North American industrial gas conglomerate, Air Products, has officially brought its second integrated oxy-fuel solution on-stream for Techpack Solutions in Korea.
As part of the ancillary installation, Techpack will instate Air Products’ Cleanfire® HRe burner – the industry’s first of its kind – into the new facility, which aims to enhance Techpack’s furnace control and help optimise its maintenance schedule.
The second system also includes a PRISM® vacuum swing adsorption (VSA) oxygen (O2) generator, which will supply reliable and economical onsite O2 to power the oxy-fuel burners for melting glass.
In addition, the integrated solution emcompasses Air Products’ oxy-fuel combustion system, utilising an automatic control skid and Cleanfire® HRiTM oxy-fuel burners.
We will continue to leverage on our global experience and leading-edge technology to help more glass makers achieve sustainable development
Oxy-fuel technology can deliver a 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions as well as 10-20% in energy savings, a 25% increase in productivity and an overall improvement in efficiency and glass quality, when compared to using traditional air-fed burners.
Kyo-Yung Kim, President of Air Products Korea, highlighted, “We are honoured to have supported [Techpack’s] current and previous successful conversions, both yielding significant improvements in environmental footprint, operation efficiency, productivity and glass quality.”
“Adding to Air Products’ long list of success stories worldwide, we will continue to leverage on our global experience and leading-edge technology to help more glass makers achieve sustainable development and stay competitive under the government’s green growth strategy.”
Air Products’ deal for the first oxy-fuel supply to Techpack was initially commissioned in November 2011.
Techpack Solutions, founded in the 1950s and headquartered in Seoul, is South Korea’s leading packaging solution provider and is the largest manufacturer of glass bottles for the domestic and worldwide markets.