82nd GPC Program Schedule

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Sunday, October 31, 2021

6:00 p.m.       GPC Advisory Board Dinner

SHORT COURSE

COLUMBUS HILTON DOWNTOWN HOTEL

Advanced Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operations

Monday, November 1, 2021 | 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM

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.

Electrical Glass Melting – An Introduction

Monday, November 1, 2021 | 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM

Instructor: Rene Muelman, 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 to install electrical furnace boosting systems or if you intend to potentially increase your electrical melting power.

As time will be limited, we will briefly discuss:

  • Purpose of electrical boosting, from sustainability to flexibility
  • Heat transfer to the glass: efficiency of electricity vs combustion
  • Selecting the correct type of transformer
  • Cables or busbar
  • Electrode material, types, holder, and cooling systems
  • Melting zone, barrier and throat boosting
  • How to choose the proper electrical system for your specific application
  • Transformers to the choice of the electrode current density and control system consideration

12:00 noon – 4:30 p.m.           Student Plant Tour – Acuity Brands Glass Plant – Newark, Ohio

12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.           EXHIBITOR AND HOST SET UP

5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.             STUDENT MEETING

5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.              HOSPITALITY SUITES

82nd GPC SESSIONS

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

8:00 a.m. — 8:45 a.m.        EXHIBITING

8:45 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.        OPENING REMARKS: PLENARY SESSION

Bob Lipetz, MBA, Conference Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

S.K. Sundaram, PhD, Program Director, Alfred University

9:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.      TECHNICAL SESSION: PLENARY

Session Chairs: Bob Lipetz, MBA, Conference Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and S. K. Sundaram, PhD, Program Director, Alfred University

9:00 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.        United Nations International Year of Glass, Manoj Choudhary, Adjunct Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, The Ohio State University/United Nations

9:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.      With COVID an Ongoing Dilemma, Especially from a Manufacturing Standpoint, Elizabeth Nagel, Plant Engineering Manager, Corning Inc.

10:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.    Re-Balancing the Issue-Driven Sustainability Dialogue that is Hurting Glass. How We Got Here and What We Do About It, Randy Burns, O-I Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer, O-I 

10:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.    BREAK & EXHIBITING

11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.    TECHNICAL SESSION: REFRACTORY

Session Chairs: Larry McCloskey, Consultant, Anchor Hocking and Eric Dirlam, Director of Furnaces, Ardagh Group

11:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.    Mullitisation – The Key to Regenerating Regenerators, Christopher Windle, Technical Director, DSF Refractories & Minerals, Ltd.

11:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.    Know What’s in Your Furnace: All Bonded AZS Refractory Brick Are Not the Same, J Terry Fisk, Senior Scientist/Owner, JTF Microscopy Services, LLC

12:00 p.m. — 12:30 p.m.    How Efficient Non-Destructive Control of FC AZS will Support High Quality Glass Melting, Pierrick Vespa, R&D Project Leader, SEFPRO

12:30 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.      LUNCH

12:30 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.      EXHIBITING

2:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.        TECHNICAL SESSION: DATA, CHEMISTRY, ENERGY

Session Chairs: Justin Wang, Senior Process Engineer, Guardian Industries; Chris Tournour, Senior Glass Process Engineer, Corning Inc.

2:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.       Your New Problem Began Two Years Ago: Tracking Refractory Performance and Glass Infiltration Over Time with Data, Alexander Ruege, PhD, Chief Engineer, VP, Data Analysis and Reporting Division, PaneraTech, Inc.

2:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.        Updated Soda-Lime Glass Compositions Help to Reduce Energy Consumption and Emissions, Oleg Prohorenko, PhD, Director, LGP International, LLC

3:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.        Ultrafast Glass Engineering, S. K. Sundaram, PhD, Program Director, Alfred University

3:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.        Electrical Glass Melting and Boosting Solutions of the Future Designed for Efficiency, Flexibility and Micro-Grid Capability, Mikael Le Guern, Global Business Development Manager for Glass, Schneider Electric

4:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.        Heat Exchanger on Glass, Martin Schroeter, Product Manager, Tri-Mer Corporation

4:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.        EXHIBITING

5:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.        FREE TIME

7:30 p.m. — 11:00 p.m.      HOSPITALITY SUITES

 

82ND GPC SESSIONS

Wednesday, November 3, 2021  

GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.        EXHIBITING

9:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.      TECHNICAL SESSION: PLENARY

Session Chairs: Bob Lipetz, MBA, Conference Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and S. K. Sundaram, PhD, Program Director, Alfred University

9:00 a.m. — 9:30 a.m.      Solving Quality Problems Associated with Pharmaceutical Glass Containers, Robert Schaut, Scientific Director, Corning, Inc.

9:30 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.      Collaboration within Competitive Spaces, The Future of the Glass Industry, Aston Fuller, General Manager, Glass Futures, Ltd.

10:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m.    The Green Story of Cardinal FG, Milo Renberg, Technical Manager, Cardinal FG

10:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.    BREAK

11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.    TECHNICAL SESSION: ENERGY/COMBUSTION

Session Chairs: Glenn Neff, Vice President, Glass Service USA; Uyi Iyoha, PhD, Associate Director Business Development & Strategic Accounts, Linde, Inc.; Jan Schep, Director of Corporate Engineering, O-I

11:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.    Hydrogen as Fuel for the Glass Industry, What are the Challenges?, Oscar Verheijen, Team Lead R&D Training, CelSian for the GPC Program

11:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.    Thermoelectric Waste Heat Recovery in an Oxyfuel Melter, Adam Polcyn, Vitro Architectural Glass

12:00 p.m. — 12:30 p.m.     Carbon Reduction Strategies, Corrine Claireaux, PhD, Glass Scientist, Academy Manager CelSian and Andries Habraken, Team Lead Process Automation, CelSian

12:30 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.      LUNCH

12:30 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.      EXHIBITING

2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.            TECHNICAL SESSION: SENSORS/ENERGY

Session Chair: Glenn Neff, Vice President, Glass Service USA

2:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m.        Carbon Reduction Comparison Electric or Hydrogen Power, Erik Muijsenberg, Vice President, Glass Service, Inc.

2:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.       All-Electric Melting Back to the Future, C. Phillip Ross, President, Glass Industry Consulting

3:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.        Technical and Economic Investigation of Next Generation Fuels for Glass Melters, Shrikar Chakravarti, Business Development Linde, Inc.

3:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.       In-furnace Thermal Imaging Survey of a Float Furnace for Combustion Optimization, Philippe Kerbois, Global Industry Manager-Glass, Ametek Land

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon      HOST TEARDOWN

2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.        EXHIBITOR TEAR DOWN

4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.        GMIC MEMBER MEETING