Oxy-gas forehearth heating the advantages and disadvantages

A. Stephens

Fives Stein Ltd continues to develop and supply BH-F Technology air-gas firing systems for forehearths and working ends.  Using that experience, we have also developed an oxy-gas firing system for the more demanding forehearth heating applications.  The talk will outline the development of the system and discuss in more detail the advantages and disadvantages of using oxygen instead of air in the confined environment of the forehearth.