November 5 - 8, 2017 | Norfolk, Virginia, USA

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Bleach Plant Operations Workshop

7:30am - 4:00pm (separate registration fees required)

Lead Instructor:  Brian N. Brogdon, Future Bridge Consulting Services, LLC 

This highly regarded and informative workshop is designed for bleach plant operators and engineers, environmental engineers, and research, technical sales, and service personnel from paper companies, chemical suppliers and equipment suppliers. Participants will leave with a broad understanding of pulp bleaching technology and its implications for pulp quality control and environmental impacts. 

Bleach Plant Operations was last presented two years ago to rave reviews. This year’s program includes discussions of operation parameters, process optimization, and new available technologies and equipment designs.Industry experts from consulting, chemical suppliers and equipment manufacturers will lead discussions about best practices and cutting-edge technologies of bleach plant operations.

Don’t miss this opportunity to update your knowledge of bleaching technology and to discuss bleach plant operating problems with experts in the field. Then, return home equipped with information and materials you can put to work immediately.

Brown Stock Washing Workshop

8:00am - 4:00pm (separate registration fees required)

Lead Instructor:  Robert (Bobby) Wilson, Senior Research Chemist, AMS (Applied Material Solutions)

This one day pre-conference workshop will provide basic operating and design principles associated with brown stock washing. 

The fundamental applications of displacement, extraction, and dilution washing will be investigated. Water use and reuse will be topically discussed. Vacuum drum washers will be used as the basis for this course because they present the opportunity to review all three types of washing. 

Efforts will be made to explain how the operating principles associated with vacuum drum washers may be successfully applied to more modern washer and washing devices. Washing optimization, economics, and troubleshooting techniques will be discussed. 

Participants will be exposed to standard brown stock washing calculations designed to characterize washer performance and to document improvement.

Best Practices for Small Projects Workshop

8:00am - 4:00pm (separate registration fees required)

Lead Instructor: Katherine Marusin, Global Manager for Site and Sustaining Capital, Independent Project Analysis Inc. (IPA) 

This full-day workshop is designed to provide participants from the pulp and paper industry with best practices and learnings to improve capital project effectiveness. We incorporate learnings from IPA’s extensive quantitative research linking project management practices to improved project outcomes.

The content is derived from IPA’s evaluation of over 3,000 site-based projects executive in the past five years at a variety of manufacturing sites around the world; several hundred of these observations have come directly from companies in the pulp and paper industry with whom IPA works.  The program offered will present strategies for managing portfolios of small projects, for maximizing the capital effectiveness of all projects and for minimizing the investment required to develop and execute non-revenue generating projects.  Topics to be covered include the following:

The research incorporated into the workshop is focused on linking key activities to capital effectives. Specific attention is paid to the unique issues associated with revamp projects, with managing the turnover of project personnel, and on the drives of project excellence.

Best Practices for Small Projects provides participants with tools and techniques for defining, planning and executing plant and small projects, guidelines for resourcing projects, and an understanding of the link between project practices and effective capital projects.

Lime Kiln & Recaust: Process and Mechanical Overview Workshop 

9:00am – 2:00pm (separate registration fees required)

Lead Instructor: Kimmo Peltonen, Manager Chemical Systems Upgrades, Andritz, Inc.  

This practical workshop will consist of three modules presented by six Andritz technical specialists covering the process and mechanical aspects of lime kilns and recausticizing systems.  Focusing on upgrades and maintenance inspections will allow the participants to maximize equipment reliability and increase operating efficiency.

Specifics include: