Short Courses

SHORT COURSES (Additional Registration Required)

Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operations

Monday, November 6, 2017 | 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: C. Philip Ross, President, Glass Industry Consulting International (GICI)

Description: 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.

Exploring the Changing Safety Landscape of Silica, Hexavalent Chromium, and Confined Space in the Glass Industry

Monday, November 6, 2017 | 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dragan Savic, Vice President of Glass Technology and Safety Staff Augmentation, SCT

Description: SCT Vice President Dragan Savic, a leader in the safety industry, will delve into the changes in OSHA standards and guidelines for crystalline silica, hexavalent chromium, and confined space, all of which are/can be critical hazards for those working in the glass industry.

Fundamentals of Glass Melting Control Systems

Monday, November 6, 2017 | 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Dale Gaerke, Senior Member, The International Society of Automation (ISA), Retired Director of R&D Controls and Electrical Engineering for Owens-Illinois, Inc.

Description: The course is an introduction and general overview of the control system features and adjustments typically employed in regenerative glass melters by US glass producers. Focus will be on control system settings for regenerative gas fired melters with time for in depth open discussion and questions. This can also include discussion of oil fired and oxy/gas fired melter issues. Suggested attendees are newer individuals to glass melting control systems and their operational adjustments.