Engineering, Reliability, Corrosion and Materials Track
This track is organized by the Corrosion & Materials Engineering (C&ME) Committee and the Plant Engineering & Project Management Committee
The C&ME Committee collects and publishes information relative to selection and fabrication of metallic and non-metallic materials for construction, repair and protection of equipment that is reliable, safe and economic. It is the main industry forum for discussing, investigating and publishing information papers on selecting materials of construction and protection; fabricating and inspecting; analyzing damage and failures, and protecting all manner of fixed equipment against corrosion and degradation throughout various types of pulp and paper mills.
Plant Engineering and Project Management Committee works to share knowledge and provide solutions for the industry relative to all aspects of maintenance, reliability engineering and project management. It's objectives are to educate through seminars and workshops; produce technical papers related to project management, engineering, reliability and maintenance activities associated with the operation of pulp and paper mills;and provide a forum for informal exchange of information between members.
Attendees are invited to attend the Committee Meetings at PEERS and learn more about the activities of this committee and how to get involved in the planning of future conference programs.
The Plant Engineering & Project Management Committee meeting will be held on Monday, October 28th from 10:30am - 12:00pm and the Corrosion & Materials Engineering Committee meeting will be held on Monday, October 28th from 3:30pm - 5:00pm.
Why Should You Attend/Learning Outcomes?
- Understand common corrosion issues and learn potential solutions for your facility
- Learn how to implement a successful operator essential care program
- Discover new millwide water treatment options
- Gain insight into sustainable solutions for corrosion protection
- Learn an effective decision analysis process for material selection
Who Should Attend?
- Mill Engineers
- Reliability Engineer
- Materials Engineer
- Corrosion Engineer
"Operator Essential Care - Keys to a Successful Program"
Presenter: Spencer Mays, T5Group LLC
Basic equipment inspections are a part of every successful reliability program. Yet many facilities struggle to effectively implement these inspections at the floor level.
Implementing a successful and sustainable Operator Essential Care program might appear easy on paper, but it is more nuanced that one might think. Having the right technology and the right inspection data is only part of the process. You also need the right culture, the right plan, and the right system of checks and balances in place to ensure that your program creates the most value for your facility.
Learn how a fully functional program can improve reliability, quality and safety, reduce waste, training and downtime, and boost job satisfaction during the Process Data & Operator Reliability Session at PEERS.
Engineering, Reliability, Corrosion and Materials Track Sessions and Presentations include:
- Session 8: Project Management Panel Discussion
- Session 9: Effective Use of Coatings and the Mechanical Support and Maintenance of FRP in Pulp Mill Environments
Session Chair: Katie Day, Sandvik
- ECTFE Coatings and Linings for Sustainable Solutions for Corrosion Protection in the Pulp and Paper Industry - Lisa Marrero, Solvay Specialty Polymers
- FRP Piping Systems and Pipe Supports for Reliable Performance - Jeff Eisenman, Maverick Applied Science, Inc.
- Maintenance and Repair of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bleaching Equipment - Kevin Lambrych, Ashland
- Session 15: Process Data & Operator Reliability
- How Can I Make Sense of All This Data? - William Nichols, KBR
- Optimizing Mill Effectiveness Through Statistical Process Control - Kim “Will” Robinson, Process Solutions Group
- Operator Essential Care - Keys to a Successful Program - Spencer Mays, T5Group LLC
- Session 21: Corrosion Materials & Engineering Panel Discussion
- Session 29: Using Fitness for Service Assessments and Addressing Corrosion Challenges Through Material Selection to Support Extending Time Between Major Outages
Session Chair: Matthew Tunnicliffe, FPInnovations
- Sodium Chlorate Transfer Line Corrosion Failure & New Material Study - Josh Lauer, WestRock
- Decision Analysis for Material Selection - Jason Hinley, Corrosion Probe, Inc.
- Fitness for Service: Not Just for Metal Tanks and Vessels - Cody Stevens, Corrosion Probe, Inc
- Materials Performance in Caustic Environments - Katie Day, Sandvik
- Session 31: Using Laboratory Studies and Literature to Anticipate and Address Corrosion Challenges
- Performance of Structural Materials in Biomass Liquefaction Environments - James Keiser, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- How Does Black Liquor Corrosivity Change With Decreasing REA - Matthew Tunnicliffe, FPInnovations
- Cast High Nickel Containing Austentic Alloys for Paper and Pulp Industry - Shankar Venkataraman, Schmidt + Clemens GmbH + Co. KG
- Session 34: Millwide Water Treatment (Session co-sponsored by Environmental Working Group)
- Pulp Mill Employs Novel Influent Treatment Program to Improve Reliability – Timothy Duncan, Solenis
- Use of Ozone for Cooling Towers – Alexis Metais, Xylem
- The Use of Electromagnetic Fluid Filtration to Remove Iron from Condensate – Scott Ray, Milhous Company
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