TC11: Materials for Furnaces

TC11 discuses advanced refractory materials and worldwide industrial experience on glass melting furnaces. 

The material properties and application problems are reported and analyzed. 

Testing procedure and inspection methods for refractory materials will be recommended.

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Activities and planned actions



October 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey
October 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany
October 2019 in Venice, Italy
October 2021 on line meeting 





Sven-Roger Kahl (Ardagh Glass): The new requirements for refractories for multi-fuel hybrid furnaces

Bruno Malphettes (SEFPRO):  superstructure corrosion

Rongxing Bei (RHI): Overview of all possible refractories for crown and superstructure

Burak Izmirlioglu (Sisecam): The crown and superstructure refractories and glass defects

Simone Tiozzo (Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro): The glass defects from crown and superstructure

Esref Aydin (Ex TC11 Chairman): Catscratches and Cords

AnneJans Faber (Celsian): Methods and tools to study crown corrosion and heat losses of refractory walls




	Evaluation of different test methods for blistering




Evaluation of different test methods for blistering
- Roland Heidrich (REFEL, Italy)
- Brian Harris (NSG, UK)                   
- Christian Kunert (Schott, Germany)
- Kenji Matano (AGCC, Japan)          


Evaluation of different test methods for corrosion of silica bricks
- Brian Harris (NSG, UK) 
- Burak İzmirlioğlu (ŞİŞECAM, Turkey)
- Christian Kunert (Schott, Germany)
- Rongxing Bei (RHI Magnesita, Germany)

Non-destructive measurement of refractory materials (radar, Ultrasonic..)
- Roland Heidrich (REFEL, Italy)
- Bernhard Fleischmann (HVG, Germany)
- Jean-Pierre Meynckens (AGC, Belgium)



Evaluation of silica testing methods:
- Presentation: Stefano Cappuzzo, Stefano Sanchetti (SSV) 
- Presentation: Andrea Roncaglia (AGC)
 -Presentation: Anne Jans Faber, Marco van Kersbergen (Celsian)

Worked out a silica RRT program:
- all members

-Presentation: Refractory mixes for glass industry, Mark Taylor, Santiago Suarez (Magneco/Metrel)



Online meeting

New technology trend in glass industry, Challenging for refractories:
- Presentation: H²EM (HORIZONTAL [HYBRID] ELECTRIC MELTER). Christoph Jatzwauk (F.I.C. Germany) and Andreas Birle (FlammaTec Germany)
- Presentation: Thermochemical assessment of boundary conditions for silica crown corrosion by Na vapor. Prof. Reinhard Conradt (uniglassAC)

Review of the guide line for RRT on silica bricks


Next steps:

- Evaluation of RRT on silica bricks


Next Meeting:

to be defined




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Bei, Rongxing
Dunkl, Michael
Fleischmann, Bernhard
Gaubil, Michel
Harris, Brian
Heidrich, Roland (Dr.-Ing.)
Izmirlioglu, Burak
Kunert, Christian
Matano, Kenji
Meynckens, Jean-Pierre Committee Position: Chair
Sanchetti, Stefano
Schmitt, Gerhard
Tojo, Shin
van Kersenbergen, Marco
Zborowski, Janusz

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