NEW DATES ADDED: Glass Furnace Training Courses – Combustion and Optimisation

Friday, June 21, 2019

NEW DATES ADDED: Neil Simpson, Simpson Combustion and Energy, is running glass furnace training courses, sponsored by AMETEK Land, in Milan, Italy during July 2019.  

Basics of Combustion in Glass Melting Furnaces and Troubleshooting
Course 1 - Basics of Combustion in Glass Melting Furnaces and Troubleshooting

16th July 2019 - AMETEK Land (Via della Liberazione 24, Peschiera Borromeo, 20068), Milan, Italy
 
This one-day training course is aimed at batch and furnace departments and associated personnel. The primary audience is furnace operators, supervisors and supporting staff in environmental, maintenance, engineering and related suppliers.

As a result of recent emission legislation many plants have to meet increased emissions limits specifically for NOx. In many companies there are only one or two personnel who know how the current Low NOx burners work and have the confidence to adjust burners. This is frequently the highest single point of energy utilisation on a glass plant. The primary goal of the morning session is to give all operators a basic understanding of combustion and burner adjustment for good furnace operation with confidence to start the troubleshooting or optimisation process. To conclude there will be an overview of oxy-fuel and other new technology.

Upon completion of the workshop participants should be;

  • Aware of basic combustion technology within the context of energy utilisation and emissions legislation
  • Be able to describe the basic processes of burner adjustment for good furnace operation
  • Be confident in applying a troubleshooting and combustion optimisation processes
  • Be fully aware of oxy-fuel and emerging burner technologies
 Furnace Optimisation Using In-furnace Thermal Imaging
Course 2 - Furnace Optimisation Using In-furnace Thermal Imaging

17th July 2019 - AMETEK Land (Via della Liberazione 24, Peschiera Borromeo, 20068), Milan, Italy

This new one-day training course is aimed at batch and furnace departments and associated personnel. The primary audience is batch and furnace managers, supervisors and supporting staff in environmental, maintenance, engineering and related suppliers.  By using data files from oxy fuel, regenerative end-fired and cross-fired furnaces will show how the thermal data can be interpreted and used to potentially increase pull/yield, reduce energy and emissions, with the underlying goal to protect the furnace asset.

Upon completion of the workshop participants should be;

  • Be able to measure thermal profile to confirm hot spot location and deviation from set point
  • Assess potential for yield or through-put improvements
  • Identify hot/cold spots and refractory damage to protect asset over time
  • Identify source/locations of parasitic air or over-cooling
  • Identify regenerator blockages
  • Be able use time lapse for batch pile tracking with alarms
  • Be able to analyse air fuel flames for combustion optimisation for energy and NOx reduction
  • Consider camera locations for permanent installations and surveys

To confirm pricing, reserve your place or request further details, please email Neil Simpson  here

About the Presenter

Neil SimpsonNeil Simpson, Simpson Combustion and Energy, is an Independent Consultant and Combustion specialist able to bring hands-on experience of combustion troubleshooting and optimisation. Visit Neil's LinkedIn page  here