DISMATEC offer a Turnkey supply for all types of existing glass melting furnace rebuild projects, either total or partial, including for any replacement or re-furbished process equipment or plant.
We can supply a full package of refractory materials, steelwork, pipework, ductwork and electrical items for the furnace, distributor and forehearths, together with plant and equipment, in total or part, meeting the designer’s specifications and sourced from reputable suppliers.
DISMATEC offer a complete service from project commencement to hand-over, including;
Glass Furnace Tap and Drain
DISMATEC supply the specialist service of furnace tap and drain, using a specialist sub-contractor having extensive experience in this field together with holding the specialist equipment to carry out the task.
Glass Furnace Controlled Cool-Down
On occasions an existing furnace may not be scheduled to be totally rebuilt and parts of the original structure may require to be saved for a further furnace campaign life. If this is the case, then specialist combustion equipment will be required to reduce the furnace temperature on a gradual and controlled basis.
DISMATEC supply the specialist service of furnace cool-down, using a specialist sub-contractor having extensive experience in this field together and holding the specialist equipment to carry out the task.
We endorse this service by introducing a team of our experienced refractory and steelwork personnel to work with the furnace cool-down specialist sub-contractor. This enables any refractory or steelwork problem that may be experienced to be attended to immediately, during the furnace cool-down period.
Glass Furnace Refractory Structure and Associated Equipment Dismantling
The dismantling of the furnace structure including for;
is a specialist task, requiring the expertise and knowledge to plan and execute the sequence of dismantling, to ensure total safe working conditions, throughout this section of the scope of work programme.
DISMATEC are experienced in this field and supply a full controlled dismantling service to satisfy a total requirement, including experienced engineers to oversee the works, supervision, workforce personnel and specialist tackle and equipment.
Where possible, robotic dismantling plant and equipment is used, giving benefits over conventional systems, including;
Controlled dismantling by remote operation
Compact plant allowing for safe access and dismantling in confined spaces
Remote operation of the plant, eliminating possible injury to operators
Reduced operator fatigue
Possible shorter work programmes
Waste Materials Management and Disposal
The dismantling of furnaces generates an amount of waste products, some being inert and others being hazardous of different grades.
In order to satisfy all legislation and environmental criteria, it important that the types of waste are identified at an early stage in the project and if possible prior to commencement of site work.
DISMATEC supply a total waste management and disposal service, including for the identification and removal from site of all waste materials, with some being re-cycled and other taken to land-fill or specialist waste disposal sites.
We work closely with the customer, local authorities, registered and certified waste disposal sub-contractors in order to satisfy all waste materials disposal criteria and legal obligations.
DISMATEC provide a full glass plant Engineering package including;
Working with engineering drawings provided by the customer and developing these from the customer’s information, schemes and outline drawings to form a bill of materials for the scope of work.
Procurement of materials, plant and equipment
Expediting orders placed
Providing ‘as-built’ drawings, information and bill of materials
DISMATEC recognise that a key service to the success of any project is good project management; in turn this ensures that a project is executed smoothly and to the full satisfaction of the customer.
We integrate project management into all our services and also provide project management as a stand-alone service.
Our key objectives are to manage projects to achieve optimum quality standards, meet or better a programme schedule and complete within budget.
DISMATEC believe, that in order to meet target dates and commercial levels set prior to commencement of a project, it is essential to have a high status of contract management.
We have in-depth knowledge of glass melting furnace design, associated equipment and materials supply, construction and commissioning, which allows us to offer a full contract management service for any size of project.
Our contract management service includes for the preparation and evaluation of tender documentation, negotiation with nominated suppliers, order placement, expediting all supply in order to achieve given delivery dates, materials and equipment inspection, overseeing all site works and general management of the contract.
Health and Safety Management
DISMATEC supply health & safety management services with a key aim to maintain the highest standard of health & safety throughout the execution of a project, by ensuring that standards and regulations are both understood and met.
We adopt a working practice of managing the health & safety requirements of a project from the design stage, through the construction and commissioning phases to completion under the current United Kingdom, Construction (Design and Management) Regulations.
Our health & safety managers are fully conversant with the current regulations and legislation applicable to any type of contract and have the practicable awareness to allow them to be pro-active towards contract and site conditions.
DISMATEC supply the facility of site health & safety audits, during the construction and commissioning phases of a project, conducted by qualified health & safety engineers. The health & safety audit helps to achieve the correct and highest standards of health & safety on the construction site, minimising the risk of injury to personnel.
Construction and Installation
It is essential to have optimum communication levels and co-ordination of site workforce personnel of different disciplines, in order to maintain good working practices, high levels of health & safety and minimum areas of conflict, throughout the programme of works being carried out.
DISMATEC supply the service of site management, provided by experienced and qualified site managers helping to achieve the highest standards of workmanship, throughout the site work programme period.
Our site manager will liaise with the supervisors and staff of the total site workforce, together with the DISMATEC contract and project management personnel, on daily basis.
Site Supervision and Workforce
A major factor towards the success of any installation is experienced construction and installation personnel who are knowledgeable in the fields of materials, installation methods and techniques, for all aspects of glass melting furnace construction and installation of plant and equipment.
DISMATEC supply site supervision and workforce personnel of all Construction and Installation disciplines, having the necessary skills to satisfy the requirements of supplying a high quality product, including, Refractory InstallationSteelwork ErectionDuctwork InstallationPipework InstallationElectrical InstallationFurnace Pre-heat
We also supply site supervision on a stand- alone basis, to supervise experienced local labour supplied by the customer, if required to do so.
DISMATEC have experience of working with local labour or being totally “self- sufficient” for furnace construction, equipment and plant installation work and are willing to provide the numbers of personnel to suit the customer’s requirements.
Materials, Plant and Equipment Supply
We believe that it is essential that the correct grade of refractory materials are supplied for areas of the furnace refractory structure and likewise the correct steelwork, ductwork, pipework and electrical cabling, etc., together with the selection of plant and equipment fit for purpose.
DISMATEC supply the following to given standards and specifications;
Electrical systems and cabling
Plant and Equipment
Glass Furnace Pre-Heat
DISMATEC supply the specialist service of furnace pre-heat, using a specialist sub-contractor having extensive experience in this field together and holding the specialist equipment to carry out the task.
We endorse this service by introducing a team of our experienced refractory and steelwork personnel to work with the furnace pre-heat specialist sub-contractor. This allows any refractory or steelwork problem that may be experienced, during the furnace pre-heat period, to be attended to immediately.