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Digital Furnace Management (DFM)

Reliably make more glass with your furnace.

What if we told you, it is possible to pull more glass and spend less money than you did last year?

Digital Furnace Management (DFM) is PaneraTech’s digital asset management program for glass melting furnaces built on the threefold support of technology, data and expertise. Using the best technologies available in the glass industry, we digitally transform your furnaces for data-driven health monitoring and management. Then, we provide the right data at the right time to make the best decisions about furnace operations, all under the supervision of an experienced Asset Manager. The result is higher production with lower costs.

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Digital Furnace Management

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Knowledge that never retires away!

DFM recommendations are based on the entire record of data for each furnace. Our team creates a central corporate digital record for all refractory health data that can be accessed at any time from the plant or corporate office. You no longer have to rely on human memory experience. Digital Furnace Management (DFM) integrates all furnace data to predict failures and reduce maintenance costs.

We will do the work. You get to watch your factories transform into a fine-tuned digital portfolio.

Digital Furnace Management (DFM) detects glass penetration 1-3 years before there are visual or thermal indications.

Early detection of issues is critical to the life of a furnace campaign. By the time most audit methods detect glass, it is too late to make a meaningful impact on the furnace life. We help you create a proactive schedule of advanced audit and inspection services so that you can make adjustments to slow refractory wear before it has cut years from the asset’s production potential.

PaneraTech’s technology has been recommended by insurers.

Our cutting-edge radar technology for refractory monitoring became an industry standard for glass manufacturers less than 3 years after its release. FM Global, the largest insurer, includes the use of our patented sensors in its list of minimum activities recommended for an asset integrity program.

Our customers have increased their furnace campaign more than 1 year with timely overcoating.

When you know the exact condition of your refractory, block by block, there is no need to overcoat prematurely. By delaying application until it is necessary, you can add a year or longer to the campaign. Libbey Glass increased the campaign life on their Shreveport furnace by 25% using PaneraTech technology.