2012 Improving Paper Machine Performance Course

This Intermediate-to-Advanced 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.
EXPANDED in this year's course schedule -

Energy evaluations have identified annual savings opportunities ranging from $100,000 to $10 million on single paper machines. Typically 25% of recommended savings can be realized without any capital expenditures. Several mills have reduced annual energy cost by over $1 million by implementing recommendations from the energy evaluations.
In this course, Dick Reese of Dick Reese and Associates, Inc. who has completed energy evaluations on over 125 paper and pulp machines in 56 mills producing all major grades, will help attendees learn how to evaluate energy consumption.
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, Attendees 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 : Bring your laptop computer for this working course. If you don't have one you may share with another.