80th Conference on Glass Problems Schedule of Events

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Sunday, October 27, 2019

6:00 p.m.GPC Advisory Board dinner

Monday, October 28, 2019

Noon – 4:30 p.m.Student plant tour – Owens Corning Newark

SHORT COURSES

COLUMBUS HILTON DOWNTOWN HOTEL

Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operations

Monday, October 28, 2019 | Noon – 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 U.S. glass producers. Raw materials, glass technology and properties, melting furnaces, and environmental issues will all be touched upon. Suggested attendees could be vendors or individuals new to glass manufacturing seeking an introduction to the issues faced in glass production.

Refractories

Monday, October 28, 2019 | Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michael Gaubil, director of Refractory Solutions Engineering, SEFPRO

This training session will focus on process and product (both fused cast and sintered) for soda lime glass furnace (containers and flat glass). After presenting the main process characteristics, Gaubil will describe product family, properties, and their application inside glass furnaces. He will also discuss the challenges for regenerators and refractory material in terms of thermal performances and corrosion.

The training session is divided into three parts:

  • Fused cast process and product for soda lime application
  • Sintered process and product for soda lime application
  • Refractory solution for glass furnace regenerators
Noon – 5:00 p.m.EXHIBITOR AND HOST SET UP
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.STUDENT MEETING
5:00 – 11:00 p.m.HOSPITALITY SUITES

80TH GPC SESSIONS
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.EXHIBITING
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.            OPENING REMARKS: PLENARY SESSION

          • Bob Lipetz, MBA, conference director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council
          • S.K. Sundaram, Ph.D., program director, Alfred University
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

TECHNICAL SESSION: PLENARY

Session chairs: Bob Lipetz, MBA, conference director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and S.K. Sundaram, Ph.D., program director, Alfred University

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.Greg Nafziger, forming research engineer, Owens-Illinois – History of Container Glass Manufacturing
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.Ludovic Valette, vice president, Global R&D, Owens-Illinois – The Importance of R&D for the Glass Industry
10:30 – 11:00 a.m.BREAK & EXHIBITING
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

TECHNICAL SESSION: PLENARY

Session chairs: Bob Lipetz, MBA, conference director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and S.K. Sundaram, Ph.D., program director, Alfred University

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Hisashi Kobayashi, Ph.D., Corporate Fellow R&D industrial applications, Praxair Inc. – Future of Oxy-Fuel Glass Melting: Oxygen Production, Energy Efficiency, Emissions, and CO2  Neutral Glass Supply

11:30 a.m. – Noon

Ashtosh Ganjoo, research associate, Vitro Architectural  Glass – Glass and Coated Glass for Solar Energy

Noon – 12:30 p.m.

Nisha Sheth, Ph.D., research engineer, Vitro Architectural Glass – The Peculiar Wear Behavior of Glass Surfaces

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

LUNCH

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

EXHIBITING

2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

TECHNICAL SESSION: MELTING AND COMBUSTION

Session chairs: Uyi Iyoha, Ph.D., business development manager, Praxair Inc., Jan Schep, global furnace design discipline leader, Owens-Illinois Inc., and Justin Wang, senior process engineer, Guardian Industries

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Jim Uhlik, director of technical services, Toledo Engineering Company Inc. – A Glass Problem Solved

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Julien Pedel, development specialist II, Praxair Inc. – Partial Oxy-Fuel Conversion of Glass Forehearths

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Michael Gallagher Sr., Ph.D., principal research engineer, Air Products & Chemicals – Synchronized Oxy-fuel Boost Burners for Zero-Port Performance Optimization in Float Glass Melting Furnaces

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Andrew Reynolds, business development director, Fives Stein Limited by Fives in Glass – Electric Boosting in Hybrid Furnaces (Practical Application and Limitations of Higher Levels of Electric Heat Input)

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Erik Muijsenberg, H.P.H., vice president, Glass Service Inc. – Carbon Reduction with Super Boosting and Advanced Energy Management

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

EXHIBITING

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

FREE TIME

7:30 – 11:00 p.m.

HOSPITALITY SUITES

80TH GPC SESSIONS
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.EXHIBITING
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

TECHNICAL SESSION: BATCH, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND MODELING
Session chairs: Phil Tucker, senior research engineer, Johns Manville and Chris Tournour, senior glass process engineer, Corning Inc.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Roger Barnum, director, Jenike & Johanson Inc. – Designing Furnace Feed Systems That Work

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Jonathan Blevins, CFD engineer, TECO – Furnace Optimization through Utilization of EBM and GTM-X

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Ruediger Margraf, managing director, LUEHR Filter GmbH – Fabric Filter & Catalyst (SCR) – Does this Fit Together?

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

EXHIBITING

11:00 a.m. – Noon

 TECHNICAL SESSION: REFRACTORIES

Session chairs: Larry McCloskey, consultant, Anchor Hocking and Eric Dirlam, director of furnaces, Ardagh Group

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Pierrick Vespa, R&D project engineer SEFPRO, Saint-Gobain SEFPRO – Innovative Tuckstone Solution for Long Life Glass Furnace Superstructure

11:30 a.m. – Noon

Rolf Weigand, Ph.D., executive director, Ancorro GmbH – Optimizations and Energy Savings Especially in Container Glass Production by Using a Refractory Coating

 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

 LUNCH

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

EXHIBITING

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

TECHNICAL SESSION: SENSORS AND CONTROL

Session chairs: Elmer Sperry, senior manager, Furnaces Research Group, Libbey Inc. and Adam Polcyn, Ph.D., associate director, Glass Science and Technology, manager, Vacuum Coatings R&D, Vitro Architectural Glass

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

 Lieke de Cock, team lead furnace support, CelSian Glass & Solar B.V. – Application of Advanced Sensors in the Glass Industry

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Paulus Schreuders, chief executive officer, XPAR Vision B.V. – A New World of Glass Making!

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Ritesh Rawal, technical manager – precious metals, Johnson Matthey – Application and Stability Assessment of HTXTM: A New High Strength, High Temperature Thermocouple

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Mark Bennett, glass sector lead, AMETEK Land – Not Just a Pretty Picture – In-Furnace Thermal Imaging

8:00 a.m. – Noon

HOST TEARDOWN

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

EXHIBITOR TEARDOWN

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

GMIC MEMBER MEETING

 

Thursday, October 31, 2019

COLUMBUS HILTON DOWNTOWN HOTEL

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

GMIC SYMPOSIUM

Sustainability in Glass Manufacturing