Electric melting boosting systems have already been effectively installed in the glass industry since 1970. With its boosting systems, HORN offers different boosting applications in order to achieve different results during the glass melting process. The various electric boosting systems are therefore tailor-made for each furnace regarding the desired influence on the melting process. Therefore, each boosting system is unique and contributes to the efficient and flexible operation of the melting tank.
Generally the input of additional electric energy is designed for a percentage of up to 20 % of the melting output. For economical reasons a percentage of approx.10 % is regarded as appropriate. However, this mainly depends on the required effect of electric energy on the melting process.
These effects are:
Increased melting output of the aggregate
Improved glass quality
More efficient utilization of fossil energy sources
More stable and flexible production
Accelerated re-melting processes in case of colour changes
Faster modification of product range according to customers’ requests
HORN therefore provides individual and tailor-made boosting systems:
Thermal barrier boosting
Each boosting system supplied by HORN is a complete stand-alone system ready for operation and mainly consists of:
Electrodes and electrode holders manufactured in-house along with accessories, e.g. piping and cables
Transformer units, e.g. three-phase oil cooled aggregates
Fully automatic instrumentation and control system
Cooling water equipment
When designing the boosting system HORN applies the latest technical aids as well as its comprehensive experience of boosting system installations. The effect of the boosting system can be simulated via modern software on computers before starting with the detailed planning and manufacturing of the equipment.