77th GPC Short Courses


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Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operations 

Monday, November 7, 2016 | 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Instructor: C. Philip Ross, President, Glass Industry Consulting International (GICI)

The course is an introduction to the principles of commercial glass production employed in batch and furnace operations by US glass producers. Raw materials, glass technology and properties, melting furnaces, and environmental issues will all be touched upon. Suggested attendees could be vendors or newer individuals to glass manufacturing seeking an introduction to the issues faced in glass production.

Energy Savings at Glass Furnaces

Monday, November 7, 2016 | 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Instructor: Oscar Verheijen, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, CelSian Glass & Solar B.V.

The short course provides an overview of tools to identify and quantify the energy savings potential of glass furnaces. These tools include various simulation tools, dedicated industrial measurements and special sensors. The course will be based on a series of industrial examples.

Glass Defects

Monday, November 7, 2016 | 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Part 1: Bubble Analysis: Instructor: Filip Janos, Glass Service USA, Inc.

Part 2: Solid Defects Analysis: Instructor: Martina Jezikova, Glass Service USA, Inc.

This short course addresses many aspects regarding the detection and analyses of glass defects and the sources and mechanisms of glass fault formation.  Additionally, the short course will review the possible source of these defects in general glass production facilities with special attention regarding float, container, fiber, tableware, and other glasses.

Audience: The short course is meant for entrants in the glass industry, including glass technologists and scientists, suppliers, or as extra education for even experienced engineers in the glass industry.  The objective is to receive a better understanding of glass production defect identification and their possible causes.

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