Application of gases

Glass industry and use of gases

Reliable supply of industrial gases plays an important role in the production of high quality flat glass. The most common are hydrogen and nitrogen for tin baths and oxygen for oxy furnaces. Currently, these gases are mainly supplied through electrolysis or road transport of compressed or liquid gases.

Glass is produced in glass melting tanks. High energy costs and the formation of large amounts of nitrogen oxides are a major problem in production. One of the reasons for this is the use of air to heat the melting furnace, and the use of melting furnaces with oxygen is the solution to this problem, so by providing this gas, Parsia Gas helps the producers of this industry by producing quality glass. desirable in the market to take steps to increase productivity.


Oxygen in the glass industry

Glassmaking is a unique art that combines the skill of glass melting with gentle air blowing to create elaborate decorations. However, to function properly, the flame used by the glass blower must be at a certain temperature. Here oxygen gas enters. With the high purity of oxygen gas that our 95% O2 PSA oxygen generators provide, glass cutters can ensure that their torches are at the right temperature for their masterpiece.

As mentioned, glass blowers use oxygen to burn the burners and the burners used to melt the glass. Normal compressed air does not produce the necessary heat. Oxygen is the only fuel source that ensures the flame is hot enough to efficiently and strategically melt the quartz and borosilicate glasses. In most cases, glass blowing uses oxygen gas in the range of 10-15 psi with a purity of 95%.

Oxygen plays a very important role in the glass industry and is commonly used to enhance combustion, an industrial gas with the power to improve productivity and reduce NOx emissions. In other words, since one of the problems of this industry is high energy costs and the formation of a large amount of nitrogen oxide, the use of oxygen melting furnaces is the solution to this problem. Oxygen is used instead of air for combustion. Combustion processes are optimized, while the flame temperature attainable with the same fuel consumption increases, and on the other hand, it reduces energy costs. On the other hand, reducing the amount of nitrogen significantly reduces the amount of pollutants. As a result, investment in flue gas treatment systems can be reduced. In addition, a higher product quality can be obtained by adding oxygen during glass melting.

Oxygen solutions for the glass industry

Parsia Gas offers on-site oxygen generation solutions based on technology that meets the needs of the glass industry for furnace feeding. For glass beverages, Parsia Gas also offers compact on-site oxygen generation solutions. With an outlet pressure of 3.8 bar, the oxygen produced enables the flame necessary to work with borosilicate (pyrex) and soda-lime glass and helps the performance of burners used in the art and chemistry of glass arts.

Nitrogen in the glass industry

Nitrogen is an inert gas that is necessary to produce float glass. Parsia Gas offers reliable nitrogen generators at the right place for the glass industry.

Hydrogen is a versatile gas for the glass industry

Hydrogen is used in glass production to control the atmosphere to prevent unwanted reactions such as oxidation. It is also used to improve performance in cutting, polishing, heat treatment, and melting and softening.

Depending on your individual needs and challenges in the smelting process, industrial gases can significantly contribute to the success of your business.

By using oxygen combustion solutions (= using oxygen instead of or in addition to air) you can realize the following benefits: