Short Courses

SHORT COURSES (Additional Registration Required)

Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operations

Monday, November 5, 2018 | 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.


Monday, November 5, 2018 | 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.                                                 Instructor: Neil Simpson, Independent Consultant, Simpson Combustion and Energy Ltd.

Description: The course will review the basics of air fuel then oxy-fuel combustion and application in glass melting applications. Under-port, side-port, through-port regenerative and recuperative burners will be covered with a view to furnace optimization for energy and emissions. Finally oxy-fuel and advanced control will be discussed.