Forglass is proud of a demanding and unusual project

Forglass is proud of a demanding and unusual project
One of the biggest float glass producers in Europe needed to raise the complete refractory and steel construction of Working End in one piece to adopt it to new glass level.

FORGLASS is proud of a demanding and unusual project

One of the biggest float glass producers in Europe needed to raise the complete refractory and steel construction of Working End in one piece to adopt it to new glass level. The area of the Working End was about 150 square meters and the total weight of the construction to be raised was much over 1000 tons. FORGLASS was chosen to complete this extraordinary project, which included:

  • Preparing complete technical documentation for the scope of the project.
  • Fabrication and installation of support structure.
  • Selection and installation of a synchronous hydraulic system.
  • Modification and reinforcement of existing structure.
  • Synchronised raising of the Working End

The synchronous hydraulic system used by FORGLASS guaranteed a smooth and safe lifting of the entire structure. The pre-determined height of the raised structure was confirmed at each of the 39 control points. Inspection of the refractory inside the Working End did not show any faults in the structure.

FORGLASS developed technical documentation, a model of existing structures, drawings of supporting structures, calculations and necessary descriptions. FORGLASS owns their fabrication facilities, which allows for great flexibility and agility in responding to clients’ needs – no matter how unusual or demanding.

The preparation work and the actual task were performed with a very high level of health and safety standards and utmost care for quality – something FORGLASS is particularly known for.