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NEW DATES ADDED: Combustion and Optimisation in Glass Melting Furnaces Online Training 2021

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

NEW DATES ADDED: Neil Simpson, Simpson Combustion and Energy, is conducting new glass furnace training courses online, sponsored by AMETEK Land and CelSian

*Please note, all owners of the NIR-B will receive a £45 discount on all courses*

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Course 1 - Basics of Combustion and Under-Port Burners in Glass Melting Furnaces 
10th & 17th May 2021 - Virtual

This half day training online training course will be held on Monday 10th May 8.30-12.30GMT and will be repeated Monday 17th May 13.00-17.00 GMT. The primary audience is furnace operators, supervisors and supporting staff in Environmental, Maintenance, Engineers and related Suppliers. Upon completion of the workshop participants should be;

• aware of basic combustion technology within the context of energy utilisation and emissions legislation 
• able to describe the basic processes of burner adjustment for good furnace operation 
• able to provide a verbal assessment of combustion status to their supervisor

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 of process.

Cost £250 plus VAT per person. A certificate of attendance will be provided and pdf of critical slides. Discounted to £225 plus VAT per person for those attending a 2nd course, CelSian & Simpson Combustion Alumni, Glass Trend and Society of Glass Technology Members.

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Course 2 - Furnace Pressure and Combustion Optimisation for Heat Transfer and NOx 
11th & 18th May 2021 - Virtual

This half day training online training course will be held on Tuesday 11th May 8.30-12.30GMT and will be repeated Tuesday 18th May 13.00-17.00 GMT. The primary audience is experienced furnace operators, supervisors and supporting staff in Environmental, Maintenance, Engineers and related Suppliers. Upon completion of the workshop participants should be; 

• aware of the importance in furnace pressure and impact on the furnace operation 
• confident in applying a troubleshooting and combustion optimisation processes 
• aware of emerging burner technologies for NOx reduction 

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. To conclude there will be an overview of new combustion technology.

Cost £250 plus VAT per person. A certificate of attendance will be provided and pdf of critical slides. Discounted to £225 plus VAT for those attending a 2nd course, CelSian & Simpson CombustionAlumni, Glass Trend and Society of Glass Technology Members.

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Course 3 - Basics of In-Furnace Thermal Imaging and What It Really Shows 
12th & 19th May 2021 - Virtual

This half day online training course will be held on Wednesday 12th May 8.30-12.30GMT and will be repeated Wednesday 19th May 13.00-17.00 GMT. The primary audience is Furnace Operators, Batch and Furnace Managers, supervisors and supporting staff in Environmental, Maintenance, Engineers and related Suppliers. By using data files from oxy fuel, regenerative endfired and cross-fired furnaces will show how the thermal data can be interpreted

Upon completion of the workshop participants should be; 

• able to measure thermal profile to confirm hot spot location and deviation from set point 
• identify hot/cold spots and refractory damage to protect asset over time 
• able use time lapse for batch pile tracking with alarms

Cost £295 plus VAT per person. A certificate of attendance will be provided and pdf of criticalslides. Discounted to £250 per person plus VAT for those attending a 2nd course, AMETEK Land NIR-B users, CelSian & Simpson Combustion Alumni, Glass Trend and Society of Glass Technology Members.

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Course 4 - How to use In-Furnace Thermal Imaging and Survey for Furnace Optimisation 
13th & 20th May 2021 - Virtual

This half day online training course will be held on Thursday 13th May 8.30-12.30GMT and will be repeated Thursday 20th May 13.00-17.00 GMT. The course is aimed at Batch and Furnace department and associated personnel. The primary audience is Batch and Furnace Managers, supervisors and supporting staff in Environmental, Maintenance, Engineers 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 used to potentially increase pull/yield, reduce energy and emissions, with the underlying goal to protect the furnace asset. 

• assess potential for yield or through-put improvements 
• identify source/locations of parasitic air or over-cooling 
• identify regenerator blockages 
• able to analyse air fuel flames for combustion optimisation for energy and NOx reduction 
• consider camera locations for permanent installations and surveys

Cost £295 plus VAT per person. A certificate of attendance will be provided and pdf of critical slides. Discounted to £250 per person plus VAT for those attending a 2nd course, AMETEK Land NIR-B users, CelSian & Simpson Combustion Alumni, Glass Trend and Society of Glass Technology Members.

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Course 5 - Oxy Fuel combustion in glass melting 
14th & 21st May 2021 - Virtual

This half day training online training course will be held on Friday 14th May 8.30-12.30GMT and will be repeated Friday 21st May 13.00-17.00 GMT. The course is aimed at Batch and Furnace department, Industrial Gas Companies, Combustion companies and associated personnel. The primary audience is furnace operators, supervisors and supporting staff in Environmental, Maintenance, Engineers and related Suppliers including design and commissioning engineers. Upon completion of the workshop participants should be; 

• aware of basic oxy combustion technology within the context of energy utilisation and emissions legislation 
• able to describe the basic processes of oxy burner adjustment for good furnace operation 
• able to provide a verbal assessment of combustion status to their supervisor 
• confident in applying a troubleshooting and combustion optimisation processes
• awareness of oxy fuel technologies and potential applications 

The primary goal of the session is to give all operators a basic understanding of oxy fuel combustion and burner adjustment for good furnace operation with confidence to start the troubleshooting or optimisation process. Both 100% oxy fuel and oxy fuel boosting of regenerative furnaces will be covered.

Cost £295 plus VAT per person. A certificate of attendance will be provided and pdf of critical slides. Discounted to £250 plus VAT for those attending a 2nd course, CelSian & Simpson Combustion Alumni, Glass Trend and Society of Glass Technology Members.

INDUSTRIAL COMBUSTION DECARBONISATION - TRAINING COURSE




Course 6 - Industrial combustion decarbonisation (NEW)
24th & 25th May 2021 - Virtual

This half day training online training course will be held on  24th May 9:00-12.00GMT and will be repeated Tuesday 25th May 13.00-16.00 GMT. The course addresses the many questions around the impact of Hydrogen or bio diesel on high temperature combustion and how to plan for decarbonization beyond 100% electrical conversion.

Cost to attend each session is £450 plus VAT but discounted to £395 plus VAT for multiple attendees Simpson C&E Alumni, Glass Trend and SGT Members. These decarbonisation courses are sponsored by CelSian, DSF, Fives and AMETEK Land.

To reserve your place or request further details, please email 
scecombustioncourse@gmail.com

About the Presenter
Neil Simpson
Neil 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