CelSian discussed energy balance simulations at the Glassman Europe 2023 conference.

Andries Habraken, Segment Leader in Process Optimisation at CelSian, gave a presentation on Energy Balance Simulations to Quantify Energy/Cost savings.

Abstract: Glass companies are increasingly utilising various solutions and tactics to try to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption in the short term. However, accurately quantifying these advancements is still an arduous task.

That's where Energy Balance Simulations become vital as they enable glass companies to rapidly estimate their energy and carbon savings. This is made possible by auditing and benchmarking companies’ glass furnaces against furnaces from around the globe.

That way, Energy Balance modelers can quickly gain insights regarding their furnaces’ performances and make thoughtful decisions that maximise energy savings.

See the conference video from Glassman Europe 2023 below.

PDFs of all presentations are available here.

Biography: Andries Habraken is a highly experienced computational fluid dynamics specialist with 25 years of professional experience in the glass industry. After his studies in applied physics, he began his career at TNO, the Dutch research institute, as a simulation engineer and carried through to project manager when TNO Glass Group became CelSian Glass & Solar in 2012.

For the past eleven years, he has served as Segment Leader in Process Optimisation, responsible for all GTM-x and EBM customers around the world. Throughout his career, he has built an extensive experience in new builds, rebuilds and optimisation studies of glass furnaces in all glass segments.

Active member of TC21, the International Committee on Glass’ technical committee for modelling of glass melts, he has published more than 15 papers for conferences and academics and is regularly invited to speak at conferences and provide workshops on furnace modelling and many other topics related to glass.