Batch3: Integrated Concept
The batch preheater is an integral part of the Batch3 concept, with the EME-NEND® (No Emission No Dust) batch charger and special IRD® doghouse (Increased Radiation Doghouse). Made possible by the unique combination of our batch and melting know-how, the Batch3 concept offers reduced energy consumption and dusting, less induced air and an optimal batch distribution in the furnace, resulting in better glass quality. The IRD® design is much wider and has a much higher superstructure than a conventional doghouse. Heat loss is lower, while the larger furnace opening allows more radiation into the doghouse. This ensures that the surface material is glazed before entering the melter, with considerably less dust and carryover.