This years’ SGT Furnace Solutions 12 and Training Day 5 at Lucideon in Stoke -on-Trent on the 7th and 8th June, is now just over a week away.

Places for the Furnace Solutions 12, the Geoff Evans Dinner and Training Day 5 are still available. The SGT’s Melting Technical Committee advises those intending to attend one or both days should book their places quickly before the event is again sold out.

The committee has put together a packed schedule of papers and training sessions.

This years’ Furnace Solutions has attracted 11 presenters from the USA, Turkey, France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, The Netherlands and the UK.

Papers will cover diverse subjects as designing and monitoring the condition of the furnace to extend its life, the use of electricity to melt and condition glass, heat recovery, emission control and post mortem analysis of glass and refractory defects.

There will also be a paper from Glass Futures detailing plans for how the glass industry will be training future engineers and glass technologist to keep this very important UK manufacturing sector competitive.

Training Day 5 has seven sessions run by respected UK engineers and technologists who between them have many practical years of running, maintaining and repairing glass furnaces.

They want to pass on their knowledge and experience to young engineers. Both the Training Day 5 and Furnace Solutions 12 are recognised by IOM3 as part of their Continuing Professional Development programme.

For more information about the Furnace Solutions, the Training Day, hotel details and to book your place visit