Electric furnace boosting systems have been effectively installed within the glass industry since 1970. With its boosting systems, HORN® provides different boosting applications to meet the challenging demands during the glass melting process. The individual electric boosting systems are tailor-made for each furnace regarding the required effect on the melting process. Each boosting system is unique and contributes to the most efficient and flexible operation of the furnace.
Generally the furnace is designed for an input of additional electric energy to melt up to 20% of the total output. Due to economic reasons, a percentage of approximately 10% is regarded as appropriate. However, it depends largely on the required effect of the electric energy on the melting process.
HORN® provides individual and tailor-made boosting systems:
These effects are:
The HORN® electric boosting system is a complete stand-alone system ready for operation and consists of:
When designing the boosting system HORN® applies the latest technical aids as well as its comprehensive experience in 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.