Air Products is to unveil the first smart burner for the glass industry, when it participates at the 77th Conference on Glass Problems in Columbus, Ohio this November.

The new Cleanfire HRe™ burner has been designed using the same combustion technology as the industry-leading Cleanfire HRi™ burner. However, the latest addition from Air Products includes sensors that monitor key burner conditions that may require operator intention.

The Cleanfire HRe enables 24/7 access to sensor data and immediate notification of issues when they arise. This added addition enables glass manufacturers to better protect their process, optimise and maintain burner performance, and improve their overall operation.

Also at the conference, Air Products’ Dr. Xiaoyi He, Senior Research Associate, will present ‘CFD Simulations of Oxygen-fuel Combustion in Glass Furnaces: A Perspective from Real-World Applications’ on Thursday 10th of November as part of the conference’s modelling innovations and applications in glass production symposium.

Dr. He will review common mistakes made in modelling oxyfuel combustion in glass furnaces and discuss how Air Products’ advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling has helped glass manufacturers achieve maximum benefit from oxyfuel combustion.

The conference will be held at the Columbus Hilton Downtown, Ohio, from the 7th to the 10th of November 2016.