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TMS 2012: Continuing Education:
Furnace Systems Technology Workshop
March 11-15, 2012 • Orlando, FL

Who should attend:
The course is directed toward cast shop supervisors / managers, technical support, and engineers who work with casting furnaces. Download the Course Flier (PDF).


Workshop Overview
Reduce costs, improve quality, and increase throughput with a thorough understanding of casting furnaces. This course is a comprehensive review of furnace technology and cast shop practices for improving efficiency, quality, and productivity while minimizing emissions and waste.

Topics include: basics of combustion, heat transfer, burner technology, understanding preheated combustion air, reverberatory furnace design, metal circulation, furnace technology, fundamentals of fans and blowers, reduction of melt loss, refractory selection and installation, and emissions / baghouse issues. Speakers for each topic are experts in their field to help you understand and improve your operation.

Course Presenters

  • Don Whipple - Bloom Engineering
  • Deanna Weaver - Robinson Fans
  • John Sutton - Harbison-Walker Refractories
  • Jon Gillespie - Gillespie & Powers
  • Oliver Moos – Gautschi
  • Jim Grayson - Pyrotek / EMP Inc.
  • David Edgerton – Dantherm
  • Jim Checkeye - Bloom Engineering


Date and Time:
Sunday, March 11, 2012 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Course Tuition:
Member Fee: $125
Nonmember Fee: $175
Late Member Fee: $150
Late Nonmember Fee: $225

How to Register:
Meeting registrants may sign up for this course using the online registration form or register on-site at the registration desk.


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