Furnace and forehearth drains

Effective continuous or semi-continuous draining of high viscosity sludge glass at controlled rates in throats, working ends, forehearths and gathering bays, for conventional and specialist glasses.

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  • Removes refractory contaminated glass at a controlled rate, without significant waste of good quality glass
  • Independent heating and cooling functions ensure that draining can be started, controlled and stopped easily and effectively
  • Individually controlled air and water cooling facilitate regulation of glass flow
  • Indirect heating removes the need to apply power through the drain tube or glass
  • No counter electrode needed
  • Low energy usage compared to direct heating designs
  • Eliminates the contamination rather than dispersing it
  • Proven in reducing ‘cat-scratch’ and other cord related quality issues
  • Simple, automatic, temperature and power control options
  • Drain tube dimensions and materials designed to meet individual installation requirements
  • Typical continuous draining rates of 8-12kg/hour

Glass Types

  • Soda Lime
  • Borosilicates
  • Fluoride Opal
  • Potassium Barium
  • TFT
  • LCD
  • Lead Glass
  • Container
  • Cosmetic
  • Tableware
  • Lighting
  • Ovenware
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Automotive
  • TV Glass
  • Tubing

Furnace & Forehearth Drains

  • System consists of Power and Control Unit, Drain Assembly and Cooling Control Manifold
  • Proven in Borosilicate, Fluoride Opal, Soda Lime, LCD, TFT, Lead Glass, Potassium Barium, and Alumino-Silicate glasses
  • More than 100 installations to date with many customers having multiple systems
  • Free standing power and control module with small footprint for easy location
  • Engineering solutions to allow installation of forehearth drains without the need for refractory replacement or forehearth cool down

T: +44 (0)1268 565577

F: +44 (0)1268 565594

4 Brunel Road, Manor Trading Estate,
Benfleet, Essex, SS7 4PS, England