This year’s conference Furnace Solutions conference is truly international.

Dr. Yakup Bayram, of PaneraTech and Fosbel’s Joe McKintosh, both from the USA, are first time visitors as is Tunc Goruney from Sisecam, Turkey.

Richard Stormont from the UK’s Electroglass will also be attending the conference for the first time and presenting a paper relating to the important role of electricity in glass forming and conditioning.

Training Day 5 will also be of interest to furnace engineers. Peter West from Ardagh Glass will discuss the repairing of Silica Crowns, with additional papers from Fives Stein, Lizmontagens, Teco and Dismatec covering extending the life of electric furnaces, maintaining regenerators, repairing fibre furnaces and the inspection of furnaces.

An important element to extending furnace life and service is the correct inspection and selection of refractories, which will be covered by Sam Franklin

The two days will be of interesting and enjoyable to float, container and fibre glass engineers with strong relevant papers and time to network with fellow professionals.

Furnace Solutions and Training Day takes place at Lucideon in Stoke -on-Trent, UK on June 7 and 8.