Glass Service (GS) will organise the 15th International Seminar on ‘Furnace Design – Operation and Process Simulation’ on 22-23rd May 2019 at Hotel Horal in Velke Karlovice, Czech Republic.

In conjunction with the seminar, the ICG Technical Committee 15 & 21 Meeting and GS Glass Furnace Model (GFM) User Meeting will be held on the 21st May.

Topics will focus on energy consumption and savings. This will include: Application of modelling – furnace design and forehearth simulation; modelling of combustion and electric melting; use of models in furnace operation and related advanced control; glass quality and yield improvement; glass forming simulation; CO2 reduction strategies and Industry 4.0 and hot end.

It will be aimed at those seeking to learn more about Industry 4.0 and the optimisation of glass melting furnaces with CFD simulation. Delegates can present and learn about the newest developments in the simulation of furnaces and advanced furnace control.

The seminar will focus on presentations that provide solutions to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% or more by the year 2030, following the Paris Climate agreement.

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

Contributions will include invited lectures, regular lectures and posters. Oral presentations will be limited to 25 minutes plus five minutes for discussion. Posters will be presented in a separate session.

Participants can submit an abstract of approximately 200 words before 28th February.

Pictured: Glass Service Seminar on Furnace Design - Operation & Process Simulation 2017