Forglass' gas combustion systems

Forglass gas combustion systems boast the most advanced safety design.

FORGLASS gas combustion systems boast the most advanced safety design

Forglass is known to many European glass producers as the designer and builder of glass furnaces and batch plants. What is less known is that Forglass is a multi-faceted engineering enterprise with experts in many areas of glass production, including the design, construction and delivery of much of the auxiliary equipment for glassworks, such as conveyors, crushers and gas combustion systems. In fact, one the company’s areas of expertise is the design and delivery of demanding combustion systems that meet and exceed the newest, most rigorous safety standards. Introducing the Forglass Melting End Main Gas Station – fully compliant with the European Standard EN 746-2 for industrial thermo-processing equipment and all safety requirements for combustion and fuel handling systems. Equipped with control devices independent of the furnace control system, it is also designed with several redundancies, including features like:

  • Filtering, reducing and stabilizing gas pressure
  • Measuring gas flow
  • Regulating gas flows
  • Cutting off the gas flow in case of an emergency

The Melting End Main Gas Station’s autonomous control systems are based on the safety PLC controllers (independent for each of the two lines), which are connected to transmitters and sensors of the furnace (pressure, temperature, air flow) and used solely for the purpose of ensuring safety – i.e. immediately shutting off the gas supply in an emergency. The two redundant lines are fully independent, that is they do not share any measuring or executing devices.

The Melting End Main Gas Station is fabricated in Forglass’ own manufacturing facility in Poland, then shipped, installed, tested and commissioned at the Client’s site in a matter of days.