Short courses for glass manufacturers

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Three short courses provide hard to find in-depth technical education in glass manufacturing topics.

All courses are conveniently offered Monday afternoon before the Glass Problems Conference starts.

All courses:

Monday, November 2, 2015  |  Noon to 5 p.m. | $225/$175 for GMIC member

  • 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.
  • Breakage Analysis of Glass Containers
    Instructor: Peter W. de Haan, Senior Scientist, American Glass Research
    This short course will discuss how to solve glass container breakage problems by applying basic analysis techniques and the knowledge of the scientific fundamentals of brittle material fractography.
  • Combustion
    Instructor: John Connors, Chief Technology Engineer, Batch & Furnace, PPG
    This short course will start with why combustion is critical to glass making and the objectives of good combustion.  The following topics will be covered: combustion fundamentals, furnace optimization, emissions, modeling, and measurements.  New technologies will be reviewed.  There will be an emphasis on the differences between air-fueld and oxy-fuel combustion in glass.

Register now for a short course!