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Atmosphere Control - Purging, Blanketing, Shielding

Industrial gases can be used to prevent reactions that are detrimental to the glass forming process. For example, inerting the tin bath during float glass manufacturing with nitrogen/hydrogen blends can help prevent the formation of glass defects and protect the chambers/equipment in which the glass is formed. Our glass specialists can help with equipment and engineering design services from preliminary design through ongoing operations.

Other Applications

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Gases

Argon

Argon can be used in the glass forming process to prevent detrimental reactions such as the formation of glass defects and help protect the chambers/equipment where glass is formed. In the tin bath of the float glass manufacturing process, inerting is achieved using blends of nitrogen and hydrogen to purge and capture any oxygen that is present above the bath.

Argon can be used in the glass forming process to prevent detrimental reactions such as the formation of glass defects and help protect the chambers/equipment where glass is formed. In the tin bath of the float glass manufacturing process, inerting is achieved using blends of nitrogen and hydrogen to purge and capture any oxygen that is present above the bath.

Atmosphere Control - Purging, Blanketing, Shielding

Industrial gases used to flood the surface of glass to impact characteristics. For example after fiber-optic glass is drawn into fine strands, it is shielded with helium while the cladding is applied in order to prevent the newly formed glass surface from reacting with the contaminants present in ambient air.

Industrial gases used to flood the surface of glass to impact characteristics. For example after fiber-optic glass is drawn into fine strands, it is shielded with helium while the cladding is applied in order to prevent the newly formed glass surface from reacting with the contaminants present in ambient air.

Helium

Industrial gases used to flood the surface of glass to impact characteristics. For example, after fiber-optic glass is drawn into fine strands, it is shielded with helium while the cladding is applied in order to prevent the newly formed glass surface from reacting with the contaminants present in ambient air.

Industrial gases used to flood the surface of glass to impact characteristics. For example, after fiber-optic glass is drawn into fine strands, it is shielded with helium while the cladding is applied in order to prevent the newly formed glass surface from reacting with the contaminants present in ambient air.

Hydrogen

Hydrogen can be used in the glass forming process to prevent detrimental reactions such as the formation of glass defects and help protect the chambers/equipment where glass is formed. In the tin bath of the float glass manufacturing process, inerting is achieved using blends of nitrogen and hydrogen to purge and capture any oxygen that is present above the bath.

Hydrogen can be used in the glass forming process to prevent detrimental reactions such as the formation of glass defects and help protect the chambers/equipment where glass is formed. In the tin bath of the float glass manufacturing process, inerting is achieved using blends of nitrogen and hydrogen to purge and capture any oxygen that is present above the bath.

Nitrogen

Nitrogen can be used in the glass forming process to prevent detrimental reactions such as the formation of glass defects and help protect the chambers/equipment where glass is formed. In the tin bath of the float glass manufacturing process, inerting is achieved using blends of nitrogen and hydrogen to purge and capture any oxygen that is present above the bath.

Nitrogen can be used in the glass forming process to prevent detrimental reactions such as the formation of glass defects and help protect the chambers/equipment where glass is formed. In the tin bath of the float glass manufacturing process, inerting is achieved using blends of nitrogen and hydrogen to purge and capture any oxygen that is present above the bath.

Flow Control Equipment

Air Products manufactures custom blending equipment to provide the safest, lowest cost operation.

Air Products manufactures custom blending equipment to provide the safest, lowest cost operation.

CFD Modeling

We have extensive in-house computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling service capabilities that can help when designing or investigating furnace performance. Our services have helped enable glassmakers to investigate and evaluate ways to increase productivity and cut costs without putting their production process at risk. Modeling studies provide quick, validated results along with recommendations for impacting atmosphere control systems.

We have extensive in-house computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling service capabilities that can help when designing or investigating furnace performance. Our services have helped enable glassmakers to investigate and evaluate ways to increase productivity and cut costs without putting their production process at risk. Modeling studies provide quick, validated results along with recommendations for impacting atmosphere control systems.

Engineering and Equipment Optimization



Installation and Start-up Support

We can help provide multi-disciplinary support - a combination of expertise in applications process knowledge, applications technologies, and equipment and instrumentation; conduct formal ORI - operational readiness inspection for safety and cleanliness prior to start-up; train your employees to operate and maintain new equipment safely and effectively.

We can help provide multi-disciplinary support - a combination of expertise in applications process knowledge, applications technologies, and equipment and instrumentation; conduct formal ORI - operational readiness inspection for safety and cleanliness prior to start-up; train your employees to operate and maintain new equipment safely and effectively.

Ongoing Operations

Services include operations audits and process optimization appraisals to help maximize operating performance and produce cost savings; technical support for equipment calibration, troubleshooting assistance, process analysis and testing; comprehensive gas delivery-system safety inspections and audits.

Services include operations audits and process optimization appraisals to help maximize operating performance and produce cost savings; technical support for equipment calibration, troubleshooting assistance, process analysis and testing; comprehensive gas delivery-system safety inspections and audits.

Preliminary Design/Project Initiation

We can provide site-specific evaluation of operations and guidance through project decision-making; selection of technology solutions, specifications for equipment; assistance with safety compliance, reviews, inspections, training; development of control and interface strategies; and system integration to help create ideal configurations for cost and performance requirements.

We can provide site-specific evaluation of operations and guidance through project decision-making; selection of technology solutions, specifications for equipment; assistance with safety compliance, reviews, inspections, training; development of control and interface strategies; and system integration to help create ideal configurations for cost and performance requirements.

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