Conference on Glass Problems (GPC)

2022 Oct 31
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About the Event


The 83rd Conference on Glass Problems will take place October 31-November 3, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The Conference on Glass Problems is organized by the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council and Alfred University. It is endorsed by The American Ceramic Society.


October 31 - November 03, 2022


Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus OH, USA

SEFPRO at the Conference on Glass Problems

When ? Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

How will the electrification of glass furnaces impact refractories?

In order to decrease CO2 emission in glass melting processes, glass industry use more extensively electrical boosting. This induce particular combine stresses on Fused cast electrode blocks such as glass corrosion, thermo-mechanical stresses, thermo-electrical stresses. Based on post mortem fused cast electrode block studies, laboratory pilot corrosion tests and numerical simulations we will discussed the complex damaging process these particular block.

We will observe the properties evolution of refractory material submitted to glass flow rate and intensive electrical current. With the support of the long experience on refractory material application, different refractory material choice will be proposed. Thanks to thermos-mechanical FEM numerical simulation, electrode block system including electrode holder and their influence on thermal stresses fields will be analyzed.

Finally, we will describe a simplified corrosion simulation model than can help to establish recommendation and could help for refractory choices. 

Authors & Affiliation: Isabell Gross, Research Engineer for SEFPRO

Isabell Gross, Research Engineer for SEFPRO and speaker at the GPC