Marketplace

  • Jacopa Water
    Jacopa

    Bosker does the Business at Walton-on-Thames WWT

    Water industry solutions experts Jacopa have provided a robust and highly-effective Bosker trash rake system to protect the vital pumps abstracting water from the river Thames for Thames Water's Walton-on-Thames water treatment works.

  • Super Soco Air Quality
    Super Soco

    Affordable electric motorbike launches in UK to revitalise urban mobility

    A new zero-emission, crowd funded electric motorbike has officially launched in the UK and aims to reinvent British urban mobility.

  • HWM Water
    HWM

    Water pressure management project saves Severn Trent 5 Ml/d

    Multi-utility monitoring and telemetry specialist HWM has helped Severn Trent (ST) make significant water savings through a pressure management programme. Since April 2015, ST has installed 200 of HWM's Pegasus+ pressure controllers, saving 5 Ml/d in the process.

  • SEAL Analytical Laboratory, Monitoring & Analytical
    SEAL Analytical

    Ocean-going lab ... the real test of a nutrient analyser

    The UK's National Oceanography Centre (NOC) undertakes integrated ocean research and technology development from the coast to the deep ocean. As such, the NOC has a heavy requirement for seawater analysis. However, in addition to analytical work at the NOC's facilities in Southampton and Liverpool, the organisation's researchers also need to be able to analyse samples on board a variety of research vessels.

v ecohouse button

baxi button web

web mossborough spud field copy

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 14:46

Glass factory in Goole invests £4 million in waste heat recovery

Guardian Industries' Glass Group has invested more than £4 million into a customised Waste Heat Recovery System at its glass manufacturing plant in Goole, east Yorkshire.

guardian glass waste heatThe new system will provide half the electrical energy needed to operate Guardian's full float line, which in turn will reduce its dependency on the grid and effectively reduce its CO2 emissions by some 6,000 tons per year. In terms of environmental impact, that's the equivalent of taking nearly 2,200 cars off the road.

Float glass manufacturing requires a large amount of energy. Running a furnace at about 1,600ºC around the clock, seven days a week, 365 days a year, consumes a lot of natural resources. The nature of the float glass process means that heat inevitably escapes the furnace.

Guardian's new Waste Heat Recovery System uses a complex method of capturing waste heat from the furnace without disrupting the delicate convection currents, which continually flow inside the furnace as the batch material is turned to molten glass.

This system represents a new approach both for Guardian and they believe for the glass industry as a whole.

Pablo Isasmendi, Plant Manager for Guardian Industries UK, said: "We constantly look for new ways to innovate and improve the float glass process and this demonstrates to the entire industry that there's a viable way to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions from the float glass manufacturing process."

LINK
Guardian Industries