79th Conference on Glass Problems Schedule of Events

Sunday, November 4, 2018


6:00 p.m.GPC Advisory Board Dinner

Monday, November 5, 2018

12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Student Plant Tour to Anchor Hocking

SHORT COURSES (Additional Registration Required)

Columbus Hilton Downtown Hotel

Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operations

Monday, November 5, 2018 | 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: C. Philip Ross, President, Glass Industry Consulting International (GICI)

Description: The course is an introduction to the principles of commercial glass production employed in Batch & Furnace operations by US Glass producers. Raw Materials, Glass Technology & 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.


Monday, November 5, 2018 | 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Neil Simpson, Independent Consultant, Simpson Combustion and Energy Ltd.

Description: The course will review the basics of air fuel then oxy-fuel combustion and application in glass melting applications. Under-port, side-port, through-port regenerative and recuperative burners will be covered with a view to furnace optimization for energy and emissions. Finally oxy-fuel and advanced control will be discussed.

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.Student Meeting
5:00 – 11:00 p.m.Hospitality Suites

Tuesday, November 6, 2018



8:00 – 8:45 a.m.Exhibiting

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, GPC Conference Director, Executive Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

S. K. Sundaram, PhD, Program Director, Inamori Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Alfred University

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session: Plenary

Session Chairs: Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, MBA, GPC Conference Director, Executive Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and S. K. Sundaram, PhD, Program Director, Inamori Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Alfred University

9:00 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.         Mathieu Hubert, PhD, Senior Development Scientist, Corning Research and Development Corporation — Challenges and Progress in Understanding Glass Melting

9:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.       David Rue, Consultant — Cullet Supply Issues and Technologies

10:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.     J.W. McCamy, Senior Research Scientist, Vitro Architectural Glass — Modification of Glass Surface during Manufacturing for the 21st Century

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.Break and Exhibiting

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Technical Session: Plenary

Session Chairs: Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, MBA, Conference Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and S. K. Sundaram, PhD, Program Director, Inamori Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Alfred University

11:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.     Luke Kutilek, Research Engineer (Retired), PPG Architectural Glass — Flat Glass Manufacturing before Float – thru Archival Images of Glass Manufacturing

11:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.     James Nordmeyer, Vice President Global Sustainability, Owens-Illinois, Inc. — Towards the Path to De-Carbonization and Legislative Challenges

12:00 p.m. — 12:30 p.m.     Gerald Hunt, Flue Gas Treatment Specialist, Lhoist North America – Dry Sorbent Injection System Optimization and Cost Reduction Potential through Data Analysis

12:30 to 2:00 p.m.Lunch
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.Exhibiting

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.


Session Chairs: Jan Schep, Global Furnace Design Discipline Leader, Owens-Illinois, Inc., Uyi Iyoha, PhD, Business Development Manager, Praxair, Inc., and Michelle Korwin-Edson, PhD, Senior Scientist, Owens Corning

2:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.          Oscar Verheijen, Consultant, CelSian Glass & Solar BV — Glass Melt Quality Optimization by CFD Simulations in Practice

2:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.          Erik Muijsenberg, H. P. H, Vice President, Glass Service, Inc. — Model Predictive Control and Monitoring of the Batch Coverage and Shape and it Effects upon the Crown Temperature. Can this be Correlated to the Overall Glass Quality and Stability in a Glass Furnace?

3:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.          Mark D’Agostini, PhD, Senior Research Associate & Manager, Combustion Technology Development, Air Products and Chemicals — Optimization of Energy Efficiency, Glass Quality and NOx Emissions in Oxy-Fuel Glass Furnaces through Advanced Oxygen Staging

3:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.          Gaurav Kulkarni, Development Specialist, Combustion R&D, Praxair, Inc. — Staged, Oxy-Fuel Wide Flame Burner to Mitigate Refractory Port Fouling and Foaming in Glass Furnaces 

4:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.          Mark Bennett, Glass Sector Lead, AMETEK Land and Neil Simpson, Combustion and Energy, Ltd. — Industry 3.9 Thermal Imaging using the Near Infrared Borescope (NIR-B)

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.Exhibiting
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.Free Time
7:30 to 11:00 p.m.Hospitality Suites

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

8:00 to 9:00 a.m.Exhibiting

9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Technical Session: RefractorIES

Session Chairs: Laura Lowe, Sales Representative, HarbisonWalker International; Larry McCloskey, Consultant, Anchor Hocking

9:00 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.         Stefan Postrach, PhD, Head of Technical Marketing, RHI Magnesia REFMEX — INNOREG: Going Beyond of a Well-known Solution for Thermal Regenerators

9:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.       Emile Lopez, R&D Engineer, Manager of Customer Assistance Services in SGR Provence, SEFPRO — New Diagnosis Approach for Glass Furnace Post Mortem Analysis Supported by 3D Scan

10:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.     Bryn Snow, Manager, Applications Technology, Glass Industry, HarbisonWalker International — Digitally Mapping the Future of Glass Furnaces with Lasers

10:30 to 11:00 a.m.Exhibiting


11:00 A.M.–12:30 P.M.


Session Chairs: Adam Polcyn, PhD, Senior Research Manager, Vitro Architectural Glass, James Uhlik, Director of Technical Services, Toledo Engineering Co., Inc. and Kenneth Bratton, Manager of R&D, Bucher Emhart Glass

11:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.     Ruediger Niebel, Sales Manager USA, Middle and South America, Nikolas SORG GmbH & Co. KG — SORG 340S+ Forehearths – Improvements and Operational Data

11:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.     Wolf Kuhn, PhD, Senior Process & Development Expert, Fives Stein — Energy Recovery with a New Type of Tin Bath Cooler

12:00 p.m. — 12:30 p.m.

Vincenzo M. Sglavo, PhD, Professor, Materials Science & Technology, University of Trento — Chemical Strengthening of Silicate Glasses: Dangerous and Beneficial Impurities

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Exhibiting

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Technical Session: Environment

Session Chairs: Glenn Neff, Vice-President, Glass Services USA, Inc. and Phil Tucker, Senior Research Engineer, Johns Manville

2:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.          Frank Schuurmans, Furnace Engineer, Libbey Royal Leerdam & Dr. Stefan Laux,Director of the Application Equipment Group of Research & Development, Praxair — Operating Experience with the OPTIMELT™ Heat Recovery Technology on a Tableware Glass Furnace

2:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.          Vincent van Liebergen, Consultant, CFD Engineer, CelSian Glass & Solar B.V. — Continuously Measuring CO and O2 to Optimize the Combustion Process

3:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.          Kyle Billy, Simulation Engineer, RoboVent — Mitigation Options for Respirable Crystalline Silica: Engineering Controls vs. Personal Protection

3:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.          Stuart Hakes, Chief Executive, FIC UK, Ltd. — The Future of Glass Melting in a World Where Stringent Reductions of Carbon Dioxide and NOX, SOX Require 600 tpd All-Electric Furnaces and/or the Role of Super Boosting

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.GMIC Member Meeting
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.Exhibiting Breakdown

Thursday, November 8, 2018


8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.          GMIC SYMPOSIUM (Additional Registration Required)

Asset Durability and Cost Control for Glass Manufacturing Furnaces