Short Courses

SHORT COURSES (Additional Registration Required)

Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operations

Monday, November 1, 2021 | 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.

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Electrical Glass Melting – An Introduction

Monday, November 1, 2021 | 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.

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