Process Control

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

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Process Control (PC)

The Process Control track focuses on process measurement and control. 


Process Control Technical Program

Monday, May 2, 2022
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PC1: Fuel Up on Measurement Technologies
    Session Chair: Lu Athnos, ABB; and Michael Forbes, Honeywell  
      PC1.1 Bridging the Gap Between QCS Gauging System and Quality Lab Lu Athnos, ABB
      PC1.2 Robust and Sustainable Measurements of Basis Weight for Paper, Board, Pulp, Towel and Tissue Dave Maddux
      PC1.3 Applying Predictive Models in Process Controls David Eapen, Valmet
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PC2-M4: Race to Win with Advanced Analysis and Control

(Process Control & PIMA Joint Session)

    Session Chair: Mariana Sandin, Seeq Corporation; and Ian Journeaux, Georgia-Pacific  
      PC2-M4.1 A Case for Data Analytics: Are You a Trendsetter, Follower or a Naysayer? Monica Bastola, Envoy Development, LLC
      PC2-M4.2 Advanced Process Control Framework - Best Practices for an APC Program André Ruiz Furtado, Radix
      PC2-M4.3 Applied Artificial Intelligence for Automatic Paper Quality Improvement - a Case Study in Autonomous Control of Wet End Processes Chitta Rjanjan, ProcessMiner
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
8:00am - 10:00am ET
PC3-M5B-PM3: Mastering the Apex with Data Analytics

(Process Control, PIMA IT, and Papermakers Joint Session)

    Session Chair: Paula Hajakian, USG; Mariana Sandin, Seeq Corporation; and Shih-Chin Chen, Retired from ABB


Creating Efficiencies through Contextualizing Data: Conditional Based Analytics Emilio Conde, Seeq Corporation
      PC3-M5B-PM3.2 Data Analytics: Advanced Analytics Capability for Assessing and Optimizing Multi-State Production Processes Bob Rice, Control Station, Inc.
      PC3-M5B-PM3.3 Paper Strength Optimization Utilizing Data Analytic Measurement and Control Donald Stanley, ABB
      PC3-M5B-PM3.4 Understanding the 4.0 Path to Success Paul Treic, Braincube
1:30pm - 3:00pm ET
PC4: Start Your (Knowledge) Engines – Control Handbook Tutorial
    Session Chair: Kerry Figiel, International Paper  
      PC4.1 Chapter 8 Seyhan Nuyan, Valmet
      PC4.2 Chapter 9 Shih-Chin Chen, Retired (formerly ABB)
      PC4.3 Chapter 10 Johan Backström, Backström Systems Engineering Ltd.
3:30pm - 5:00pm ET
PC5: CD Controls – Are you Setting the Pace?
    Session Chair: Shih-Chin Chen, Retired from ABB  
      PC5.1 Applications of the New Tappi Spreadsheet to Develop CD Control Maps Kerry Figiel, International Paper
      PC5.2 How Do You Know the CD Control Is Doing Its Best Job? Calvin Fu, Valmet
      PC5.3 Performance and Benefits of Cross-Directional Controls for Pulp Dryers Cristian Gheorghe, Honeywell
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
8:00am - 9:00am ET
PC6: Achieve Podium Level Control Performance
     Session Chair: Amanda Sans, GPA  
      PC6.1 Effective Strategies for Successful DCS Migration Projects Scott Turner, Jedson Engineering
      PC6.2 Where Did that Transmitter Come From? A Foray into Feedforward Control Matthew Howard, Sappi North America
9:30am - 10:30am ET
PC7: Championship Level Practices for Measurement
    Session Chair: Larry Hammett, International Paper  
      PC7.1 Making Connections - Getting Know Pressure Transmitters Christopher Costlow, Yokogawa Corporation of America
      PC7.2 Developing New Flow Best Practices in Pulp & Paper - Spotlight on Magnetic Flowmeters Vince Miller, Emerson Automation Solutions
11:00am -12:00pm ET
PC8: Keep (Quality) on Track with WIS and Machine Vision
     Session Chair: Wes Sweeny, Procemex  
      PC8.1 Machine Vision AI Self-learning  Process Disturbance Monitoring Device TBA, Valmet Automation
      PC8.2 Methods to Clean Defect Roll Map Data Brian Mock, Event Capture Systems