F.I.C. (UK) Limited design and supply all-electric furnaces as well as boosting systems for a wide range of glass types and manufacturing processes including float, fibre, container, and borosilicate. In addition we offer a number of glass conditioning options such as our Isothermal unit for glass conditioning in the forehearth or distributor to eliminate top-to-bottom and side-to-middle temperature differences. This system will significantly improve thermal homogeneity in coloured glasses and high productivity forehearths in flint glass. We also offer heat extraction systems to extract heat out of the glass to aid glass conditioning and reduce gas consumption by the use of removable water-cooled bubblers. These tubes can be placed anywhere from the throat through to the back of the forehearth.
Within the range of electrode holders manufactured by FIC is our unique High ‘Q’ holder in which the cooling circuit is replaceable in under 10 minutes.
Our Maxi ‘Q’ holder is a weld-free type with no critical welds within the furnace refractory structure.
We can supply all-electric forehearths offering major energy savings as well as other glass conditioning options such as our Isothermal unit for glass conditioning in the forehearth or distributor to eliminate top-to-bottom and side-to-middle temperature differences.
Mr Stuart Hakes
Longrock Industrial Estate
Control systems, melting • Engineering/plant design services • Forehearth assemblies • Melting furnaces • Process control equipment