Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operation
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.

Glass Furnace Designs and Furnace Operation – Modeling of Glass Melting & Combustion Processes and Advanced Furnace Control
Instructors: Andries Habraken B.ASc, Senior Consultant, Computational Fluid Dynamics, CelSian Glass & Solar and Oscar Verheijen, Senior Consultant, CelSian Glass & Solar

The course provides an introduction to the basics of glass melting and combustion modeling and the application of glass furnace simulation for furnace design, trouble shooting, process optimization and control. Next to a general description of the key governing conservation equations and the practical approach of simulating the glass melting process, the background of some glass-specific models, e.g. redox chemistry and evaporation are discussed in more detail. The course will be illustrated with a series of industrial examples.