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The Future of Glass Manufacturing

A Symposium organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council

Today’s glass manufacturers need to look to the future to sustain their competitive advantage. From batch materials and recycling, to process improvements, digitization, energy, and the environment, we must take advantage of the latest innovations. Add in a focus on overall business economics and you will be the leaders taking glass into the next millennium. 

Thursday October 29, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.

Session I – Digital Transformation

Session Moderator: James W. McCamy, Senior Research Scientist – Vitro Architectural Glass

 10 – 10:15 a.m.Introduction – Bob Lipetz, Executive Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and Keith Bagarus, Director, Global Automation, RoviSys
10:15 – 10:40 a.m.Process Automation and Big Data – Tolga Uysal, Project Engineer, Sisecam
10:40 – 10:45 a.m.Q&A
10:45 – 10:50 a.m.BREAK
10:50 – 11:15 a.m.Energy Balance Modeling as Soft-Sensor for Furnace Design and Operation – Lieke de Cock, Team Lead Furnace Support, Celsian Glass & Solar B.V.
11:15 – 11:20 a.m.Q&A
11:20 – 11:25 a.m.BREAK
11:25 – 11:50 a.m.Setting a Vision for Digitalization Success – John Vargo, Director, MES and Digital Supply Chain, RoviSys
11:50 – 11:55 a.m.Q&A
11:55 a.m. – 12:55 p.m.BREAK
12:55 – 1:20 p.m.Furnace Controls – Glenn Neff, Vice President, Glass Service–USA
1:20 – 1:25 p.m.Q&A
1:25 – 1:30 p.m.BREAK
1:30 – 1:55 p.m.Sensors and the Edge – Jon Strong, Business Development Executive, Insight LLC
1:55 – 2 p.m.Q&A
2 – 2:05 p.m.BREAK
2:05 – 2:30 p.m.End to End -Forming to Inspection, An Example of Industry 4.0 in the Glass Container Industry – Kenneth Bratton, Manager of Research and Development, Bucher Emhart Glass
2:30 – 2:35 p.m.Q&A
2:35 p.m.SESSION ENDS

Friday, October 30, 2020 | 10:00 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.

Session II – Resources

Session Moderator: Udaya Vempati, PhD, Analytics and Automation Discipline Leader, Global Technology – O-I Inc.

10 – 10:05 a.m.Introduction – Udaya Vempati, PhD, Analytics and Automation Discipline Leader Global Technology – O-I
10:05 – 10:30 a.m.CO2 Emission at Glass Furnaces – Oscar Verheijen, Glass Expert – Celsian Glass & Solar B.V.
10:30 – 10:35 a.m.Q&A
10:35 – 10:40 a.m.BREAK
10:40 – 11:05 a.m.Future of Refractories and the Impact on the Glass Industry – Bryn Snow, Director, Application Technology, HarbisonWalker International
11:05 –11:10 a.m.Q&A
11:10 – 11:15. a.m.BREAK

Session III – Furnace Design

Edward W. Ferreira, Furnace Design Engineer – Toledo Engineering Company

11:15 – 11:40 a.m.Float Glass Furnaces Without Fossil Fuels? (Hybrid Furnace Design Considerations) – Wolf Kuhn, PhD, Senior Process Development Expert, Fives Stein Limited by Fives in Glass
11:40 – 11:45 a.m.Q&A
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.LUNCH/BREAK
12:45 – 1:10 p.m.Oxy-fuel Furnace Future Drivers and Future Designs and Challenges – Ruediger Nebel, Sales Director, SORG
1:10 – 1:15 p.m.Q&A
1:15 – 1:20 p.m.BREAK
1:20 – 1:45 p.m.How Surrogate Models Can Help us to Make Design and Operation Decisions – Erik Muijsenberg, Vice President, Glass Service Inc.
1:45 – 1:50 p.m.Q&A
1:50 – 1:55 p.m.BREAK
1:55 – 2:20 p.m.HeatOx Preheating System – Ken Kaiser, International Expert Process Engineering & Combustion, Air Liquide
2:20 – 2:25 p.m.Q&A
2:25 – 2:35 p.m.Concluding Remarks – Keith Bagarus, Director Global Automation, RoviSys
2:35 p.m.SYMPOSIUM ENDS

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