Short Courses


Short Course Registration

REGISTRATION: Before October 4, 2019 – GMIC Member $225/Non-Member $275 

REGISTRATION: After October 4, 2019 – GMIC Member $275/Non-Member $325

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Fundamentals of Batch and Furnace Operations

Monday, October 28, 2019 | Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: C. Phillip 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.


Monday, October 28, 2019 | Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Michel Gaubil, Director of Refractory Solutions Engineering, SEFPRO

This training session will focus on process and product (both fused cast and sintered) for soda lime glass furnace (containers and flat glass). After presenting the main process characteristics, Gaubil will describe product family, properties, and their application inside glass furnaces. He will also discuss the challenges for regenerators and refractory material in terms of thermal performances and corrosion.

The training session is divided into three parts:

  • Fused cast process and product for soda lime application

  • Sintered process and product for soda lime application

  • Refractory solution for glass furnace regenerators

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