A reliable supply of industrial gases plays a vital role in producing high quality flat glass. The most common are hydrogen and nitrogen for the tin bath and oxygen in case of oxy-fired furnaces. Currently, these gases are mainly supplied by electrolysis or road transportation of compressed or liquefied gas.
HyGear offers a package of on-site gas production technologies that make transportation of gases obsolete. Decentralised gas production is a safer, more reliable and cost attractive alternative to conventional gas supply methods.
HyGear offers small-scale hydrogen generators (Hy.GEN) based on steam reforming. The highly energy efficient Hy.GEN system can be installed at the customer’s site, and offers a safer, more reliable and cost attractive alternative to conventional hydrogen supply. The Hy.GEN also lowers the environmental impact. Read more
Nitrogen is an inert gas, essential for the production of float glass. HyGear offers reliable on-site nitrogen generators tailored for the glass industry. Read more
In several glass production processes, oxygen is needed. HyGear supplies cost attractive oxygen generators. The O.GEN systems can be installed on-site. Read more
Mixed Gas recovery
The Hy.RECmix is developed to recover the gas mixtures from the tin bath in float glass production. By feeding the polluted gas mixture into HyGear’s Gas Recovery System, a significant fraction of the hydrogen and nitrogen can be recovered and reused as a new reductive gas mixture. Read more
Total Gas supply
A reductive gas mixture of hydrogen and nitrogen is needed over the tin bath in the float glass production process to prevent the glass from oxidation. HyGear offers its products as stand-alone systems or as part of an integrated package of solutions, including the entire gas mixing and delivering system.