A family business since 1937

Geeve Ovenbouw B.V. is an installation and construction company specialized in, among other things, the construction of glass furnaces. The company is located at Dienstenstraat 17 in Rhoon, The Netherlands.

The company was founded before 1937, but unfortunately it is not clear in which year exactly. The founder of the company H. (Henk) Geeve died in 1938, after which his two children W.G. (Wim) and G.W. (Gerrit) Geeve took over.

G.W. (Gerrit) Geeve died in 1965 and W.G. (Wim) Geeve retired in 1988 after working for 50 years! for the company. H. (Henk) Geeve, the eldest son of G.W. (Gerrit) Geeve took over the company at the end of 1988.

In September 1997, G.W. (Gerrit) Geeve, the eldest son of H. (Henk) Geeve took over the business. In 2000 he founded Geeve Bouw and Geeve Ovenbouw.

Geeve Bouw ended its activities at the end of 2015. Today only Geeve Ovenbouw still exists. Geeve Ovenbouw is a construction company for all types of civil and refractory works.

We work for the industrial glass industry: packaging glass, table glass, fiberglass, glass wool, etc. We also work on Anode Baking Furnaces for the aluminum industry.

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Industrial Furnace Construction

Industrial Furnace Construction

Geeve Ovenbouw is active in Furnace construction for the glass and anode industry. For demolition work, major and minor repairs/revisions, you can inquire at Geeve. We take care of the entire package of demolition, sorting, disposal and new construction, including the Furnace steel constructions and the (machine) platforms, chutes and stairs.

A sister company of Geeve Ovenbouw is engaged for civil engineering works such as construction, concrete works, etc. In this way we can completely unburden you, from drilling, emptying, demolishing, building, heating and filling the Furnace until we hand over the Furnace to you at the agreed temperature and you can start production again.

In the glass industry Geeve Ovenbouw works for the;

  • Packaging glass industry, bottles and pots.
  • Table glass industry, glasses.
  • Fiberglass industry.
  • Insulation glass industries, glass wool.

We carry out work in the Netherlands and abroad for clients such as O-I Manufacturing, Libbey Glass, Ardagh Glass, Isover Saint Gobain, Nippon Electric Glass, etc.

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Endoscopic Survey

Endoscopic Survey

The endoscopy method at high temperature is the most convenient and efficient solution for regular preventive controls as well as for inspecting an eventual damage to the refractory lining or the internal components of a Glass Furnace like: Crown, Regenerators, Meltertank, Doghouse, Walls, etc Our equipment is easy to handle, we only need a water and air connection for the endoscope.

Immediatly after the endoscopy, we share and discuss the images with the customer on site. You will receive a digital photo report in PDF fromat at a later moment.

Endoscopic inspections can be carried out in all kinds of Glass Furnaces.

Hot Work Repairs

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Hot Work Repairs

In production companies, the continuity of the process is the lifebloa of the company, which is why it is of great importance that the process must be optimally controlled. Industrial furnaces produce 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. When a repair has to be carried out on or to the furnace, this is of course carried out as much as possible without disrupting the production process.

The most common furnace repairs are in the glass furnace industry are:

  • Change burner blocks
  • Cleaning burners.
  • Clean and seal holes in crowns, with concrete or hanging stones.
  • Close holes in superstructure.

For the Anode Baking Oven industry these are:

  • Production-readiness of chambers/flue wall / casettes.
  • Airtighting of flue walls to ensure complete combustion.
  • Close connections between different parts of refractory to prevent that filler enters the dillations so that they are no longer functional.
  • Replacement of floor tiles.

Overcoating Work

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Overcoating Work

Overcoating, also known as ‘Klampen’ in Dutch, is also carried out in industrial glass Furnace construction. A glass Furnace shows the most wear at the points where the liquid hot glass flows, such as the corners of the Doghouse (where the Furnace is filled with batch), the metall (glass) line (top of the glass level in the melter zone), the Throat (where the glass passes through the law of gravity flows from the melter into the refiner).

Overcoating a Furnace means, a new layer of refractory material in the form of plates/stones/tiles is applied to the outside. To do this, the steel anchoring must be removed, in a Furnace that is still full of glass, it is therefore done part by part to prevent further damage from occurring.

If the wear is so bad that it is not safe and there is a risk of a glass break through, the liquid glass is removed out of the Furnace (draining) before loosening the anchors. This drill- and draining service is also performed by Geeve Ovenbouw. The Furnace often remains at the right temperature because cooling down often causes even more damage to the refractory material.

At the projects on this website you can view photo albums in which the overcoating is carried out.