Expert in Soda-Lime Glass Manufacturing
Expert ID: 108272 California, USA
GLASS TECHNOLOGY; GLASS BATCH FORMULATION; GLASS DEFECT IDENTIFICATION. Expert has established and specified raw material quality standards and vendor partnerships. He has defined batch formulations for desired glass properties, color development, and optimized melting properties. He has worked to define quality specifications and processing requirements for glass recycling and has evaluated alternate raw material substitutions. He is also familiar with glass testing requirements, defect identification, and fracture analysis procedures.
GLASS MELTING FURNACES. A significant portion of Expert's career has been involved with all phases of continuous glass melting furnaces. He has designed, purchased, constructed, operated, and audited all-electric and gas, electric boosted, and oil fired regenerative furnaces. These efforts have included budget development, specifying refractories, choosing combustion equipment, contractor selection, choosing instrumentation. He has also determined operating procedures for optimizing energy efficiency, satisfying glass quality requirements, and optimizing furnace life. Expert is very knowledgeable about issues involving 100% oxygen fired melting conversions. He also conducts customized training programs for operators and technicians.
GLASS MELTING FURNACE AIR EMISSIONS. Expert has had significant involvement with air emission generation and control issues for glass melting furnaces. This has included efforts to minimize particulate, SOX, and NOX by process modifications and evaluating alternative add-on control equipment. He has played an active role in the process for California (CARB & SCAQMD) and Federal (EPA) Rule Development for glass furnaces.
GLASS MELTING OPERATIONS. Expert has performed audits and troubleshooting of furnace and forehearth areas. He has worked with energy conservation and cost reduction programs. Additionally, he has conducted refractory inspections for life expectations and replacement considerations.
|Year: 1965||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Ceramic Engineering||Institution: University of Illinois|
|Years: 1992 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department:|
Responsibilities:Expert is an independent consultant dealing with glass manufacturing issues, with a focus on glass production from raw materials through melting.
|Years: 1977 to 1992||Employer: Kerr Glass||Title: Divisional Vice President||Department:|
Responsibilities:He was responsible for batch and furnace engineering for the corporation.
|Years: 1972 to 1977||Employer:||Title: Department Manager||Department:|
Responsibilities:Expert was responsible for batch and furnace engineering for a glass tableware facility.
|Years: 1968 to 1972||Employer:||Title: Area Furnace Engineer||Department:|
Responsibilities:The staff had responsibility for batch and furnace operations in 10 container glass facilities.
|Years: 1965 to 1968||Employer:||Title: Department Head of Batch & Furnace||Department:|
Responsibilities:Expert had responsibility for batch and furnace operations for a container glass facility.
|Associations / Societies|
|As Chairman, Expert's committee advised a number of research organizations, including the Gas Research Institute and the Electric Power Research Institutes, on glass manufacturing related issues. He has served on programming committees of the American Ceramic Society and the Annual Conference on Glass Problems. He was named a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. He is also a member of the Phoenix Award Committee.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has authored, presented, and published a number of technical papers relating to glass production issues.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has performed services as an expert witness in jury trial and both domestic and international arbitration.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert teaches a variety of seminars at American Glass Research regarding glass melting operations. He also conducts on site training on a variety of production subjects at manufacturing sites.|
| Expert has experience locating vendors of glass making raw materials, glass container manufacturing equipment, glass furnace refractories and combustion/ temperature process control.
He has access to the following resources to aid in vendor location: personal experience and industry contacts.
|Expert does not get involved with Sales/Marketing issues, but can discuss a variety of manufacturing issues which contribute to manufacturing costs.|
Fields of Expertise
glass batch formulation, glass container, glass defect identification, glass engineering, glass furnace, glass furnace air emission process, glass furnace air emission product, glass manufacturing, glass technology, regenerative glass furnace, soda-lime glass, soda-lime glass manufacturing, combustion engineering, furnace refractory system, glass batch material, container industry, glass quality, glass fracturing, industrial glass, bottle glass, glass sand, technical management, furnace design, fracture analysis, glass cullet, molten glass, color formulation, furnace air emission product, emission control, container glass, glass property, nitrogen oxide emissions reduction, scrap glass, nitrogen oxide compound environmental effect, stationary source sulfur dioxide control, stationary source particulate control equipment, stationary-source particulate control, stationary source nitrogen oxide control, energy-efficient clay processing, energy-efficient glass processing, very high-temperature furnace, sulfur oxide compound environmental effect, particulate pollution process, air pollution process, energy-efficient stone processing, energy-efficient temperature control, glass chemistry, process modification, sulfur oxide compound, oxygen, temperature control, particulate material, natural gas, glass ceramic, gas furnace, combustion furnace, combustion control, ceramic property