83rd GPC Program Schedule

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Sunday, October 30, 2022

6:00 p.m.      GPC Advisory Board Dinner

SHORT COURSES

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Advanced Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operations

Monday, October 31, 2022 | 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM

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 & 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.

Electrical Glass Melting – An Introduction

Monday, October 31, 2022 | 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM

Instructor: René Meuleman, Business Development Director and Corinne Claireaux, PhD, Glass Scientist, Academy Manager | CelSian

Electricity will play a major role in the ongoing energy transition to reduce CO2 emissions. Although electric melting of glass is an old technology, many aspects have to be considered to create an efficient system that is suitable for each specific glass production. This crash course focuses on supply and hardware, from the electrical grid down to the electrodes and beyond, to provide you with a pragmatic level of understanding of the whole system. We will start from the very basics of electrical energy to make sure that all who are interested can participate. The course will be a summary of our frequently running “Electric systems for glass melting training course” but we will still try to give you sufficient food for thoughts in case you are considering installing electrical furnace boosting systems or if you intend to potentially increase your electrical melting power.

As time will be limited, we will briefly discuss:

  • Purpose of electrical boosting, from sustainability to flexibility
  • Heat transfer to the glass: efficiency of electricity vs combustion
  • Selecting the correct type of transformer
  • Cables or busbar
  • Electrode material, types, holder, and cooling systems
  • Melting zone, barrier and throat boosting
  • How to choose the proper electrical system for your specific application
  • Transformers to the choice of the electrode current density and control system consideration

12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.              EXHIBITOR AND HOST SET UP

5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.                HOSPITALITY SUITES

83rd GPC Sessions

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

8:00 a.m. — 8:45 a.m.       EXHIBITING

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

Bob Lipetz, MBA, Conference Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and

  1. K. Sundaram, PhD, Program Director, Alfred University

9:00 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.     TECHNICAL SESSION: PLENARY

Session Chair: S. K. Sundaram, PhD, Program Director, Alfred University

9:00 a.m. — 9:15 a.m.       American Glass Manufacturing – A Love Letter, Bob Lipetz, MBA, Executive Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

9:15 a.m. — 9:45 a.m.       GlassTrend Research & Development Projects to Benefit Glass Manufacturing, Oscar Verheijen, Team Lead of R&D and Training, CelSian and Bruno Purnode, Sr. Research Associate, Owens Corning

9:45 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.     Evolution of Refractory in the Glass Industry, Stefan Postrach, Director of Marketing, RHI Magnesita

10:15 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.   Center for Glass Innovation (CGI) at Alfred University, John J. Simmins, PhD, Executive Director, Center of Advanced Technology, Alfred University

10:45 a.m. — 11:15 a.m.   BREAK & EXHIBITING

11:15 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.   TECHNICAL SESSION: QUALITY

Session Chairs: Chris Tournour, Senior Glass Process Engineer, Corning Inc. and Kenneth Bratton, Manager of, Research and Development, Bucher Emhart Glass

11:15 a.m. — 11:45 a.m.   Digital Measurement of Cord Stresses in Container Glass, Henning Katte, Managing Director, ilis GmbH

11:45 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.   Effect of Superheated Steam on Scratch Resistance of Container Glass Surface, Roy Barsheek, Research Assistant, University of Bayreuth

12:15 p.m. — 12:45 p.m.   Addressing the False Reject Problem for Glass Manufacturing, Kevin Bird, Senior Machine Learning Engineer, Mariner-USA

12:45 p.m. — 2:15 p.m.     LUNCH

12:45 p.m. — 2:15 p.m.     EXHIBITING

2:15 p.m. — 4:45 p.m.       TECHNICAL SESSION: MELTING & CONTROLS

Session Chairs: Jim Uhlik, Vice President of Technical Services, TECO, and Shrikar Chakravarti, Business Development Linde, Inc.

2:15 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.       All-Electric-FH-Design with ZERO Emissions, Christoph Jatzwauk, Managing Director, FIC Germany GmbH

2:45 p.m. — 3:15 p.m.       The P-10 Melting Process, Adam Tomanio, Senior Engineer, Flat Glass Float Technologies, Vitro

3:15 p.m. — 3:45 p.m.       OPTIMELT Heat Recovery System – Operating Experience and Perspective, Frank Schuurmans, Director of Glass and Furnace Technology, Libbey and Marco van Valburg, Plant Manager, Libbey

3:45 p.m. — 4:15 p.m.       H2 in Float Furnaces – Perspective after 2021 Trial, Andrew Keeley, Principal Technologist, NSG Pilkington

4:15 p.m. — 4:45 p.m.       Strategies of Air Control with Modern Controller and Sensor Technology to Achieve Optimum Energy Efficiency, René Meuleman, Business Development Director, CelSian

4:45 p.m. — 5:15 p.m.       EXHIBITING

5:15 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.       FREE TIME

7:30 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.     HOSPITALITY SUITES

 

 

83rd GPC SESSIONS

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.       EXHIBITING

9:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.     TECHNICAL SESSION: PLENARY

Session Chair: Bob Lipetz, MBA, Conference Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

9:00 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.      Diageo 2030 and the Challenges of Recycled Glass for Glass Manufacturing, Ronald J. Holmes, Director of Packaging and Technology, Diageo

9:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.     Revisiting How Big is my Carbon Footprint Presentation from the 2009 GPC and Assessing its Implications Today, Edward Ferreira, Furnace Design Engineer, TECO

10:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.        Glass Melting of the Future, Erik Muijsenberg, Vice President, Glass Service

10:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.   BREAK

11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.   TECHNICAL SESSION: REFRACTORY & RAW MATERIAL

Session Chairs: Erik Helin, Senior Research Engineer, Johns Manville; and Eric Dirlam, Director Furnaces, Ardagh

11:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.        How Will the Electrification of Glass Furnaces Impact Refractories? Isabell Gross, Research Engineer, SEFPRO at Saint-Gobain

11:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.        Future Proofing Your Dust Collection System, Alysha Yinger, Director of Engineering, RoboVent and Kyle Billy, Application Engineer, RoboVent

12:00 p.m. — 12:30 p.m.   Oolitic Aragonite: A Renewable and Sustainable Solution for High Clarity Glass Manufacturing, Alyson Myers, Director Research and Development, Calcean

12:30 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.     LUNCH

12:30 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.     EXHIBITING

 

 

2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.       TECHNICAL SESSION: COMBUSTIONS & SUSTAINABILITY

Session Chairs: Glenn Neff, Vice President, Glass Service USA and Jan Schep, Melting Strategist Refractory and Steel, O-I

2:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.       Partial Oxy-Fuel Conversion of Glass Forehearths; A Cost-Effective Way to Reduce CO2 Emissions by 50%, Julien Pedel, Sr. Research Engineer, Linde

2:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.       Advances in Glass Industry Energy Savings Using Heat Oxy-Combustion, Kenneth Kaiser, International Expert Process Engineering & Combustion, Air Liquide

3:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.       The Future of Green Hydrogen Production, Distribution, and Supply for the Glass Industry and the Potential Impact of Hydrogen Fuel Blending in Glass Furnaces, Michael Gallagher, Jr., Principal Research Engineer, Air Products and Chemicals

3:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.       Design and Implementation of OPTIFIRE TM FLEX Burner for Foam Reduction in Oxy-Fuel Glass Furnaces, Robert Bell, Senior Combustion Research Engineer, Linde

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon     HOST TEARDOWN

2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.       EXHIBITOR TEAR DOWN

4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.       GMIC MEMBER MEETING

Thursday, November 3, 2022

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8:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.       GMIC SYMPOSIUM

GMIC & EPA Energy Star Joint Symposium on Energy Decarbonization in Glass Manufacturing

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:

8:00 – 8:30         WELCOME – Bob Lipetz, Executive Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council, Elizabeth Dutrow, Director, Industrial Sector Partnerships – EPA Energy Star, and Brian Naveken, Manager of Technology and Technical Sales – Toledo Engineering Company

8:30 – 9:15      SESSION I – Carbon Reduction Drivers – Chairman – Bob Lipetz, Executive Director – Glass Manufacturing Industry Counc

8:30 – 9:05       Perspectives of Glass Manufacturing on Carbon Reduction Drivers Frank O’Brien-Bernini, Chief Sustainability Officer, Owens Corning  

9:05 – 9:15       Q&A

9:15 – 9:45       BREAK

9:45 – 11:15     SESSION II – Current and Future Availability of Energy Chairman – Brian Naveken, Manager of Technology and Technical Sales – Toledo Engineering Company

9:45 – 10:20     What Does the Future Hold for the Glass Industry in the Evolving Energy Transition?Tom McDonnell, Power Generation Industry Leader, North America, Rockwell Automation

10:20 – 10:30    Q&A

10:30 – 11:05    Connecting and Delivering Sustainable Resources to the Grid” – Bob Weishaar, Chair of the Energy & Environmental Group, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

11:05 – 11:15    Q&A

11:15 – 12:15   LUNCH

12:15 – 1:45     SESSION III – Current Technologies for Carbon ReductionChairman – Mark Purcell, Float Glass Technical Director, Cardinal FG

12:15 – 12:50    Oxygen Firing:  Benefits to the Environment and Glass Production – Aaron Huber, Senior Manager, Glass Melting, Process Technology, Johns Manville 

12:50 – 1:00     Q&A

1:00 – 1:35       Drive Increased Profitability and Decarbonization through Energy Management – Jason Akey, Refining Energy Technologist, Marathon Petroleum Corporation 

1:35 – 1:45       Q&A

1:45 – 2:00       BREAK

2:00 – 4:00       SESSION IV – Future Technologies in Melting for Net ZeroChairman – Aaron Huber, Senior Manager, Glass Melting, Johns Manville

2:00 – 2:25       Decarbonization in the Glass Industry through Carbon CapturePaul McRoberts, Manufacturing Consultant, Rockwell Automation

2:25 – 2:30       Q&A

2:30 – 3:05       Future Melting Technologies Using Available Green Hydrogen Oscar Verheijen, Business Development Manager Glass Production, Celsian 

3:05 – 3:15       Q&A

3:15 – 3:50       H2/electric/gas Hybrid Furnace Design Erik Muijsenberg, Vice President, Glass Service 

3:50 – 4:00       Q&A

4:00                  SYMPOSIUM ENDS