Air Products to Showcase Latest Innovations in Oxy-fuel Technology at the 83rd Glass Problems Conference

The Air Products Foundation will contribute up to $15,000 at the Foundation for the Ceramics and Glass Industry

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., October 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Air Products (NYSE:APD) will showcase the company’s integrated systems for sustainable high-yield glass melting, including the latest innovations from its Cleanfire® HOURX™ technology wharf, at 83rd Conference on glass problems in Columbus, Ohioof October 31 to November 3.

Air Products Exclusive Cleanfire HRX burner technology allows glass manufacturers for better fuel efficiency, less nitrogen oxides (NOX) and reduced foam for higher quality glass production, and is now equipped to handle hydrogen-based fuels for a reduced carbon footprint. The industry-leading suite of combustion technologies currently includes a cost-effective integrated oxygen supply system for full oxy-fuel melting, and a new Synchronized Boost system for side-port air furnaces. Like many of the company’s next-gen technologies, the HR departmentX The burner platform uses Air Products’ SMART technology to monitor and control key process parameters. This remote monitoring technology allows glass manufacturers to optimize and maintain burner performance and improve overall operation.

Air Products will host a combined exhibit/welcome event of the 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET MondayOctober 31 and from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on Tuesdays, Nov. 1 in the Bellows F Suite at the Columbus Hilton Downtown, where industry experts will be available to discuss the challenges glass fabricators face in their day-to-day operations. For each visitor to their suite, the Air Products Foundation will donate $100 (up to a total of $15,000) to the Ceramic & Glass Industry Foundation to help foster innovation by the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals.

In addition, Michael J. GallagherPh.D., Air Products Senior Engineer, Combustion Glass Applications, and Roger A. DewingChief Technology Officer of Air Products, will deliver a technical presentation entitled “Production, Distribution and Supply of Blue and Green Hydrogen for the Glass Industry and the Potential Impact of Hydrogen Blending in Glass Furnaces”, at 3 p.m. ET WednesdayNovember 2.

Air Products has provided oxy-fuel technology to the glass industry since the mid-1970s. The company’s integrated solutions help glass manufacturers increase glass production, reduce fuel consumption, improve quality glass and reduce emissions. Air Products also operates an advanced, state-of-the-art Clean Energy Laboratory that facilitates the development and large-scale testing of real-world combustion systems using a full range of customer gaseous, liquid and solid fuels. Situated in Allentown, Pennsylvania.the Clean Energy Laboratory enables remote monitoring of real-time combustion tests from sites around the world.

For more information on Air Products’ full range of offerings for the glass industry, including gas supply, combustion systems, technology support, safety training programs or counseling services, call 1-800-654-4567 or visit

About Air Products
Air Products (NYSE:ODA) is a global leader in industrial gases that has been in business for over 80 years. Focused on serving energy, environment and emerging markets, the company provides critical industrial gases, related equipment and application expertise to customers in dozens of industries, including refining, chemical , metals, electronics, manufacturing, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world’s leading supplier of liquefied natural gas processing technology and equipment. The Company develops, designs, constructs, owns and operates some of the largest industrial gas projects in the world, including: gasification projects that sustainably convert abundant natural resources into syngas for the generation of electricity, high-value fuels and chemicals; carbon capture projects; and low- and zero-carbon hydrogen projects globally supporting global transportation and energy transition.

During the 2021 financial year, the Company achieved a turnover of $10.3 billion operations in over 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of approximately $55 billion. More than 20,000 passionate, talented, and committed employees from diverse backgrounds are driven by Air Products’ overarching goal of creating innovative solutions that benefit the environment, improve sustainability, and solve customer challenges, communities and the world. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook Where instagram.

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