71st Conference on Glass Problems

The Conference on Glass Problems first met in 1934 and is now the largest US industrial glass meeting.

Attendees from around the world will meet for two days and discuss the latest innovations and solutions to manufacturing issues and the future of the glass industry. 

The Conference on Glass Problems is proudly sponsored by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University.

The Ohio State University, sponsor and host of the annual Conference on Glass Problems, has revealed the preliminary programme for its 71st edition, which takes place on 19th - 20th October 2010. The two-day programme is as follows:

71st Conference on Glass Problems

Sponsored by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

The Ohio State University

Director:  Charles H. Drummond, III

Program Advisory Committee:

Ruud G. C. Beerkens – TNO

Warren Curtis – PPG Industries

Tom Dankert – O-I

Martin H. Goller – Corning

Larry McCloskey – Toledo Engineering

Jack Miles-H. C. Starck

Glenn Neff – Glass Service

Elmer Sperry – Libbey Glass

Phillip J. Tucker-Johns Manville

Carsten Weinhold – Schott

Matthew Wheeler-RHI Monofrax

Dan Wishnick – Siemens

Tuesday, October 19th

8:00 am Tabletop Exhibits

9:00 am Welcome

Gregory N. Washington

Interim Dean, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University§

Yogeshwar Sahai

Vice Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University

Glass Melting

Session Chairs: Ruud Beerkens, TNO Glass Technology Glass Group, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Tom Dankert, O-I, Perrysburg OH and Larry McCloskey, Toledo Engineering, Toledo OH

1 Recent Developments of Batch and Cullet Preheating in Europe - Practical Experiences and Implications

Philipp Zippe and Wolfgang Kloss, ZIPPE Industrieanlagen, Wertheim, Germany

2 Oxy-Fuel Conversion Reduces Fuel Consumption in Fiberglass Melting

John Rossi, Fiberglass Industries, Amsterdam NY, Michael Habel, Kevin Lievre, Xiaoyi He and Matt Watson, Air Products and Chemicals, Allentown PA

10:00 - 10:30 am Coffee Break and Tabletop Exhibits

3 Solar Glass Melting

Matthias Lindig, Nikolaus Sorg, Lohr am Main, Germany

4 Modeling the Impact of Basin Wall Wear on Furnace Performance

Erik Muijsenberg, Glass Service, Maastricht, The Netherlands

5 Integrated Air Quality Control for Float Glass Furnaces

Michael Cheng, Guardian Industries, Kingsburg CA and Nathan Blanton, GEA Bischoff, Memphis TN

12:00 noon Luncheon & Tabletop Exhibits

Fawcett Center for Tomorrow, Banquet Rooms

12:30 (during lunch) Breaking the Heat Recovery Paradox

Peter Garforth

Abstract: Waste heat is an undervalued resource in the glass industry, using valuable fuels, costing money and causing greenhouse gas emissions. Low energy costs have encouraged the industry to accept these losses. However, times are changing and waste heat is increasingly seen as an opportunity, triggering useful low cost actions, such as replacing hot water boilers with recovered heat, pre-heating batch and gas, space heating buildings and various drying applications.

Heat that can be used in these cost effective ways is a tiny fraction of the waste heat, increasingly triggering studies to eliminate or use this excess heat. The only really successful approach to eliminating waste heat is to redesign the process itself, usually technically difficult and rarely cost effective. Occasionally there will be process breakthroughs, but in reality, these are rare, with low energy prices rarely creating the urgency to invest in research.

The obvious alternative is to find uses for the balance of the waste heat, typically as cooling or electricity. Economics normally kill these projects. This is the paradox. Vast amounts of valuable fuel are wasted as heat. Cost effective uses in a typical plant are a small percentage of the waste. Capturing and using the balance on site is not cost effective at today's energy prices. Are we condemned to view this excess waste a cost of doing business for the foreseeable future, or could there be another way to look at this unused resource, especially when major capacity expansions or new plants are built?

The presentation will explore the strategic options open to the glass industry, when a new plant or a major expansion is in the works, by teaming with the local community. To retain local employment, communities frequently give generous tax and other incentives. Communities also have growing energy and climate change challenges. By rethinking the energy costs and risks for both the glass plant and the surrounding community there may be creative ways to create significant energy breakthroughs and benefits for both players. Capturing these will require new relationships and new approaches to incentives Instead of the glass plant accepting the heat waste as inevitable, with some creativity the technical, economic and social relationship between the plant and the community can be redefined.

1:30 pm Glass Science, Defects and Safety

Session Chairs: Philip Tucker, Johns Manville, Denver CO, Elmer Sperry, Libbey Glass, Toledo OH and Martin H. Goller, Corning, Corning NY

6 Heavy Metal Issues In and Out of Glass

Phil Ross, Glass Industry Consulting, Laguna Niguel CA

7 A Look at the Chemical Strengthening Process: Alkali Alumino Silicate Glass vs. Soda-Lime Glass

Sinue Gomez, Corning, Corning NY

8 Studying Bubble Glass Defects Caused by Refractories

Jiri Ullrich, Glass Service, Vsetin, Czech Republic

9 The Approach to Analysis of Cords and Inclusions in Glass

Henry Dimmick, AGR, Butler Pennsylvania

10 Cat Scratch Cord Dispersal

L. J. R. Gaskell, Parkinson-Spencer Refractories, Halifax, United Kingdom

11 Innovative Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Materials for the Glass Industry

Stefan Mueller, Platinum Engineered Materials, Hanau-Wolfgang, Germany

12 Tools Used to Improve Operational Safety in Johns Manville Glass Plants

Noel Camp, Johns Manville, Denver CO

4:00 - 5:30 pm Tabletop Exhibits

Wednesday, October 20th

8:00 am Refractories and Recycling

Session Chairs: Matthew Wheeler, RHI Monofrax, Batavia OH, Jack Miles, H. C. Starck, Coldwater MI and Carsten Weinhold, Schott, Dyrea PA

13 Extra Clear Glass Refractory Selection: A Follow-up

L. Massard and M. Gaubil, Saint-Gobain CREE, Cavaillon, France

14 Refractory Issues and Glass Processing and Preventative Solutions

Paul Myers, CERAM, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

15 Fuel Savings with High Emissivity Coatings

Tom Kleeb, North American Refractories, Moon Township PA and Bill Fausey, Owens Corning, Granville OH

16 Regenerator Temperature Modeling for Proper Refractory Selection

Elias Carrillo, RHI Refmex, Ramos Arizpe, Mexico and Mathew Wheeler, RHI-Monofrax, Batavia OH

10:00 - 10:30 am Coffee Break and Tabletop Exhibits

17 Thinking Green: Recycling in the Refractory Industry

Werner Odreitz, RHI AG, Wein, Austria and Matthew Wheeler, RHI-Monofrax, Batavia OH

18 Recycling of Post-Consumer Glass: Energy Savings, CO2 Emission Reduction, Effects on Glass Quality and Glass Melting

Ruud Beerkens, TNO Glass Group, Eindhoven, NL, Goos Kers, O-I Europe, Leerdam, NL and Engelbert van Santen, Consultant, Leerdam, NL

19 Characterization and Improvement of Gob Delivery Systems

Braden McDermott, Xu Ding and Jonathan Simon, Emhart Glass Research Center, Windsor CT

12:00 noon Luncheon & Tabletop Exhibits

Fawcett Center for Tomorrow, Banquet Rooms

1:30 pm Controls and Raw Materials

Session Chairs: Warren F. Curtis, PPG Industries, Pittsburgh PA, Dan Wishnick, Siemens, Spring House PA and Glenn Neff, Glass Service, Stuart FL

20 Model Based Process Control for Glass Furnace Operation

Piet van Santen, Leo Huisman and Sander van Deelen, TNO Glass Group, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

21 Taking Full Benefit of Oxygen Sensors and Automatic Control

Peter Hemmann, STG, Cottbus, Germany

22 Overview of Lime-Based Products/Raw Materials for Glass Manufacturing

Matthias Rohmann and Arndt Pickbrenner, Rheinkalk, W̹lfrath, Germany and Christopher Pust and Marc Pelletier, Lhoist Recherche, Nivelles, Belgium

23 Batch Wetting Revisited

Doug Davies, Toledo Engineering, Toledo OH

24 A Historical Perspective on Silica and the Glass Industry in the USA

Paul F. Guttmann, U.S. Silica, Berkeley Springs WV

25 Low-Iron Batch Processing

Rainer Hauk, EME Maschinenfabrik Clasen, Erkelenz, Germany

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