Inamori School of Engineering

Short Courses: Energy Relevancy of the Glass Making Process
(Energy Practices for Engineers and Plant Personnel)

Who Attends
Glass manufacturing plant personnel, batch and furnace supervisors, forming supervisors, manufacturing and process engineers, maintenance supervisors and anyone else who requires knowledge of how glass is manufactured, how energy is consumed in the process, how the energy can be used more efficiently and how environmental emissions can be decreased.

Course Description
This course will present the basics of glass manufacturing and combustion processes, energy usage in glass manufacturing plants and opportunities for more efficient energy usage.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to energy concerns of the American Glass Industry.
  • Glass industry energy footprints.
  • Overview of glass making processes (process steps and energy and environmental aspects).
  • Fundamentals of thermal processes related to glass manufacturing.
  • Energy savings opportunities (techniques, improved operations, heat recovery and error reduction).
  • Introduction to on-line tools and other available resources that can help save energy in glass making operations.

Dr. Arvind Thekdi, President, E3M Corporation, Daniel Wishnick, consultant with 23 years experience in the glass manufacturing industry, and Dr. Alexis Clare, Professor of Glass Science in the Kazuo Inamori School of Engineering, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University.

This course was developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy EERE (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy) Industries of the Future program.

Course Fee
$1,195.00 (2.5 days). For this first offering of the course, the price will be discounted for member companies of the NSF Industry-University Center for Glass Research (CGR) and the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) and for a limited number of others on a first-to-register basis. If interested, please contact Marlene Wightman and tell her your availability this summer so that we may optimally schedule the course.