Virtual Glass Problems Conference Program

Note: All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

SHORT COURSES

Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operations

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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 and furnace operations by U.S. glass producers. Raw materials, glass technology and properties, melting furnaces, and environmental issues will all be touched upon. Suggested attendees could be vendors or individuals new to glass manufacturing seeking an introduction to the issues faced in glass production.

Introduction to Redox and Sulfur Chemistry

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Instructor: Corinne Claireaux, Glass Scientist and Oscar Verheijen, Senior Consultant | CelSian Glass & Solar B.V.

The short course provides a general description of the redox concept and the relevant sulfur chemistry for soda-lime-silicate glasses.

Virtual Glass Problems Conference
Monday, October 26, 2020

Technical Plenary

Session Moderator: Bob Lipetz, MBA, Conference Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

10 – 10:15 a.m.Bob Lipetz, MBA, Conference Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council – Introduction
10:15 – 10:40 a.m.Erik Muijsenberg, Vice President, Glass Service Inc. – Industry 4.0 and Beyond
10:40 –10:45 a.m.Q&A
10:45 – 10:50 a.m.BREAK
10:50 – 11:15 a.m.Daniel Swiler, Glass Scientist, O-I Inc. – Surface Viscosity and the Melting of Glass
11:15 – 11:20 a.m.Q&A
11:20 – 11:25 a.m.BREAK
11:25 – 11:50 a.m.Lance Lemings, Senior Director Operations, Gallo Glass Company – Hot Bottom Repair on a 10-year Old Furnace
11:50 – 11:55 a.m.Q&A
11:55 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.BREAK

Session Moderator: S.K. Sundaram, PhD, Program Director, Alfred University

12:55 – 1:50 p.m.John Mauro, Professor, Pennsylvania State University – Machine Learning and Glass Formation
1:50 – 1:55 p.m.Q&A
1:55 – 2 p.m.BREAK
2 – 2:25 p.m.Marty Curran, Executive Vice President and Innovation Officer, Corning Incorporated – Innovation at Corning
2:25 – 2:30 p.m.Q&A
2:30 – 2:35 p.m.BREAK
2:35 – 3 p.m.Frank O’Brien-Bernini, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, Owens Corning – Sustainability—Creating Enterprise Value
3 – 3:05 p.m.Q&A
3:05 p.m.SESSION ENDS

Virtual Glass Problems Conference
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Technical Session – Construction/Repair

Session Moderator: Larry McCloskey, Consultant, Anchor Hocking

10 – 10:25 a.m.Neil Simpson, Independent Consultant to Ametek Land – Supporting Hot and Cold Furnace Repairs
10:25 – 10:30 a.m.Q&A
10:30 – 10:35 a.m.BREAK
10:35 – 11 a.m.Christopher Hetro, Glass Service Leader, Borton-Lawson Engineering – Infrastructure and Process Considerations when Increasing the Size of Your Furnace
11 – 11:05 a.m.Q&A
11:05 – 11:10 a.m.BREAK
11:10 – 11:35 a.m.Jalil Abraham Kuri, Furnace Design, Construction and Maintenance Manager, Libbey Inc. – Analysis of Experiences in Recurring Furnace Construction Projects
11:35 – 11:40 a.m.Q&A
11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.BREAK

Technical Session – Melting

Session Moderator: Chris Tournour, Senior Glass Process Engineer, Corning Incorporated

12:40 – 1:05 p.m.Stephane Schaller, Energy Solutions Project Leader Engineer, SEFPRO – Improved Glass Homogeneity and Higher Sustainability through Textured Expendable Tubes in Container Glass Furnace
1:05 – 1:10 p.m.Q&A
1:10 – 1:15 p.m.BREAK
1:15 – 1:40 p.m.Phil Tucker, Principal Materials Engineer, Johns Manville | Donn Sederstrom, Senior Research Engineer, Johns Manville – Extending Campaign Life in an All-Electric Melter Using High Levels of Commercial Bottle Cutlet
1:40 – 1:45 p.m.Q&A
1:45 – 1:50 p.m.BREAK
1:50 – 2:15 p.m.Stanley Rutkowski, III, Senior Applications Engineer, RoMan Manufacturing – Case Study: Comparison of an IGBT Controlled System and AC Phase Angle SCR Controlled System in a Resistance Heating Application
2:15 – 2:20 p.m.Q&A
2:20 – 2:25 p.m.BREAK
2:25 – 2:50 p.m.Jacques van Putten, Director, Flexty BV International – No Glass Problems Because Inspected Recycle Cullet in your Batch
2:50 – 2:55 p.m.Q&A
2:55 p.m.SESSION ENDS

Virtual Glass Problems Conference
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Technical Session – Quality Controls & Sensors

Session Moderator: Kenneth Bratton, Manager, Research & Development, Bucher Emhart Glass

10 – 10:15 a.m.Andries Habraken, Glass Melting Expert, CelSian – Glass Melt Quality Optimization by Mathematical Modeling of Redox and Bubbles in the Glass Melt
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.Q&A
10:30 – 10:35 a.m.BREAK
10:35 – 11 a.m.Scott Cooper, Global Glass & Materials Science Leader, O-I – Glass, The Detection and Root Causes of Cord in Glass
11 – 11:05 a.m.Q&A
11:05 – 11:35 a.m.Joseph LaPlante, Business Unit Glass Market Manager, ISRA Vision – Float Glass Flatness Process Consequences and How to Improve Control
11:35 – 11:40 a.m.Q&A
11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.LUNCH/BREAK
12:40 – 1:05 p.m.Tod Canty Jr., Sales Manager, JM Canty – Dynamic Imaging as a Tool to Increase Yield and Reduce Production Costs
1:05 – 1:10 p.m.Q&A
1:10 – 1:15 p.m.BREAK

Technical Session – Environmental and Sustainability

Session Moderator: Adam Polcyn, PhD, Associate Director, Glass Science and Technology, Manager, Vacuum Coatings R&D, Vitro Architectural Glass

1:15 – 1:40 p.m.Shrikar Chakravarti, Associate Director, Technology Commercialization – Linde Technology – Waste Heat Recovery in Oxy-Fuel Glass Furnaces – A Path to Sustainability and Lower CO2 Emissions
1:40 – 1:45 p.m.Q&A
1:45 – 1:50 p.m.BREAK
1:50 – 2:15 p.m.Scott DeFife, President, Glass Packaging Institute – Glass Recycling – A Regional Approach to Dedicated Glass Collection
2:15 – 2:20 p.m.Q&A
2:20 – 2:25 p.m.BREAK
2:25 – 2:50 p.m.Ravindra Aglave, PhD, Director, Energy & Process, Siemens Digital Industries Software – Multiphysics Simulation to Solve Energy and Pollution Challenges in the Glass Industry
2:50 – 2:55 p.m.Q&A
2:55 p.m.SESSION ENDS