Emisshield Inc. inducted into Space Foundation Hall of Fame
Coating materials specialist Emisshield Inc. produces heat-protective/high emissivity coatings created originally for use in spaceflight, now sold worldwide for applications in the glass industry.
The company’s technology has been applied to furnace linings in over 150 glass plants.
During the Space Foundation’s 36th Space Symposium held in August in Colorado, USA, Emisshield Inc.’s President, Dr. John Olver, was inducted into the Space Foundation Hall of Fame for contributions to worldwide technology derived from space technology.
Helping glass manufacturers to increase energy efficiency, reduce downtime and increase overall production, Emisshield works by re-radiating escaping heat that would have been absorbed and transferred to the exterior side of the wall back into the process gases or furnace.
That heat is channelled back into the production.
Given typical refractory flue design, often the only thing that can be changed is the emissivity of the checker itself. By doing this, the amount of heat absorbed, and the amount of heat released from the checkers and simultaneously from each recuperator can be significantly improved.
In addition to coating crowns and upper sidewalls, Emisshield’s technology is now available for coating regenerator checkers to improve the heat usage and reduce fuel consumption in checker packs.
Image: Emisshield Inc.’s space technology helps to improve glass furnace operational efficiency.