Air Products Foundation donates up to $15,000 to the Ceramic & Glass Industry Foundation
LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., October 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Air Products (NYSE: APD) will highlight the company’s integrated systems for highly efficient, sustainable glass melting, including the latest innovations in its Cleanfire® MRx™ technology platform, at the 83rdapprox Conference on glass problems in Columbus, Ohioout 31 October to 3 November.
Air Products’ proprietary Cleanfire HRx Burner technology enables glass manufacturers to achieve higher fuel efficiency, lower nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions and less foam for higher quality glass production and is now equipped to handle hydrogen blended fuels for a lower carbon footprint. The suite of industry-leading combustion technologies currently includes an economical on-board oxygen system for full oxy-fuel melting and a novel Synchronized Boost system for side-port air-fired furnaces. Like many of the company’s next-generation technologies, HRx The burner platform uses Air Products’ SMART technology to monitor and control key process parameters. This remote monitoring technology helps glassmakers optimize and maintain burner performance and improve their overall operations.
Air Products will host a combined exhibition/hospitality event Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET31 Oct and from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 1 in the Bellows F Suite at the Columbus Hilton Downtown, where industry specialists will be available to discuss the challenges glass manufacturers face in their day-to-day operations. For every visitor to their suite, the Air Products Foundation makes a donation $100 (up to a total of $15,000) to the Ceramic & Glass Industry Foundation to foster innovation for the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals.
Additionally, Michael J GallagherPh.D., Chief Engineer of Air Products, Combustion Glass Applications, and Roger A DewingAir Products Executive Director of Technology, will host a technical presentation entitled “Generation, Distribution and Supply of Blue and Green Hydrogen for the Glass Industry and the Potential Impact of Mixing Hydrogen Fuel in Glass Furnaces.” 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday2.11.
Air Products has been supplying oxy-fuel technology to the glass industry since the mid-1970’s. The company’s integrated solutions help glass manufacturers increase glass production, reduce fuel consumption, improve glass quality and reduce emissions. Air Products also operates a state-of-the-art Advanced Clean Energy Laboratory that facilitates the development and extensive testing of actual combustion systems using customers’ full spectrum of gaseous, liquid and solid fuels. located in Allentown, Pa.The Clean Energy Laboratory enables real-time remote monitoring of combustion tests from locations around the world.
For more information on Air Products’ full offering for the glass industry, including gas supply, combustion systems, technology support, safety training programs or consulting services, call 1-800-654-4567 or visit www.airproducts.com/glass.
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Air Products (NYSE:APD) is a world leader in industrial gases, operating for over 80 years. The company is focused on serving energy, environmental and emerging markets, providing customers in dozens of industries including refining, chemical, metals, electronics, manufacturing and food and beverage, key industrial gases, related equipment and application expertise. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of LNG process technology and equipment. The Company designs, engineers, builds, owns and operates some of the world’s largest industrial gas projects, including: gasification projects that sustainably convert abundant natural resources into syngas for the production of high quality power, fuels and chemicals; carbon capture projects; and global low-carbon and zero-carbon hydrogen projects to support global transportation and energy transition.
In the 2021 fiscal year, the company generated sales of $10.3 billion from operations in over 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of approx $55 billion. More than 20,000 passionate, talented and dedicated employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ overarching goal of creating innovative solutions that benefit the environment, improve sustainability and address the challenges faced by customers, communities and the world . For more information, visit www.airproducts.com or follow us on LinkedIn, TwitterFacebook or Instagram.
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