PROVEN ROLLER STABILITY IN ADVANCED TEMPERING PROCESS
Long performance should be discussed based on stability of the furnace compounds over the expected periods of service. Changes in rollers physical and chemical characteristics have been demonstrated through viscoplastic analysis and high temperature mechanical environment to create the more stable conditions for driving the glass for maximum control of the tempering in different glass configuration. Association of mechanical driving systems and ceramic stability through the furnace service are conducting to the roll dynamic rigidity while absorbing required operational changes generated by today market demand. Weibull analysis, mechanical torque and viscoelasticity of the roll function have been investigated in real field conditions over a year.
- Short Bio:R&D group leader for Vesuvius Glass and Industrial Technologies and located in Feignies, France. Jean Denis Nicolas is graduated from the ENCSI Limoges ceramic school. He completed his study with a PhD degree from the Laboratory of Materials and Processes, in Maubeuge, France. Jean-Denis developed his understanding on material surface reactivity with a particular involvement on glass-ceramic interaction.
- 29/06/2017, 15:45 GPD Finland 2017