On the construction site, the unique working conditions, such as extreme temperatures, call for a team of highly qualified specialists and experts. HORN employs a pool of very experienced people who have worked in the glass industry for many years.
Before new furnace installations or cold repairs, HORN provides the material and the expertise to drain the furnace and, if necessary, to execute the controlled cooling down. Controlled cooling is essential if parts of the plant, such as the melting end crown, etc., are to be preserved.
High precision bricklaying guarantees the customer a furnace with a long life span and many years of trouble-free operation. In addition to traditional refractory construction, HORN undertakes steel construction on an international scale.
With its own experts, HORN supervises its own manpower or customers' manpower to manage all the installation or repair works.
Finally, the service division of HORN heats up the furnace to operation temperature with special heat-up burners and measurement equipment to secure a proper temperature gradient and controlled expansion of all refractory material.