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The 32nd Hotbels Seminar

   April 25th & 26th, 2017

Held at:

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

1800 Newtown Pike

                 Lexington, KY


Below are a few topics & presenters for this year's Hotbels:


Glass Furnace Campaign Life Expectancy Factors
David Boothe, Allstates Refractory Contractors, LLC
Advanced Solution for Expendables Refractory Material for Improving Glass Spout Lifetime
Thibault Chuffart, SEFPRO
Decrepitation Theory: “A Geological Perspective” Case History
Robert Blake, Lhoist North America
Use of NIR-B Glass to Optimize Furnace Performance
Mark Bennett, AMETEK Land
Refractory Selection & Heat-Up Considerations
Trevor Wilson, DSF Refractories
The Invention of Hot Air:  Containment & Movement for Regeneration Efficiency
Brian Naveken, TECO
Cause & Effect: Refractory Compromise & Corrective Action
Dennis Cawthorn, Fosbel, Inc.
Cause & Effect: Checker Blockage – Challenges in Furnace Operations
Kevin Lievre, Fosbel, Inc.
Breastwall Failure:  Response & Repair
Chuck Mace, Ardagh Glass Group


Check back often:  More to Come!!!





Fosbel, Inc.



Hotbels 2017 Seminar Information:

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

Griffin Gate Marriott

The Griffin Gate Marriott is located at 1800 Newtown Pike in Lexington, Kentucky.

Getting Here:
In addition to the Lexington - LEX (12 miles) airport, the hotel is also in close proximity to the Cincinnati - CVG (68 miles) and Louisville - SDF (80 miles) airports, which may provide more affordable flight options.

Wednesday Afternoon Activities include:

Keeneland Park Race Track


Buffalo Trace Distillery & Kentucky Governor's Mansion, Frankfort, Kentucky:

Tour of Scenic and Historic Frankfort KY including lunch at the 200 year old Glen Willis Mansion, tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery, drive by the Old and New State Capital Buildings, private tour of the Governor’s Mansion, and a visit to Rebecca Ruth's Bourbon Ball factory.

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Congratulations to George Kopser, recipient of the 2015 Hotbels BTU Award.

Congratulations George!

Verallia Wins 2014 BTU Award





Contact us for more info about Hotbels 2017.

The BTU Award: