Thai Malaya Glass puts SB4 plant into operation
11.01.2018On October 6th 2017, company Thai Malaya Glass very successfully commissioned the furnace SB4 in Saraburi in due time. The construction of the plant happened according to the schedule, commissioning and production start run smoothly. The SB4 furnace represents a highly modern aggregate in all areas, which is exemplary regarding efficiency and energy consumption.
Sorg Group’s subsidiary NIKOLAUS SORG GMBH & CO.KG delivered the melting furnace as well as the forehearths, EME GmbH delivered the batch house and the fully automatic cullet return.
The melting end is an end-fired furnace equipped with Sorg® Deep Refiner® and melting booster, which is designed for a melting capacity of 300 tpd white and amber glass for containers. The possibility of a performance increase up to 350 tpd is provided. The melting end is heated with natural gas.
Batch charging is done with the newest EME-NEND®-S3 charger via IRD® doghouse.
Furthermore, the plant is equipped with a Sorg STW distributor and five Sorg® 340S® forehearths.
The batch house delivered by EME is a tower system, designed for highest flexibility in production of various glass colors (various formulas) for two furnaces and with a total performance of 700 tpd. It provides not only the SB4 plant but also the SB5 furnace, which is going to be commissioned mid-2018.
Besides the conventional metal detectors, also a fully automatic all-metal-elimination by means of an eddy current system is integrated into cullet charging. Thus it is possible to improve the quality of the charged cullet and therefore increase the lifetime of the furnaces. Additionally, the plant is provided with two blenders, with a capacity of 1875 liters each, as well as a fully automatic pre-mix system.
Beside the batch plant EME has also delivered a fully automatic cullet return system for both SB4 and SB5.
Furnace and batch house are each controlled by a highly available S7-400. In a joint SCADA system it is possible to operate the complete process from every operating computer – from raw material delivery, batch production and glass melt to glass conditioning and factory cullet return. By using web servers, the customer has the opportunity to use any computers as independent clients – even mobile devices are applicable. A firewall offers a VPN access for service purposes and provides a data interface to high-level customer systems.
We thank Thai Malaya Glass for the trust they have invested in the SORG Group and wish them continued success with their projects.