Due to its high flexibility and low energy consumption, the regenerative end fired furnace is the type of furnace mostly used for container glass, table ware, cosmetic glass, pharmaceutical glass, sheet glass, solar glass, sodium-silicate glass, tubing and lighting glass. Its melting range is normally from 50 – 400 t/d. HORN also designs furnaces with 635 t/d.
According to the glass quality, furnace capacity, raw material specifications and the type of glass, each furnace is perfectly designed and tailor-made according to the requirements of the glass industry.
Regenerators can be equipped with various types and qualities of checker works perfectly suited to the melting process and the raw materials being used.
Specialised know-how and extensive experience go into the design of the furnace port neck, tank superstructure, doghouse and burners to achieve the most economical furnace in terms of energy and emission.
A barrier wall incorporated into the melting end bottom and an additional step for a deeper refining area increase the flexibility and the quality of the glass.
The furnace can be operated with natural gas, LPG, coal gas, biogas and oil. In addition, there is the possibility of installing specially developed melting assistant devices such as electrical boosting, bubbling system or throat boosting.