Product category: Measurement and control of glass temperature
High Temperature Observation of Glass Melting Process
We provide High Temperature Observation (HTO) of processes in molten glass: Visual observation of processes in molten glass in connection with computer Image Analysis Quantitative evaluation of phenomena in communication with Image Analysis Data and gas property measurements for the mathematical models of bubble behavior and model verifications Typical HTO tests are focused mainly on: Refractory tests – comparison of different materials for glass contact Refining tests – optimization of batch composition or comparison of different batches Fining tests – at different pressures or with introduction of various gases to the atmosphere Bubble growth/shrinking tests – at different temperature and times through the melting process … and many other specialized tests based on customer requirements
Product category: Control and automation technology
Redox Measurement GS Rapidox II™
Measuring REDOX state in glass melts, introduced by GS in 2005, helps to better understand fining of glass, and glass color in particular. We measure the REDOX reaction equilibrium – direct p(O2) measurement of: iron antimony cerium chromium sulphur whereas the measurements are fully automatic and computerized.
GS offers analyses of defects in glass & bubble source studies, which include: Defect analysis – bubbles & stones, cords and others such as gall, knots, surface defects Bubble source identification procedure Classification of the sources according to mechanism of bubble generation Bubble features and estimated composition in the product -> identification
Our laboratory is equipped with latest technology including three Mass Spectrometers, SEM/EDX microprobe, various optical microscopes, stress measurement device and very precise sample preparation equipment to address any melting, refining and forming defect problem in any kind of glass product. It is the biggest world independent laboratory for glass defects.