April 30 - May 4, 2022 | Charlotte, NC USA

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This track will help modern papermakers be successful in today’s world as we bring modern control and data analysis into traditional papermaking processes and equipment. Visit our website often for program updates.


Papermaking Technical Program


Monday, October 4, 2021
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PM1: Kickoff & Panel Discussion
    Session Chair: Todd Varner, Wood Group  
      PM1.1 Speaker Panel

Matt Elhardt, Fisher International
Gary Nyman, International Paper
Mike Gray, Valmet


3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PM2: Papermakers Roundtable
    Session Chair: John Neun, John A. Neun, LLC  
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
 8:00am - 10:00am ET
PM3: Dryer Section, Calender & Winder Matters
This session reviews causes, monitoring, and solutions to Dryer and Dry End Reliability and Operations challenges.
    Session Chair: Mark Harrison, Southern Erectors  
      PM3.1 Calender Barring Review with Experiences Jake Zwart, Spectrum Technologies
      PM3.2 How Should Modern Papermakers Manage Dryer Steam and Condensate Systems? Mark Soucy, Kadant Johnson Systems
      PM3.3 Heat Recovery Systems Alfredo Sarli, Valmet
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PM4:  Press Section Ops: Tech for 2021

Session Chair: John Edwards, Domtar

      PM4.1 Precision Alignment is Critical to Fabric Performance, Sheet Formation & Water Removal Myron Smith, OASIS Alignment Services
      PM4.2 A Method To Assess Press Felts Marcel Lensvelt , Feltest Equipment
       PM4.3 Press Section Performance Optimization Through Technology Thomas Flanders, Voith Paper FRS
 3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PM5: Water Utilization for 2021
    Session Chair: Tom Rodencal, Tom Rodencal & Associates  
      PM5.1 Paper Machine Water Efficiency John A. Neun, LLC
      PM5.2 New Total Solids Measurements Help Optimize Pulp and Paper Industry Wastewater Treatment  Heli Karaila, Valmet (Presented by Craig Hannah, Valmet)
      PM5.3 Flammable Gases in Stock and White Water Systems Rick Wasson, Lake Utopia Paper
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
8:00am - 10:00am ET
PC6-PM6: It's a Science - How to Handle Big Data (Joint Session)
    Session Chair: Paula Hajakian, USG  
      PC6-PM6.1 Machine Learning Algorithm for Online Identification of Wet End Stability Torsten Haverinen-Nielsen, Kemira Chemicals, Inc. (Presented by Meagan Walker, Kemira Chemicals, Inc.)
      PC6-PM6.2 Asset and Process Insight, Driven by Data Analytics Andrew Wyse & Philip Armstrong, Jacobs
      PC6-PM6.3 Using Process Information Survey Techniques to Support Gap Closure David Burton, AstenJohnson
      PC6-PM6.4 Optimizing Mill Effectiveness Through Statistical Process Control (SPC) Kim William Robinson, Process Solutions Group
10:30am - 12:00pm ET
PM7A: Energy Conservation for 2021
    Session Chair: Sarah Dawkins, Solenis  
      PM7A.1 Managing the Paper Machine Vacuum System – An App Doesn't Exist Doug Sweet, Doug Sweet & Associates
      PM7A.2 Pulp and Paper Mill Energy Guidebook Richard Reese, CleanTech Partners
      PM7A.3 How to Balance a Paper Machine Hood Air Systems and Why It's Important Lawrence Yane, Enerquin Air
10:30am - 12:00pm ET
PM7B: Papermaking Success Stories
    Session Chair: Martti Tuomisto, EPIQ AD / Advanced Dynamics 
      PM7B.1 Emerging Failure Mode in Dryer Section Bearing Steven Soetjiandi, SKF
      PM7B.2 Toscotec's Dryer Section Rebuild: The In-Depth Analysis of a Case History Francesco Possenti, Toscotec SpA
      PM7B.3 Overcoming the Traditional Mindset to Design & Build a PM of the Future - Valmet's Case Study Project in Russia Rocky Matuska & Wojciech Niemczyk, Valmet
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PM8: Planning for 2040
    Session Chair: Jon Kerr, Process Training Consultants, Inc  
      PM8.1 Packaging Solutions--A Conversion Checklist Dave Burton, AstenJohnson
      PM8.2 Preliminary Engineering of Successful Paper Machine Conversions Dale Midyette and Megan Chong, Jacobs
      PM8.3 Break Protection – A Dream Becomes Reality Matthias Schmitt, J.M. Voith SE & Co KG|VPH (Presented by Kevin Whitfield, J.M. Voith SE & Co KG|VPH)
3:30pm - 5:00pm
PM9-PA9: Wrap-Up 
    Session Chair: Joseph Mahoney, Buckman & Todd Varner, Wood Group