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

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Papermaking (PM)



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, May 2, 2022
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PM1: Green Flag - Opening Panel Discussion (Water & Resource Conservations)
    Session Chair: John, Edwards, Domtar  
      PM1.1 Process Water Management for Sustainable Papermaking

Ignacio De San Pio, RISE Innventia AB

       PM1.2 Troubleshooting Paper Machine Water Systems for Conservation and Sustainability Goals  Dick Reese, CleanTech Partners, Inc.
      PM1.3 Panel Overview of the Weeks Sessions  
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PM2: Warm Up Lap - Papermaker's Round Table
    Session Chair: John Neun, John A. Neun, LLC  
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
 8:00am - 10:00am ET
PM3-PC3-M5B: Mastering the Apex with Data Analytics (Papermakers, Process Control, & PIMA IT Joint Session)
    Session Chair: Mariana Sandin, Seeq Corporation & Paula Hajakian, U.S. Gypsum Inc.  
Creating Efficiencies through Contextualizing Data: Conditional Based Analytics Emilio Conde, Seeq Corporation
Data Analytics: Advanced Analytics Capability for Assessing and Optimizing Multi-State Production Processes Bob Rice, Control Station, Inc.
Paper Strength Optimization Utilizing Data Analytic Measurement and Control Donald Stanley, ABB
Understanding the 4.0 Path to Success  Paul Treic, Braincube
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PM4A:  More Horsepower - Drive Systems

Session Chair: Dale Midyette, Jacobs

      PM4A.1 Review of TAPPI Constants in the Modernization of a Lineshaft Paper Machine to Sectional Electrics Michael Kozlowski, ABB
      PM4A.2 Precision Drive Train Alignment Critical to Rotating Equipment Efficiency Robert Bustin, OASIS Alignment Services
       PM4A.3 Improving Bearing Reliability in Highly Loaded Paper Machine Rolls Pekka Korpelainen, SKF
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET  
PM4B:  Right Fuel Fiber
       Session Chair: Dave Burton, AstenJohnson  
      PMB4.1 Measuring Fiber Wall Thickness On-Line Minimizes Variability in Pulp Quality David Zerr, Consultant
      PMB4.2 Modelling Strength Properties of Kraft Linerboard Made on Multi-ply Paper Machine from Component Properties and Machine Factors Ajit Ghosh, AKG Process Consulting
      PMB4.3 Heli-Drum Pulping System - New Pulping Technology for Handling High Trash Load Waste Paper Grades Neale Fetterly, Kadant
 3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PM5A: Dryers
    Session Chair: Dick Reese, Dick Reese and Associates Inc.  
      PM5A.1 What is the Purpose of a Desuperheater and Why are They Important? Mike Soucy, Kadant Johnson Systems
      PM5A.2 Revisiting Pocket Ventilation Technology in 2022 Lawrence Yane, Enerquin
      PM5A.3 Plume Reduction on Dryer Hood Exhaust Stacks Alfredo Sarli, Valmet Ltd.
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PM5B: Check the Instrument Cluster Controls/Tech
    Session Chair: Mark Harrison, Southern Erectors Inc.  
      PM5B.1 How the Journey to Industry 4.0 Creates Greater Efficiency, Productivity and Profitability Chris Kramm, Bently Nevada
      PM5B.2 Temperature Profile Measurement Applications of Moving Webs and Roll Structures with Intelligent Roll Embedded Sensor Technology Tatu Piktkanen, Valmet
      PM5B.3 Remote Technology for New Paper Machine Startup and Optimization Jim Czenczek, Valmet
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
8:00am - 9:00am ET
PM6: Keeping on Rolling-Winder and Roll Handling
    Session Chair: Michel Paquette, Domtar  
      PM6.1 Eliminate Paper Waste with HTRC Chris Shelley, HTRC
      PM6.2 Paper Roll Handling’s Role in Grade Conversions, Mill Productivity and Operator Safety Peter Hanna, EPIQ Machinery
9:30am - 10:30am ET
PM7: Recent Wins & Trophies (PM Success Stories)
    Session Chair: Martti Tuomisto, EPIQ Machinery  
      PM7.1 Novel Sleeve Roll Forming Technology Enhances Board Strength Properties while Saving Energy Petteri Halme, Valmet
      PM7.2 Green Bay Packaging, Green Bay, Wisconsin: North America’s Latest Recycled Linerboard Mill Startup Bob Mihalski of Green Bay Packaging
11:00am - 12:00pm ET
PM8: Checkered Flag - Wrap-Up Highlight Reel
    Session Chair: TBD