The museum is home to the world's first regenerative furnace
- which radically improved glassmaking because it allowed production 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Dry distillation gas is divided into three parts: one part is send to regenerative furnace
for heating, as cycle coal gas of the retort furnace; another part is as the fuel of regenerative furnace
; and the rest supplies for gas boiler.
With the funding, Ryobi plans to replace its oldest cold air burner furnace with a larger regenerative furnace
, which will reduce natural gas usage by 79,000 Btu, providing a cost savings of $600,000 per year.
A fully automatic Batch Plant feeds one Heavy oil fired, end-fired regenerative furnace
to melt soda lime flint and green glass.
The plant is fitted with Cross-Fired Regenerative Furnaces
, and Rockware says the council "erred in law" when it accepted they were BAT-compliant.
The direct reduction process deploys a range of equipment, including pot furnaces, reverberatory furnaces, regenerative furnaces
, shaft furnaces, retort furnaces, stationary or rotary kilns, etc.