Air Products today announced it has been selected by Techpack Solutions in Korea to supply its integrated oxy-fuel solution. It is Air Products’ second project to support this leading Korean container glass maker to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency and productivity.
The integrated solution encompasses Air Products’ oxy-fuel combustion system, including Cleanfire® HRiTM oxy-fuel burners and an automatic flow control skid. The company will also install a PRISM® vacuum swing adsorption (VSA) oxygen generator to supply reliable and economical on-site oxygen used to power the oxy-fuel burners for melting glass.
“We have experienced a successful full conversion from air-fuel combustion to Air Products’ integrated oxy-fuel solution to realize the environmental, operational and productivity benefits,” said Young-Min Kim, technical team general manager of Techpack Solutions. “We are pleased to continue working with Air Products when converting another furnace. We know we can rely on their global experience and seasoned combustion engineering experts who understand the glass industry deeply and are fully committed.”
Oxy-fuel technology is proven to bring multiple benefits such as over 50% reduction in nitrogen oxide emissions, 10-20% in energy savings, about 25% increase in productivity, reduction of capital, and improvement in efficiency and glass quality.
“We are honored to have Techpack Solutions’ confidence to support their further conversion to oxy-fuel combustion,” said Kyo-Yung Kim, president of Air Products Korea. “South Korea has been transitioning actively towards low-carbon, sustainable development under the government’s green growth strategy. Our proven success with Techpack Solutions and many other customers worldwide speaks volumes about Air Products’ commitment and ability to help Korean glass makers improve both their environmental footprint and competitiveness.”