09.00

Registration & Coffee

09.55

Welcome

Stuart Hakes & Nigel Longshaw

10.00

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.

10.40

Martin Marshall, GTS

A look at raw materials, chemistry and batch reactions.  

11.20

REFRESHMENTS

11.50

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?

12.30

Panel Questions

13.00

LUNCH

14.00

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.

14.40

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.

15.20

PANEL QUESTIONS

15.40

REFRESHEMENTS

16.15

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.

17.00

CLOSE

19.00

Geoff Evans Dinner

Totally Delicious Trentham Shopping Village advance bookings only