Falorni Tech Glass Melting Technology
Filtraglass
Banner

Society of Glass Technology“s Spring Meeting 2000: schedule and plans

The Society of Glass Technology“s Spring Meeting, which will be held on 7-9 June at the World of Glass, St. Helens (UK), will look at glass making issues from the mixing of batch to its conditioning….

The Society of Glass Technology“s Spring Meeting, which will be held on 7-9 June at the World of Glass, St. Helens (UK), will look at glass making issues from the mixing of batch to its conditioning. According to the organizers, the Thursday of the meeting will begin with a keynote lecture presented by Dr Bill Pardoe of Pilkington Plc. The following session has papers on batch preheating by Dick Marshall of BOC Gases, US, optimizing batch formulation and furnace operation by David Myers of Appleby Calumite, and then a joint discussion on the standards for glass batch components by Margaret West of Sheffield Hallam University and John Osborn of Beatson Clark. The afternoon session begins with a talk on batch plant, this is followed by Dr Gordon Richardson and John Parker presenting a joint paper on the many options for training and continued education. Dr David Martlew of Pilkington will present the last paper of the session, an evaluation of a Victorian glass tank furnace. After a short break, the President Mr John Clark will deliver his Presidential Address followed by a short talk by the winner of the 1999 Student Project Prize and the Annual General Meeting of the Society of Glass Technology. The Friday morning session begins with a look at the potential of glass making refractories by Geoff Evans of GlasRef, this is then followed by Alan Stephens of BH-F discussing glass conditioning improvements through computer aided engineering and glass chemistry in the furnace by Professor Michael Cable of Sheffield University. The final session of the meeting begins with Ken Paul of Emhart discussing the effects of internal radiation and natural convection on glass conditioning, Richard Sims of SORG looks at flexibility in glass conditioning design, and finally Andy Hartley of British Glass/Glass Technology-Services on melting issues at the start of a new century. Visits to at least two local glass makers will take place on the Wednesday afternoon. The World of Glass is a new interactive learning centre for families, schoolchildren and the community and is based on collections such as the Pilkington Glass Museum and it uses a refurbished Victorian glass making furnace as its focus. The conference will use the centre“s new meetings facilities. The St Helens Stakis Hotel is next door to the World of Glass and other hotel accommodation is a short drive away. For further information contact the Conference Department at the Society.

Sign up for free to the glassOnline.com daily newsletter

Subscribe now to our daily newsletter for full coverage of everything you need to know about the world glass industry!

We don't send spam! Read our Privacy Policy for more information.

Share this article
Related news