Upgrade the batch plant to feed the world’s largest container glass furnace.
EME successfully upgraded the batch plant at Encirc in Elton to feed the increased capacity of the new 900 tonnes per day furnace. After performing an audit on site to define the needs of our customer, we then identified the opportunities to improve the cycle time and determined the new equipment that was critical for the upgrade. The batch plant was modernised with the installation of this critical equipment and by modifying the control system to reduce the cycle time in order to guarantee the increased feed to the new furnace. Another challenge that was overcome was feeding batch to the second furnace continuously during the batch plant upgrade. In addition EME extended the cullet return system and now twelve EME scrapers in total are in operation at the Elton facility.