Process Control

April 28 - May 1, 2024 | Cleveland, OH

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Process Control (PC)

The Process Control track focuses on process measurement and control. 


Process Control Technical Program

CEUs are awarded to eligible attendees after each Process Control Session listed below.  

Monday, April 24, 2023
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
Session 1: Paper Machine QCS Handbook Tutorial
    Session Chair: Kerry Figiel, International Paper  
    PC1.1  Paper Machine QCS Handbook – Vision, Insights, and Value Proposition Seyhan Nuyan, Retired (Valmet, Inc.)  
    PC1.2 QCS Handbook Chapter 11 – Production Transition and Optimizing Controls Tim Murphy, ABB  

QCS Handbook Chapter 12—Color Control and Shade Change Solutions

Shih-Chin Chen, Retired (ABB)
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
Session 2: Trend of Data-driven Applications

Session Chair: Lu Athnos, ABB


The Use of Spectroscopy Combined with Advanced Statistics for Better Process Control

Jonathon Speed, Keit Spectrometers



Open Source Dataset Generator for Data Analytics

Patrick Dixon, Pulmac Systems International

    PC2.3 Augmenting Papermakers’ Expertise with AI Markus Jääskeläinen, SimAnalytics  
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
8:00am - 10:00am ET
Session 3: Technology & Vision for Automation's Future
    Session Chair: Shih-Chin Chen, Retired (ABB)
     PC3.1 The Evolution of Process Automation - The Past, The Present, and The Future - A Visionary Treatise Seyhan Nuyan, Retired (Valmet, Inc.)  
    PC3.2 Next Generation APC Model Identification Workflow with AI Enabled Adaptive Advanced Process Control: Pulp and Paper Applications Nikolaos Pratikakis, AspenTech  
    PC3.3 SASI: A Novel Program to Better Prepare Students for Careers in Process Control and Automation Douglas Coffin, Miami University  

Process Control - View of Autonomous Future

Michael Forbes, Honeywell Inc.  
2:00pm - 3:30pm ET
Session 4: : Papermachine Control Applications
(Joint Session with Papermaking Technology and Operations)
    Session Chair: David Worzalla, International Paper; Mary Kombolias, Agrafa Solutions LLC  
    PC4.1-PM5 Economic Control of Paper and Pulp Processes Shih-Chin Chen, Retired (ABB)   
    PC4.2-PM5 AI Driven Autonomous Process Optimization Matthew Callicott, Solenis, LLC  
    PC4.3-PM5 Process Variability Reduction Markku Mustonen, Conmark Systems Inc.  
4:00pm - 5:30pm ET
Session 5: Modeling and Analysis Techniques
(Joint Session w/Papermaking Fundamentals)
    Session Co-Chairs: Amanda Sans, Global Process Automation; Michael Forbes, Honeywell  

Analysis Techniques for Process Variability Evaluation in Paper Making

Seyhan Nuyan, Retired (Valmet, Inc.)  
    PC5.2-PF5 Modelling Strength Properties of Kraft Linerboard made on Multi-ply Paper Machine from Component Properties and Machine Factors Ajit Kumar Ghosh, AKG Process Consulting  
    PC5.3-PF5 Paperboard Surface Smoothness Correlation Study Sergio Giuste, WestRock  
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
8:30am - 9:00am ET
Session 6: Machine Vision

 Session Chair: Jason Leiby, International Paper Company

    PC6.1 Data Integration and Analytics for Paper Web Inspection Pete Angle, Valmet  
9:15am - 10:15am ET
Session 7: Importance of Sensor Correlations

Session Chair: Lu Athnos, ABB

    PC7.2 TIP - Moisture Dynamic Sensor Correlation Method Val De Leo, Valmet  
10:30AM – 11:30AM ET
Session 8: Best Practices for Field Instrumentation

 Session Chair: Amanda Sans

     PC8.1 Best Practices for Magnetic Flow Meters Vince Miller, Emerson  
    PC8.2 Best Practices for Consistency Meters Craig Hannah, Valmet