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Stuart Hakes & Nigel Longshaw
Richard White, Lucideon
A look at analysis and testing, covering commonly used techniques available for raw material and glass analysis, the question of sample size and how to get a representative sample, and uncertainty of measurement and repeatability.
Martin Marshall, GTS
A look at raw materials, chemistry and batch reactions.
Richard Hulme, Guardian Glass
Batch: A recipe for success? Batch changes should be a routine but not a frequent event so how do we determine if batch changes are needed? What effect can batch changes have on furnace performance and glass quality and what can we do to optimize these?
Peter West, Ardagh Group
Batch Plant Operation, The foundation stone for glass quality and high productivity The batch plant is the key starting point for the glass manufacturing process and its design, operation and maintenance are critical to success. This presentation will review some of the practical aspects of batch plant operations covering these three parameters; focussing on achieving the desired outcomes of safety, reliability, glass compositional stability and consistent, defect free glass quality.
Lutz Fleckenstein & Mattias Hass, Nikolaus Sorg GmbH & CoKG
Guilty as charged. The influence of batch on furnace problems and glass quality. The presentation will deal with typical batch problems and the resulting effects on the furnace and glass quality. We will elaborate on glass colour; both desired and undesired effects. Possible actions in the furnace to counteract batch problems and then we will discuss novel ways of getting back into colour by fore hearth doping.
Trevor Wilson DSF refractories and minerals
Mellor Memorial Lecture celebrating the work of renowned ceramicist Joseph William Mellor FRS (1869-1938) 150 years after his birth.
A short Life Sentence – Batch Carry-over attack on Refractories A look at batch attack on refractories, particularly through batch carryover in the regenerators.
Geoff Evans Dinner
Totally Delicious Trentham Shopping Village advance bookings only