Furnace Solution 10 takes place on June 4 at Lucideon in Stoke-on-Trent, UK and the preliminary programme includes several speakers.

These are: Richard Hulme of Guardian: “Mental models”.

Joaquin de Diego Rincon of Praxair: “Praxair's Optimelt heat recovery technology – operating experience from a commercial glass furnace”.

Gerry Miller of MGM: “The melting and refining of low iron float glass”.

Erik Muijsenberg of Glass Service: “Intelligent furnace design & control to increase overall glass furnace efficiency”.

Alain Grangeret of AG Gas London: “What is the best burner for my glass furnace?”

Mark Pudner of Glass Technology Services and Neil Simpson of Simpson Combustion and Energy: “Would you like a service with your MOT?”

Andries Habraken of CelSian in collaboration with Fives – “Furnace design optimisation; experience benefits from modelling.”

Training day

The theme of a the training day on June 3 is “Glass Quality: from raw materials to furnace operations.” Speakers for the day include: Prof. John Parker, John Henderson, John Osborn, Geoff Evans, Nick Kirk, Les Gaskell and a paper by Alan Reynolds presented by Nicola Johnson.

The cost of attending each day is £120 + VAT with a 50% discount for Society of Glass Technology (SGT) members.

Further information on attending or sponsoring the event is available at http://www.furnacesolutions.co.uk/ or contact Christine Brown, christine@sgt.org

Neil Simpson Chair of Melting Technical Committee said: “This is our tenth year of Furnace Solutions so we are well ahead of schedule with several confirmed delegates to both events and many major sponsors. The Training Day originally came through request from glass manufacturers.

"This year all speakers have long experience in the glass industry and should be of interest to anyone involved in the glassmaking process, glass furnace designers and raw material suppliers.

"For anyone wishing to attend both days it is worth noting that the discount will pay for their SGT subscription which will enable all the benefits of membership of a Society in its 99th year!”