Air Products will showcase its latest innovations in oxy-fuel combustion technology, including its Cleanfire® HRx™ burner, at the 79th Conference on Glass Problems in Columbus, Ohio, from 5th to 6th November.

The Tier One corporation, which has its headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania, will host a combined exhibit/hospitality event in the Bellows F suite of the Columbus Hilton Downtown, where industry specialists will be available to discuss the challenges glass manufacturers are facing in their daily operations.

The Cleanfire HRx burner enables glass manufacturers to control the magnitude and location of oxygen staging, resulting in higher fuel efficiency, lower NOx emissions and reduced foam for higher-quality glass production.

The HRx burner employs Air Products Process Intelligence, part of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), to track key process parameters.

Dr. Mark D’Agostini, senior research associate and manager of combustion technology development at Air Products, will also present “Optimization of Energy Efficiency, Glass Quality and NOx Emissions in Oxy-fuel Glass Furnaces through Advanced Oxygen Staging” at 3pm on 6th November.

Air Products has been supplying oxy-fuel technology to the glass industry since the mid-1970s. It also operates a state-of-the-art Advanced Clean Energy Laboratory in Allentown that facilitates the development and full-scale testing of actual combustion systems using a full spectrum of gaseous, liquid, and solid fuels from customers.