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A Glass Technology Forum Presented By Hotwork & Fosbel 

Hotbels 2018 

The 33rd Hotbels Seminar

Wednesday & Thursday

April 25th & 26th, 2018



2018 Speakers

SmartMelter:  New Industry Standard in Furnace Maintenance    & Health Monitoring

Yakup Bayram, PaneraTech

Monolithic Materials & Practices:  From Steel to Glass

Anna Broughton, Minteq International

Changes of Silica & OSHA Standards at the Work Site

Dragan Savic, SCT

Best Practices:  Do We (Should We?) Have Them?

Philip Ross, Glass Industry Consulting

Thermal Imaging NOx Filter Helps Optimize Combustion for Emission Reduction

Philippe Kerbois, AMETEK Land & Neil Simpson, Simpson           Combustion & Energy

Stones & Knots: The Devil Is In The Details 

Terry Fisk, JTF Microscopy

Operating Experience with OPTIMELT™ Heat Recovery Technology

Dr. Stefan Laux, Praxair Inc.

Economics of Hot Repair

Dennis Cawthorn, Fosbel Inc.

PlanarTek Forehearth Combustion Technology

John Neufeld, Fives Stein Ltd.





Hotbels 2018 Seminar Information: 


Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa 

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.

Thursday Afternoon Activities: 

Keeneland Park Race Track 

Tour of Kentucky Castle (including lunch) and The Aviation Museum 

The BTU Award:

Congratulations to David Boothe, recipient of the 2017 Hotbels BTU Award, and Reberto Cabrera, recipient of the 2016 Hotbels BTU Award!