79th GPC GMIC Symposium

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Asset Durability and Cost Control for Glass Manufacturing Furnaces

A symposium organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council 

Hilton Columbus Downtown  |  Thursday, November 8, 2018  |  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Description: Glass manufacturing furnaces are typically the most valuable assets in a glass plant. In today’s world, we are faced with higher demands for furnaces to be more flexible and to yield superior glass quality, while operating at ever increasing cullet percentages and production pull rates. A high level of attention and maintenance is required to provide asset durability, control cost and an optimized lifetime without sacrificing glass quality and energy efficiency.

The Asset Durability and Cost Control for Glass Manufacturing Furnaces symposium is focused on the latest technologies in the market to support efforts to increase the campaign life of glass manufacturing furnaces, while controlling costs and maintaining glass quality. It provides a forum for the audience to gain technical knowledge and exchange experiences with each other to promote efficient, safe, reliable and sustainable operations.

Audience: Glass manufacturers, Glass equipment suppliers, Design Engineers, Engineering Service providers, refractory suppliers, and construction firms.

Objectives: The participants should come away from the symposium with knowledge of developments in furnace operations and maintenance techniques and technologies for glass manufacturing furnaces.

 

Program Committee:

  1. Jan Schep, Director of Corporate Engineering, Furnace Engineering & Design – O-I
  2. Steve Weiser, Total Systems Cost Community Leader – O-I
  3. Elmer Sperry, Vice President Engineering Research & Development – Libbey
  4. Keith Bagarus, Director Global Glass Automation – RoviSys
  5. Euan Evenson, Senior Development Associate – Praxair
  6. Shivakumar Kadur, Glass Melting & Furnace Technology Leader – Owens Corning
  7. Lance Lemings, Sr. Director of Operations – Gallo
  8. Chris Tournour, Sr. Melting Engineer, Thermal Processing Engineering – Corning
  9. Roberto Cabrera, Global Technology Director – Vitro Architectural Glass
  10. Glenn Asphlom, Project Manager – Johns Manville
  11. Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, MBA – Executive Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

 

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:

8:00 – 8:15         Welcome – Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and Jan Schep, O-I

8:15 – 10:40       SESSION I – OPERATIONS

                    Glenn Aspholm, Program Chair

8:15 – 8:40         Leak Emergencies – Procedures, Training and Equipment – Angus Crane, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, NAIMA

8:40 – 8:45         Q&A

8:45 – 9:10         Influence of Carry Over and Prevention (Case Study) – Oscar Verheijen, Consultant, CelSian Glass & Solar B.V.

9:10 – 9:15         Q&A

9:15 – 9:40         Furnace Operations (Pressure Control, Operational Stability, Operational Fundamentals) – Jeff Watts, Corporate Furnace Discipline Leader, O-I

9:40 – 9:45         Q&A

9:45 – 10:15       BREAK

10:15 – 10:40      Furnace Fill Procedures, Cullet, Sizing, Do’s and Don’ts– Demetrius Rankin, Glass Industry Manager, Hotwork or Jon Preneta, Sales Engineer, Hotwork

10:45 – 12:45       SESSION II – DESIGN

Jan Schep, Program Chair

10:45 – 11:10       Glass Containment Areas & Building Design Considerations (Utilities, etc.) – Chris Cheney, Civil/Structure Group Leader Corporate Engineering, O-I

11:10 – 11:15         Q&A

11:15 – 11:40         Major Versus Minor Repairs: A Case Study – Brian Naveken, Furnace Design Engineer, TECO

11:40 – 11:45         Q&A

11:45 – 12:45         LUNCH

12:45 – 1:10         Cooling Wind Systems for Glass Melters: Design, Maintenance and Humidification – Christian Wittmann, Director Construction and Utility Department, Horn Glass Industries AG

1:10 – 1:15         Q&A

1:15 – 3:00       SESSION III – MAINTENANCE

Elmer Sperry, Program Chair

1:15 – 1:40         Hot Repairs – Glass Contact – Case Study – Roger Weilaeker, President, Glass Design

1:45 – 1:45         Q&A

1:45 – 2:10         Hot Repairs – Melter/Regenerator Superstructure – Don Shamp, President, Fuestech

2:10 – 2:15         Q&A

2:15 – 2:40         Furnace Life Extension Techniques (O2 Boost, Life Extension, Pull Reduction – Neil Simpson, Consultant

2:40 – 2:45         Q&A

2:45– 3:00         BREAK

3:00 – 5:00       SESSION IV – FURNACE INSPECTION

Chris Tournour, Program Chair

3:00 – 3:25         Furnace Condition Rating Systems: Scorecard, Watch List – Jan Schep, Director of Corporate Engineering, Furnace Engineering & Design, O-I

3:25 – 3:30         Q&A

3:30 – 4:10         Scheduled Furnace Hot Inspections/Endoscopes/with Heat Ups/When Do You Start? – Ruediger Nebel, Electric Melting Bei, Nikolas SORG GmbH & Co. KG

4:10 – 4:15         Q&A

4:15 – 4:40         Annual Inspection Procedure – Jon Wechsel, Furnace Engineer, Libbey

4:40 – 4:45         Q&A

4:45 – 5:00       CONCLUDING REMARKS

Jan Schep, O-I

5:00       SYMPOSIUM ENDS