Heat recycling system installation success
Ardagh’s glass container production facility in Wahlstedt, Germany features the latest batch preheater technology, helping the plant’s energy consumption to be reduced by up to 20%.
The preheater allows for waste heat from the melting process to recirculate and preheat a mix of raw materials and cullet to approximately 280°C, which is then fed into the furnace for melting.
An E-filter cleanses emissions as they pass through.
“Ardagh continues to focus on sustainability and energy efficiency and this technology allows our facilities to achieve real energy reductions, as well as cutting carbon emissions by up to 4000 tonnes per annum” said John Sadlier, Ardagh’s Chief Sustainability Officer.
Today, Ardagh operates seven batch preheaters across its glass production facilities in Germany and the Netherlands.