Glass Service – report on the Seminar on Furnace Design

22-23 May 2019 Glass Service held the 15th International Seminar on Furnace Design – Operation and Process Simulation at the beautiful and relaxing Hotel Horal mountain resort in Velke Karlovice, Czechia

Glass Service (GS) had a very successful 15th International Seminar on Furnace Design – Operation and Process Simulation, held on 22-23 May 2019 at the beautiful and relaxing Hotel Horal mountain resort in Velke Karlovice, Czechia. The event was attended by about 150 glass experts from 25 countries, all over the world including USA, Mexico, Japan, India, Saudi Arabia, Russia, New Zealand and several European nations including UK. Feedback from participants was very positive.

In conjunction with the Seminar, on 21 May, the ICG Technical Committee 15 & 21 Meeting and the GS Glass Furnace Model (GFM) User Meeting were held, attended by 40 glass specialist.

The Seminar has shown the attendees the latest developments on furnace optimization and CO2 reduction with support from simulations and advanced control. There were contributions from: Johns Manville, Owens Corning, AGC, SEFPRO, FIC UK and several others. Further it continued on new developments around Industry 4.0 – what it will bring to further automatize & optimize the glass melting process, such as automatic batch monitoring integration.

The 7th GS Modeling Award was given to Bruno Purnode from Owens Corning. Bruno made a significant contribution to the use of simulation tools within his company and on conferences worldwide.

The event takes place every two years and brings together 150+ glass experts from around the world to discuss the use of simulation & control tools, with the goal of optimizing the glass melting and forming process.

The next event will be held on 16-17 June 2021.

For further information, please visit the GS website at www.gsl.cz or send your questions to seminar@gsl.cz.