Head of Energy and Environmental Technologies Dept.
UAS Messtechnik GmbH, DE



Florian Stadler studied Environmental Engineering at Technical University of Applied Sciences Amberg. After graduating in 2010, he joined UAS Messtechnik as project engineer. Since 21012 Stadler serves as project manager and head of department for energy and environmental technologies at UAS. Stadler engineered different systems to increase efficiency of combustion processes and lower emissions by re-utilizing waste heat or enhanced optimized measurement and control methods. Over the last years, he was involved in different public founded R&D projects in cooperation with universities and research institutes for the development of e.g. preheating systems to heat up gas and oxygen at oxyfuel fired furnaces, micro-steam turbine systems or high temperature heat transfer loops. Florian Stadler is certified project manager and, in this position, he is/was responsible for several projects in the glass industry for combustion systems and utilities for endport-, crossfired- recuperative- and oxyfuel-fired furnaces, also for feeder- and forehearth- combustion, NOx- and energy reduction systems.

​Presentation ​

Emission Reduction by Optimized Combustion and Advanced Control Technology

​​​​Increasing governmental restrictions and direct taxation for emissions pave the way to a sustainable future for next generations but represent a great challenge to all kind of energy intensive industries, like the glass industry. Since early 2000s, UAS was focussed on these topics and engineered and modified their combustion and automation systems to provide cost and energy efficient solutions Made in Germany. The interaction between well-engineered recording of process specific and relevant parameters with an advanced and adaptive control system enables an optimized combustion process for furnace and feeder / forehearth. Supported by additional primary and secondary solutions like oxygen enrichment, utilization of waste heat or NOx-reduction by selective catalytic reduction (SCR), clear energy savings and emissions reductions can be achieved. UAS will present examples of optimized combustion solutions for different kind of furnaces and products and identify possible benefits regarding energy, emission reduction and process stabilization. Furthermore, the audition will get a rough overview about state-of-the-art technologies to increase competitiveness by decreasing costs for fuel and emissions for new or already operating furnaces. Additionally, a summary of latest developments and pilot installations will give a perspective view to upcoming technologies and solutions for the future glass melting process.