82nd GPC Program Schedule

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Sunday, October 31, 2021

6:00 p.m.       GPC Advisory Board Dinner

SHORT COURSE

COLUMBUS HILTON DOWNTOWN HOTEL

Advanced Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operations

Monday, November 1, 2021 | 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.

 

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

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

82nd GPC SESSIONS

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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

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

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

Session Chairs: Bob Lipetz, MBA, Conference Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and S. K. Sundaram, PhD, Program Director, Alfred University

9:00 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.        United Nations International Year of Glass, Manoj Choudhary, Adjunct Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, The Ohio State University/United Nations

9:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.      With COVID an Ongoing Dilemma, Especially from a Manufacturing Standpoint, Elizabeth Nagel, Plant Engineering Manager, Corning Incorporated

10:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.    Re-Balancing the Issue-Driven Sustainability Dialogue that is Hurting Glass. How We Got Here and What We Do About It, Randy Burns, O-I Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer, O-I Burns

10:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.    BREAK & EXHIBITING

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

Session Chairs: Larry McCloskey, Consultant, Anchor Hocking and Eric Dirlam, Director of Furnaces, Ardagh Group

11:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.    Mullitisation – The Key to Regenerating Regenerators, Christopher Windle, Technical Director, DSF Refractories & Minerals, Ltd.

11:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.    Know What’s in Your Furnace: All Bonded AZS Refractory Brick Are Not the Same, J Terry Fisk, Senior Scientist/Owner, JTF Microscopy Services, LLC

12:00 p.m. — 12:30 p.m.    How Efficient Non-Destructive Control of FC AZS will Support High Quality Glass Melting, Pierrick Vespa, R&D Project Leader, Saint-Gobain

12:30 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.      LUNCH

12:30 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.      EXHIBITING

2:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.        TECHNICAL SESSION: MODELING, CHEMISTRY, ENERGY

Session Chairs: Justin Wang, Senior Process Engineer, Guardian Industries; Chris Tournour, Senior Glass Process Engineer, Corning Inc.

2:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.        CFD Model Validation and Industrial Application for Float Furnace, Jerry DQ Fan, PhD, Direct Manager Production Guardian Industries

2:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.        Updated Soda-Lime Glass Compositions Help to Reduce Energy Consumption and Emissions, Oleg Prohorenko, PhD, Director, LGP International, LLC

3:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.        Ultrafast Glass Engineering, S. K. Sundaram, PhD, Program Director, Alfred University

3:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.        Electrical Glass Melting and Boosting Solutions of the Future Designed for Efficiency, Flexibility and Micro-Grid Capability, Mikael Le Guern, Global Business Development Manager for Glass, Schneider Electric

4:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.        Heat Exchanger on Glass, Martin Schroeter, Product Manager, Tri-Mer Corporation

4:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.        EXHIBITING

5:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.        FREE TIME

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

 

82ND GPC SESSIONS

Wednesday, November 3, 2021  

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 Chairs: Bob Lipetz, MBA, Conference Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and S. K. Sundaram, PhD, Program Director, Alfred University

9:00 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.        Robert Schaut, Scientific Director, Corning

9:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.      Collaboration within Competitive Spaces, The Future of the Glass Industry, Aston Fuller, General Manager, Glass Futures, Ltd.

10:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.    The Green Story of Cardinal FG, Milo Renberg, Technical Manager, Cardinal FG

10:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.    BREAK

11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.    TECHNICAL SESSION: ENERGY/COMBUSTION

Session Chairs: Glenn Neff, Vice President, Glass Service USA; Uyi Iyoha, PhD, Associate Director Business Development & Strategic Accounts, Linde, Inc.; Jan Schep, Director of Corporate Engineering, O-I

11:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.    Hydrogen as Fuel for the Glass Industry, What are the Challenges?, Oscar Verheijen, Team Lead R&D Training, CelSian,

11:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.    Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery in an Oxyfuel Melter, Adam Polcyn, Vitro Architectural Glass

12:00 p.m. — 12:30 p.m.    Flat Glass Furnace with Smart Oxygen Boosting System, Emre Dumankaya, Senior Project Engineer, Sisecam

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: ENERGY/COMBUSTION

Session Chair: Glenn Neff, Vice President, Glass Service USA

2:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.        Carbon Reduction Comparison Electric or Hydrogen Power, Erik Muijsenberg, Vice President, Glass Service, Inc.

2:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.        State-of-the-Art Compressed Air System, Lance Lemings, Sr. Director of Operations, Gallo Glass Company

3:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.        Technical and Economic Investigation of Next Generation Fuels for Glass Melters, Shrikar Chakravarti, Business Development Linde, Inc.

3:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.        Influencing Factors of Upgrading from a Regenerative Glass Melting Furnace to an Oxy-Fuel Glass Melting Furnace, Mark McKenzie, Materials Engineer, Libbey Glass, LLC

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 4, 2021

COLUMBUS HILTON DOWNTOWN HOTEL

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

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