Mill Maintenance Education Exchange

April 22 - 26, 2023 | Atlanta, GA USA

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Mill Maintenance Education Exchange

Wednesday, April 26, 2022

9:00am - 12:00pm • Exhibit Hall

Calling all Mill Managers, Supervisors, and Superintendents.  These sessions are specifically curated with your needs in mind.

Attendees will receive CEUs for attending these sessions.

One location, half-day, full education on Lighting, Lubrication, Preventative Maintenance, and Asset Effectiveness (to name a few).

This is an amazing opportunity to take your mill and your career to the next level.



Title, Speaker and Company


9:00AM - 9:30AM

Improve Asset Effectiveness - Solve unexpected breakdown problems using predictive equipment.

Speaker: Matthew Derner

Hydraulic Institute

Traditional preventive maintenance alone cannot solve the problems of unexpected breakdowns. With asset performance management powered by low-touch machine learning, it’s now possible to extract value from decades of design and operations data to perform prescriptive maintenance and optimize asset performance. This disruptive technology deploys precise failure pattern recognition with very high accuracy to predict equipment breakdowns months in advance.

A new set of technologies is driving a move from creating detailed models of asset behavior to identifying the “signatures” of failures. In recent months, we’ve worked with numerous clients to complete  projects in their facilities. These projects are demonstrating the value of a new approach to improving asset effectiveness.

Learned Outcomes: when the customer continues to focus on finding solutions to improve capacity using the power of automation in a secure but reliable and efficient way using existing data and resources. The AspenTech suite of asset performance management solutions provides the foundation for driving this effort.

9:30AM - 10:00AM 

Pumps - Fundamentals, Assessment and Optimization.

Speaker: Robert Macaulay

Emerson Aspentech

  • Pump Industry Fundamental Body of Knowledge
  • Introduction to the Pump Industry Knowledge Areas
  • Overview of Pump System Fundamentals
  • Overview of Pump System Assessment Principals
  • Overview of Pump System Optimization Principals
10:00AM - 10:30AM 

Lubrication - Challenges, Analysis and Optimization.

Speaker: Bennett Fitch 

Noria Corporation

How to Cost Justify Your Lubrication Program

The cost of a reactive maintenance program can be up to 10 times that of a proactive approach. This affects numerous aspects of your business, including downtime, employee morale, attrition to share price and even operational viability.

In this presentation, Austin O'Kelley of Noria Corporation explains why a proactive maintenance regime and sound asset management program should start with a world-class lubrication program.

You'll learn:

  • The core elements of lubrication excellence and the best ways to achieve, sustain and measure its impact on your organization.
  • Strategies to present and secure program buy-in from company leadership.
  • Tools and exercises to calculate the program’s return on investment and other financial metrics.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn how your organization, clients, or peers can leverage a successful lubrication program for incredible competitive advantage.

10:30AM - 11:00AM

QCS Preventative Maintenance and System Documentation.  Learn, identify, understand problems and responses.

Speaker: Elwyn Green

OnCare Digital Assets Inc.

Predicative technology recognizes failure patterns to prevent equipment breakdowns months in advance. Attendees will have a better understanding of the QCS measurements and controls and increase their knowledge to quickly identify common problems, thus minimizing downtime

Topics covered will include:

  • Preventative and corrective maintenance
  • Scheduling frequency
  • Documentation & Maintaining history or corrections and Calls Problems
  • Causes, solutions, Troubleshooting tips, Measurements, Basis weight, Moisture Controls, Process Analysis
  • Support: Remote Monitoring & Support, Onsite & Dispatch

Learning outcome

  • Understand the importance of Preventative Maintenance and System Documentation
  • Increased knowledge of common measurement problems and troubleshooting
  • Increased knowledge to identify control issues and the source.
  • Understand resources available when support is needed.
11:00AM - 11:30AM

Lighting - Implement and maintain before it’s too late. 

Speakers: Paul Kuester


As a lighting manufacture for extreme environments, often lighting in mills are overlooked until it’s too late.  The lifecycle of a lighting system, if well maintained in the right environment, can be greater than 20 years along with one of the best places to experience cost savings and reduction in CO2 emissions. 
11:30AM - 12:00PM

Paper Machine Cleaning - Technical best practices

Speaker: Ross Anderskow 

Crews Chemicals

  • A thorough explanation of machine cleaning best practices including showering, press dewatering, temperatures, and recommendations
  • Parameters to monitor to insure maximum OME
  • How machine cleanliness relates to drainage, performance, and production efficiency


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