2015 TAPPI Improving Paper Machine Performance Course

2015 TAPPI Improving Paper Machine Performance Course

This intermediate- to advanced-level course will help you:

  • Improve performance and optimize the efficiency of your paper machine
  • Evaluate the performance of paper machines against industry standards
Learn from four of TAPPI's most experienced instructors, TAPPI Fellows Jim Atkins, Dick Reese, Chuck Klass and Ken Hill.

Jim Atkins will lead you through a real mill improvement project and show you how you can do the same thing in your mill.

Dick Reese will show you how to make big savings in energy costs by correcting problems which often require little or no capital expenditures.

Chuck Klass will teach you how to evaluate size press and coating operations to get the most out of what you have.

Ken Hill will give you the tools you need to evaluate and benchmark dryer systems, so you can correct problems and dry more paper.

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Who Should Attend?
Process engineers and mid-to-upper level manufacturing managers within the paper manufacturing industry will find this course beneficial.

Service technicians, sales personnel and engineers within the chemical and equipment categories will also benefit by attending this course.
A degree in engineering or other technical field is suggested, but not required.

A good working knowledge of the paper machine is recommended. This is not an introductory course.
Learning Outcomes
After attending this course, you should be able to:
  • Explain how to establish a paper machine performance audit
  • Determine the tools needed to benchmark paper machine operations
  • Identify areas of PM performance that are sub-standard
  • Utilize the tools from this course to improve paper machine operations and paper quality

Equipment Needed
Bring your laptop computer for this working course. If you don't have one, you may share with another.