fully understand two important issues:

(a) Is the operation contributing to any problems highlighted by the structural and thermal imaging surveys?
(b) Is the furnace optimised to its full potential with regard to fuel efficiency, emissions and glass quality?

This survey will include the following:

Review of past operating data

Flame control, burner angles and flame length

Port flow distribution

Effective use of boost

Any maintenance issues

Port oxygen control

Combustion equipment audit

Operating philosophy

Hot spot control

Air and water cooling systems

Thermometry issues

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About us

Company details

Part of the TECO Group. Glass plant engineers and contractors, designing and constructing electric, fossil fuel and oxy-fuel furnaces. Providing melting technology, engineering, contracting and consulting to all sectors of the glass industry.

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Company data

Foundation

1954

Area of business
  • Glass manufacture / Production technology
  • Tools, replacement and spare parts, auxilliary equipment and fittings
Target groups

Manufacturing, Processing and Finishing