Kraft Recovery Operations Course

St. Petersburg, Florida
Monday, January 8, 2018

One of TAPPI's highest rated, longest running events! You'll learn ways to improve pulp production efficiency, minimize operating costs and reduce environmental impact. This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel.

January 8-11, 2018

The TAPPI Kraft Recovery Course is a comprehensive review of the important recovery operations in kraft pulp mills with the objective of helping improve pulp production efficiency, minimize operating costs and reduce environmental impact.

You will learn the chemistry, physics and engineering principles related to kraft recovery.

This successful balanced curriculum has been continually peer-reviewed, updated and delivered effectively for 32 years.

The Kraft Recovery Faculty of internationally recognized experts will provide practical day-to-day information through presentations, Q&A sessions, homework, team-based training exercises and networking.

This course is co-located with The TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course, which offers an excellent opportunity to meet many people and experts in one place!  Bring your questions and issues to the faculty during the course to find solutions.  

Join Your Peers to Learn.
This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel, including:

  • Engineers and superintendents working in the kraft recovery area
  • Senior pulp mill operators
  • Superintendents looking for new kraft recovery ideas or a refresher course
  • Process engineers
  • Technical sales and support staff from chemical, equipment, and consulting companies
  • Graduate students

More than 60 companies were represented at the previous Kraft Recovery Course.

Course Topics Include:

  • Energy and process optimization
  • Impact of non-process elements on recovery operations
  • Minimizing chemical losses
  • Recausticizing and Lime Kilns
  • Black Liquor Evaporation
  • Recovery Boilers
  • Recovery Maintenance & Management
  • Tall Oil Soap Recovery
  • Electrostatic Precipitators - Principals and Optimization  (A New Hot Topic!)

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the kraft recovery process
  • Describe the black liquor evaporator operation and list ways to improve it
  • Identify causes and solutions for recausticizing problems
  • Describe lime returning principles and devise a means to improve kiln performance
  • Identify causes and solutions for recovery boiler problems
  • List the main causes of corrosion in recovery boilers and ways to minimize them

Earn 2.6 CEUs
IACET LogoTAPPI is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  TAPPI complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, TAPPI is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

TAPPI will issue 2.6 CEUs to participants who attend at least 80 percent of the educational sessions and complete a final program evaluation.

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You may also be interested in attending this event held by one of TAPPI's industry partners:

The Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Advisory Committee
Spring Meeting - April 9-11, 2018

The Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Advisory Committee is the trade association that exists for the purpose of sharing knowledge and generating and maintaining guidelines to help facilitate in safe, reliable operation of Black Liquor Recovery Boilers.



Learn with Your Peers

This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel, including: Engineers and Superintendents new to the kraft recovery area Senior Pulp Mill Operators Superintendents looking for new kraft recovery ideas or a refresher course Process engineers Technical sales and support staff from chemical, equipment, and consulting companies.

This course brings together a team of the most well respected experts in the industry.

TAPPI is proud to introduce you to this exceptional panel of internationally known experts.

Bob BartholomewROBERT (BOB) D. BARTHOLOMEW (B.S., Chemical Engineering, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, U.S.A.) is a registered professional engineer who joined Sheppard T. Powell Associates LLC in 1986 as a senior engineer and is now an associate with the firm. He has provided consulting services in the areas of steam/water cycle chemistry, equipment inspections, chemical cleanings, makeup water treatment, cooling water treatment, and evaluations of deposition and damage in boilers, condensers, and turbines for the power, cogeneration, pulp and paper, steel, sugar, and other industries.  Bob also has provided seminars for Power and Pulp & Paper Industry Clients. He is currently active in the ASME Research and Technology Committee for Water & Steam in Thermal Systems and has served as an instructor for the TAPPI Recovery Boiler Water Treatment course since 2002.   He has authored or coauthored more than 30 technical publications. At the 2009 International Water Conference, Bob received the Paul Cohen award for his 2008 presentation "An Introduction to Boiler Water Alkalinity Limits for Industrial Boilers."

Jim BrewsterJIM BREWSTER
is a Senior Project Advisor to the Pulp & Paper Division of J. D. Irving, Limited in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, for a major continuous digester project. After earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Portland State University and completing Minors in both Economics and Accounting, Jim has spent 36 years in the kraft pulp industry. Throughout his career, Jim has worked as a Shift Supervisor for both Pulping and Recovery operations, a Pulp mill Superintendent; a Project Manager for a major kraft mill rebuild; a Mill Energy Manager; a Project Manager for the construction of a new recovery boiler. He also served Assistant Plant Manager of Engineering, Process Engineering, Capital Projects and Environment. After 20 years at the Georgia-Pacific Pulp & Paper facility in Camas, WA, Jim moved to eastern Canada to join the Irving Pulp & Paper Mill. He spent his first eight years there as Production Manager, and in 2001, assumed the role of Mill Manager, the position that he held until March 2014. During his tenure as Mill Manger, Jim has managed the company's $400 million investment in a total plant rebuild and environmental improvement projects. Irving Pulp & Paper is now the only mill in North America to meet all current wastewater discharge guidelines without primary or secondary effluent treatment. As a result of these accomplishments, the company earned the Canadian Council of Ministers for the Environment (CCME) Award for pollution prevention, and was more recently awarded a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) 2005 Synergy Award for Innovation, in partnership with the University of New Brunswick (Saint John). Jim has been an instructor of the Kraft Recovery Course since 2006.

18KROS InstructorNIKOLAI DE MARTINI joined the University of Toronto (U of T) as an Assistant Professor in July 2017 where he conducts research relevant to chemical recovery and renewable energy. Prior to joining U of T, he has worked as a senior researcher at both Åbo Akademi University with Professor Mikko Hupa and at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) at Georgia Tech. He received his BSc from Oregon State University and his MSc and PhD from Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) in chemical engineering. In all of his positions, he has enjoyed working closely with the pulp and paper industry to apply a knowledge of process chemistry to solve industrial challenges. At IPST his research was focused on scaling in black liquor evaporators and he has worked directly with mills on controlling mill chemistry to minimize evaporator fouling. At ÅAU he worked with the chemistry of black liquor combustion among other topics. He is currently working with William J. Frederick, Jr on a new book on Black Liquor Evaporation. In addition to his work in chemical engineering he is has been active in rowing and coaching rowing for the past 20 years. 

Doug ForanDOUG FORAN is a chemical engineering graduate of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and earned a Master of Engineering degree from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario.  Doug has worked in the pulp and paper industry for 46 years.  For the past 40 years, he has worked in Savannah Georgia, initially for Union Camp Corporation and now is with Kraton Chemical, LLC.  For the past 29 years, he has worked as a Recovery Engineer.  In this capacity he works with the contract suppliers of soap, tall oil and turpentine to help them improve their yield from the softwood pulped. He has consulted on soap and turpentine recovery in mills from Siberia to South America, but primarily in the southeastern United States.  Over the past 10 years the mills that Doug has supported have increased tall oil recovery by about 55,000 tons / year, about 1,000,000 gallons / year of turpentine and supported additional pulp production of about 26,000 tons/year. Doug is past chairman of the Alkaline Pulping Committee for TAPPI and a recipient of the Distinguished Leadership and Service Award for the Pulping Division.  He has authored several papers on by-products recovery issues in Pulp and Paper, Naval Stores Review and TAPPI Journal.  He authored the chapter on Tall Oil Soap Recovery in Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Processes, Third Edition, TAPPI Press, 1992.

Glenn HansonGLENN HANSON is currently in Technical Sales for Industrial Kiln & Dryer Group.  As such, Glenn provides aftermarket services on rotary equipment mainly in Pyro and Grinding applications across North America.  He received a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay in 1986.  He has worked more than 25 years with a focus on lime recovery kiln systems in kraft pulp mills.  Glenn has been involved in process design, presentations, sales, installation, training, start-up and troubleshooting on lime kiln systems worldwide.  He is co-holder of a US Patent and continues R&D work on lime recovery kiln applications.  Glenn has developed & presented more than 80 Lime Recovery Kiln Process/Operations & Maintenance Seminars.  He has authored and/or co-authored numerous papers and presentations for TAPPI Technical Meetings & major Conferences including the International Chemical Recovery Conference.  Glenn returns for his ninth year on the Kraft Recovery Operations Course faculty.  A 25+ year TAPPI Member, he has also served on various Local Section Executive Committees, is Past-Chairman of Gulf Coast TAPPI and was the recipient of the Paul Magnabosco Award.  Glenn is a dedicated and active fan of Wisconsin sports teams.

KROS-Peter HartPETER HART is the Director of Fiber Science and Technology for Westrock. He has been with the company for 25 years.  Peter received a BS in Chemical Engineering and Pulp and Paper Technology and an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine.  He received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992.  Peter started working for Westvaco at its pulping and bleaching research center in Charleston, SC.  From there, he moved to the Westvaco mill in Wickliffe, KY as a Production engineering in pulp, power and recovery.  After assisting with the due diligence associated with the purchase of the Temple Inland mill in Evadale, TX, Peter moved to TX as a Technical Assistant to the Production Manager.  At the merger of Westvaco and Mead, he returned to research out of Chillicothe, OH.  After several small group and senior individual contributor positions, Peter became the Director of Fiber Science and Technology for MWV, later to become WestRock.  He currently serves as co-chair of the APPTI Next Generation Pulping Team and co-chair Black Liquor Concentration Team.  He has been a TAPPI member for more than 35 years and has chaired the Brownstock Washing short course for more than 10 years.  He has also presented in the Bleaching short course and won several technical awards from TAPPI.

Mikko HupaMIKKO HUPA is a Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of the Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) in Turku, Finland. His research group is part of the Åbo Akademi Process Chemistry Centre, which received the status of a National Center of Excellence (CoE) in Finland for the period 2000-2005 and also for a second period 2006-2011. Mikko has supervised more than 40 PhD theses and authored or co-authored more than 300 refereed journal papers and other publications in the areas of combustion chemistry, flue gas emission reduction, black liquor combustion and gasification, and fluidized bed combustion. Mikko has a wide experience as an industrial consultant on issues of chemical aspects of combustion and energy processes. He has been the President of the International Flame Research Foundation, IFRF, an international organization in the area of industrial combustion with 250 member organizations in almost 20 countries in the world. Mikko has also been the President of his university (ÅAU) since 2015. While very busy with his new role, Mikko still loves coming to the KROS Course in Florida in January. Besides engineering science, Mikko likes to play ball sports and piano.

John JohnsonJOHN B. JOHNSON II
received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute in 1978.  He joined Goslin-Birmingham in 1981 as a Field Service Engineer and eventually became the Recausticizing Product Manager. Since then, he has also worked for Thermo Black Clawson, Kadant, Eimco, Dorr-Oliver Eimco, FLSmidth, Metso and now, Valmet. In all cases, his job focus was recausticizing. Over the years, John has been involved in product development, including various types of disc filters used in causticizing plants. John has designed both sedimentation- and filtration-based recaust systems installed in kraft mills in North and South Americas and Asia, and participated in the installation, start-up and optimization of most of them. His experience has also allowed John to work with almost every type of equipment operating in the recaust plant, including some that are no longer actively marketed.

Paul JohnsonPAUL JOHNSON
is a Senior Process Engineer with Lundberg in Bellevue, Washington. He earned BS degrees in Pulp and Paper Technology and in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington. After working for Potlatch Corporation, he earned an MS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Idaho in 1981, modeling full mill mass and energy balances. He was a guest researcher at STFI in Stockholm, Sweden, and also worked for Scott Paper. In his 32 years with Lundberg, he managed a variety of pulp mill heat recovery, chemical recovery, and environmental projects, and presently concentrates on process evaluation and design, and project development. Areas of experience include blow heat and turpentine recovery, non-condensable gas collection and incineration, condensate segregation and stripping, liquor oxidation, waste gas incinerators, and gas scrubbing. He is a PE and TAPPI member, and has previously presented papers at TAPPI conferences and the Kraft Recovery Operations course.

KROS-Andrew JonesANDREW K. JONES 
is a Senior Engineering Fellow at International Paper (IP) where his primary responsibility is to ensure safe and efficient operation of the approximately 40 recovery boilers currently operated by IP. He has been with IP since 1997. Prior to this time, Andy worked for ABB/Combustion Engineering leading their recovery boiler R&D efforts. He received his PhD from the Institute of Paper Chemistry in 1989 completing one of the earliest CFD models of the Kraft recovery boiler.  He is a co-author of the Kraft Recovery Boiler textbook. Andy is active in TAPPI, having led the Engineering Division, and was the conference chair for the TAPPI PEERS conference. He was the winner of the TAPPI Engineering Leadership and Service Award in 2004. He was also the conference chair for the International Chemical Recovery Conference (ICRC) and remains active on the organizing committee for this conference.  Andy was named a TAPPI Fellow in 2016. He is an accomplished runner holding a number of ultra-marathon world records, including the 100-mile record of 12:05:43. He now competes in cycling time trial races as his running legs are no longer as vibrant as they once were.

Roger LawtonROGER B. LAWTON is Director of International Sales at Southern Environmental (SEI), Pensacola, FL., which designs, fabricates and installs Air Pollution Control equipment.  He earned a BS in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut (UConn). His 40+ year career has been centered around boilers and their auxiliaries at CE (GE), Ahlstrom (Andritz), Tampella (Valmet), and Clyde Bergemann.  At SEI, Roger's primary responsibilities center on Electrostatic Precipitator applications at Pulp & Paper mills in North and South America, as well as other industrials and the electric power field.  He is involved with the design of new and upgraded ESP's, modeling, troubleshooting operations, and installations.  Many installs require creative solutions due to space and schedule limitations at the mills, while some require building on site and rolling into place during a short outage. Roger has been a TAPPI member since 1981.  At UConn, Roger holds the distinction of being the only person in the last 60 years to play four years of basketball and graduate Engineering in four years.  His former coach Dee Rowe, a recent inductee to the Basketball Hall of Fame, stated he believes this record is safe.  Golf and working on a '72 Cutlass are his hobbies.

Richard ManningRICHARD MANNING
is co-founder and Chief Technical Officer for KFS, a combustion equipment and design company based in High Wycombe, 25 miles from London, England. He earned a BSc in Chemistry and MSc in Combustion Engineering both at the University of Leeds in England. He had a successful R&D career with BP (1980-95) with placements at their research engineering facilities in England and US, and their oil and chemicals operations in Scotland. In 1996, Richard joined a combustion engineering company and rapidly rose to General Manager for the UK operation by 1997. In 1999, he and his team successfully bought out the UK operation and rebranded the company as KFS.  Since then, the company has worked on more than 200 lime kilns in all continents of the world.  KFS were winners of the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2014, which included a cocktail evening at Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen. Areas of expertise are focused on the lime kilns, specifically related the primary combustion and safety systems, and generic kiln operation and optimization. Richard has been a TAPPI member for more than 10 years, a presenter for the Kraft Recovery Operations Course for seven years, and an author and co-author for papers at ICRC, TAPPI EPE/PEERS and Appita Conferences, as well as a writer of publications in technical journals.  Richard is an avid golfer and cyclist, and a lifelong supporter of his home town football (soccer) team, Leeds United.

Sandy SharpW.B.A. (SANDY) SHARP
is an independent consultant specializing in solving corrosion and materials problems in pulp and paper mills. He has master's degrees in metallurgy and in corrosion from Cambridge and London Universities in the U.K., and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Ottawa. His four decades of materials engineering experience in the utility, pulp and paper and chemicals industries include 28 years leading corrosion control programs for Westvaco (later MWV and WestRock). Sandy has published 62 technical papers in refereed journals. He continues to teach a three-day short course on solving corrosion problems in pulp and paper mills. He has won TAPPI's Joachim Leadership and Service Award and the Engineering Division Award. Sandy was elected a TAPPI Fellow the first year he was eligible (1989), became the first NACE (Corrosion Engineers' Association) Fellow from the pulp and paper industry and is also a Fellow of the Materials Technology Institute. His most recent awards recognize him as author of the best corrosion papers at the 2012 and 2015 TAPPI PEERS conferences.

Jason SmithJASON SMITH is a Senior Staff Engineer with International Paper in Loveland, OH. He earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at The Georgia Institute of Technology studying Sodium Salt Scaling in Black Liquor Evaporators. His primary areas of responsibility include cost reduction opportunity identification and project execution with a focus on waste heat utilization. Prior to International Paper, Jason served as a Product Manager for Kadant Black Clawson LLC where he was responsible for the design and support of heat transfer solutions, evaporator and concentrator design, and brown stock washing technical support as part of Kadant's Chemical Pulping Division. Prior to Kadant, he held positions with International Paper as an engineer in the Technology organization as well as a Front Line Leader at the Georgetown Mill. He also served as the General Superintendent of the TMP and Woodyard for Bowater (now Resolute Forest Products) in Cawtaba, SC. His areas of expertise include secondary heat reuse, black liquor evaporators and black liquor chemistry. Throughout his career he has designed and executed projects in the areas of evaporation, brownstock washing, energy optimization, water optimization, and operator training. He is a member of TAPPI as well as a former member of the Agenda 2020 Black Liquor Concentration Team.

Honghi TranHONGHI TRAN
obtained his B.Sc. and M.Eng. in Ceramic Engineering from Shizuoka University in Japan, and received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto (U of T), Canada in 1982.  Honghi has been with the U of T since 1987, and is presently a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, the Frank Dottori Chair in Pulp and Paper Engineering, and the Director of the Pulp & Paper Centre. Honghi established and directed consecutively 10 large industrial research consortia, focusing on issues related to fouling and corrosion in recovery boilers, causticizing plant chemistry, lime kiln chemistry, sodium and sulfur balances, non-process elements, borate autocausticizing, and recently, on biosludge dewatering and drying characteristics, and combustion and ash related problems in biomass boilers. Honghi was the Conference Chair of the 1998 International Chemical Recovery Conference (ICRC) and has chaired the TAPPI Kraft Recovery Course since 2006. Honghi has supervised or co-supervised more than 100 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; authored or co-authored more than 290 refereed papers and holds eight patents. He was named a TAPPI fellow in 2000, PAPTAC fellow in 2015, and Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow in 2016. He was the recipient of several prestigious TAPPI awards, including the 2006 Engineering Beloit Award and the 2007 Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal. He served as the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science and Technology for Forest Products and Processes (J-FOR) from 2011 to 2014. He was awarded the 2013 John S. Bates Gold Medal from PAPTAC, and the 2014 ICRC Lifetime Achievements and Contributions Award. Honghi was inducted to the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame in 2017. He is a registered professional engineer of Ontario.  

Thanh TrungTHANH TRUNG is currently the VP of Technology with FITNIR Analyzers Inc. He received his BSc. (Honors) from the University of British Columbia, specializing in analytical chemistry and Spectroscopy.  He joined the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada in 1993 as a Senior Research Scientist and Group Leader in Sensing Development. His pioneering efforts in advanced vibrational spectroscopy, including Fourier-transform Near Infrared and Raman spectroscopy have led to numerous US and International Patents.  He has co-authored chapters in the Handbook of Applied Spectroscopy and co-editor of special additions of Journal of NIRS.  Thanh's current focus is on the application of online measurements and control for pulp and paper operations.  He was the recipient of the Best Process control paper for 2012, co-recipient of the Best Paper in Steam and Power for 2014, and the Best Paper at the ABTCP 2014.  He is an active member of TAPPI, PAPTAC, Applied Spectroscopy Society, and Near Infrared Society.

Greg WassGREG WASS  is a senior process engineer with Lundberg in Bellevue, WA. He received a B.S. degree from Washington State University in Chemical Engineering in 1988. For more than 25 years he has been involved in the design, commissioning, and troubleshooting of pulp mill environmental control systems. Specific areas of focus include non-condensible gas collection and incineration systems, foul condensate steam stripping systems, turpentine recovery systems, and batch digester blow heat recovery systems. Greg is a member of the BLRBAC Waste Stream Subcommittee where he contributes to the development of guidelines for the safe disposal of NCG and other waste streams in recovery boilers.        

 

 

Learn with Your Peers

This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel, including: Engineers and Superintendents new to the kraft recovery area Senior Pulp Mill Operators Superintendents looking for new kraft recovery ideas or a refresher course Process engineers Technical sales and support staff from chemical, equipment, and consulting companies.

Earn 2.6 CEUs for completion of this course.

The Kraft Recovery Operations Course
January 8-11, 2018

Proposed Schedule
Earn 2.6 CEUs for completion of this course!

MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2018

Session 1

Introduction to the Course
8:00Honghi Tran,  University of Toronto, ON, Canada
8:20


KRAFT RECOVERY PROCESS
Jim Brewster,
Irving Pulp & Paper, Saint John, NB
Honghi Tran,
University of Toronto, ON, Canada

Session 2Recausticizing / Lime Reburning
9:00


RECAUSTICING PRINCIPLES
Honghi Tran,
University of Toronto, ON, Canada

9:30


RECAUSTICIZING PRACTICE
John Johnson,
Valmet, Atlanta, GA, USA

9:50Morning Break
10:10


RECAUSTICIZING PRACTICE (Cont'd)
John Johnson,
Valmet, Atlanta, GA, USA

10:50


CAUSTICIZING PLANT CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION
Thanh Trung
, FITNIR Analyzers Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada

11:30Team Conference
11:50Lunch on Your Own
13:10


LIME KILN PRINCIPALS
Richard Manning,
KFS, High Wycombe, UK

13:30


LIME KILN EQUIPMENT, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
Glenn Hanson,
Industrial Kiln & Dryer Group, Louisville, KY

14:30Afternoon Break
14:50


LIME KILN COMBUSTION EQUIPMENT AND CONTROL
Richard Manning,
KFS, Wycombe, UK

15:30Recaust & Lime Kiln Operations Workshop
16:30Homework & Networking
17:15-
18:00
Reception

 


TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
8:00


Team Presentations
Honghi Tran

Session 3Black Liquor Evaporation
8:30 
BROWNSTOCK WASHING PRINCIPALS AND OPERATION
Peter Hart, WestRock, Atlanta, GA


9:10


BLACK LIQUOR PROPERTIES & EVAPORATION PRINCIPLES
Nikolai DeMartini,
University of Toronto, ON, Canada

9:50


Morning Break

10:10
EVAPORATOR DESIGN, OPERATIONS AND OPTIMIZATION
Jason Smith,
 International Paper, Loveland, OH

11:10


EVAPORATOR FOULING MITIGATION
Nikolai DeMartini,
University of Toronto, ON, Canada

11:30TEAM CONFERENCE
11:50Lunch on Your Own
13:10


TALL OIL SOAP RECOVERY
Doug Foran,
Arizona Chemical Co., Savannah, GA

13:50


FOUL CONDENSATE STRIPPING
Paul Johnson, 
Lundberg, Inc. Bellevue, WA

14:30Afternoon Break
14:50


NCG HANDLING
Paul Johnson and Greg Wass, 
Lundberg, Inc. Bellevue, WA

15:30Evaporator Operations Workshop
16:30 - 17:15Homework & Networking  

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
  8:00


Introduction to Day 3 & Team Presentation
Honghi Tran,
University of Toronto, ON, Canada

Session 4Recovery Boilers
8:30


RECOVERY BOILER EQUIPMENT AND ISSUES
Jim Brewster,
Irving Pulp & Paper, Saint John, NB

9:10


BLACK LIQUOR DROPLET BURNING
Mikko Hupa,
Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

9:50Morning Break
10:10


BLACK LIQUOR AND AIR DELIVERY
Andrew Jones,
International Paper, Loveland, OH

 
10:50


RECOVERY BOILER CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES
Mikko Hupa,
Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

11:30Team Conference
11:50Lunch on Your Own
13:10


DEPOSIT FORMATION, IMPACT AND CONTROL
Honghi Tran,
University of Toronto, ON, Canada

13:50


RECOVERY BOILER OPTIMIZATION
Andrew Jones,
International Paper, Loveland, OH

14:30Afternoon Break
14:50


RECOVERY BOILER WATER TREATMENT
Bob Bartholomew,
Sheppard T. Powell Associates, Baltimore, MD

15:30Recovery Boiler Operations Workshop
16:30Homework/ Networking
17:15-18:00Reception

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018
  8:00 

Introduction to Day 4 & Team Presentation
Honghi Tran,
University of Toronto, ON, Canada

Session 5Recovery Process Issues
8:30


RECOVERY AND UTILITY MANAGEMENT
Jim Brewster,
Irving Pulp & Paper, Saint John, NB, Canada

9:10


CORROSION & CRACKING IN RECOVERY EQUIPMENT- I
W. B. A. (Sandy) Sharp,
SharpConsultant, Columbia, MD

9:50Morning Break
10:10


CORROSION & CRACKING IN RECOVERY EQUIPMENT-II
W. B. A. (Sandy) Sharp,
SharpConsultant, Columbia, MD

10:50


EMISSIONS FROM RECOVERY PROCESSES
Mikko Hupa,
Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Honghi Tran,
University of Toronto, ON, Canada

11:30Team Conference
11:50Lunch on Your Own
Session 6           Hot Topics:
13:10


ENERGY OPTIMIZATION
Jim Brewster,
Irving Pulp & Paper, Saint John, NB, Canada

13:50


JELLYROLL SMELT FORMATION MECHANISMS AND PREVENTION
Honghi Tran,
University of Toronto, ON, Canada

14:30Afternoon Break
14:50


ELECTROSTATIC PRECIPITATORS - PRINCIPALS & OPTIMIZATION
Roger Lawton
, Southern Environmental, Inc., Pensacola, FL

15:30Recovery Processes and Energy Optimization Workshop                      
16:20


Concluding Remarks
Honghi Tran,
University of Toronto, ON, Canada

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Learn with Your Peers

This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel, including: Engineers and Superintendents new to the kraft recovery area Senior Pulp Mill Operators Superintendents looking for new kraft recovery ideas or a refresher course Process engineers Technical sales and support staff from chemical, equipment, and consulting companies.

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Cancellation Policy
If you find that you have to cancel, your full registration fee will be refunded if TAPPI's Registration Department receives written notification (fax acceptable at  +1-770-209-7206) by December 15, 2017.  

Please note:  A 50 percent refund will be issued for all written cancellations made after December 15, 2017, but no later than five (5) business days prior to the start of the course, January 1, 2018.  Understandably, after January 1, 2018, no refunds can be issued.  Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.
          
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Attendance Justification Toolkit
We understand it can be challenging to ask for approval to attend TAPPI training events, so we've created an Attendance Justification Toolkit to assist you with the approval process and in making a strong case for the investment.

We encourage you to review the materials below and let these help you communicate the value of what attending the TAPPI Kraft Recovery Operations Course can provide when approaching your manager for approval.

Before the Event:  Prepare your Justification.
It's important for you to communicate, and for your manager or supervisor to understand, that attending a TAPPI  course is a strategic investment in your training and development, and a cost-effective way to help you do your job better.  You'll meet others who face the same day-to-day challenges, meet face to face with technical experts and gain an advantage in the industry from the influx of new ideas, innovations and solutions.

The materials below will help you organize the information that will provide the summary of course instruction, associated costs and value that your organization will gain from this training.

After the Event:  Follow-up.
After you return from the course, complete and submit a report to summarize your experience and key takeaways.  They'll remember the extra effort!

Your preparation will help you earn the greatest benefit from TAPPI training!  In many cases, the work you put in beforehand can also help you determine what information that you want or need to learn from the experts who will assemble to lead this instruction.  The interaction with your manager or supervisor can be a productive process to go over some of the challenges that your organization would like to tackle.

Learn with Your Peers

This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel, including: Engineers and Superintendents new to the kraft recovery area Senior Pulp Mill Operators Superintendents looking for new kraft recovery ideas or a refresher course Process engineers Technical sales and support staff from chemical, equipment, and consulting companies.

Book your room before Dec. 15 to secure the group rate.

Course Dates:
January 8-11, 2018

17IPP - Hotel ImageCourse Venue:
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel
333 First Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 1-727-894-5000

Hotel cut-off date for the TAPPI group rate is December 15, 2017.

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-944-5500 or the Brand Reservations at 800-HILTONS (800-445-8667).  Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group, 2018 TAPPI Course Platform.

$162.00 + tax and fees

TAPPI has negotiated special hotel rates, often with special amenities and/or discounts.  You don't want to miss out on these; rooms outside our block may be much more expensive and will not include special offers.  If you utilize a travel agent or company travel department, please let them know about the procedures.

Special offers include:

- Parking at the reduced rate of $10.00 per day based on availability
- Complimentary Internet in guest rooms.

Please note:   The TAPPI group-rate rooms at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel tend to sell out.  Make your reservations as soon as possible to secure your plans.

Alternative hotels in the area:

  • Ponce de Leon Hotel
  • Hollander
  • The Mansion House
  • Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg
  • Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown
  • Hampton Inn St. Petersburg Downtown

Please try to book a hotel in the downtown St. Petersburg Bayfront area.  The beachfront side of St. Petersburg is several miles away from the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront where the class will be held.

AvisFor Transportation in St. Petersburg, Florida:
Avis Car Rental offers special discounts off regular rates for participants. To reserve your car, call 1.800.831.8000 and refer to the code AWD: #U226600. 

Learn with Your Peers

This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel, including: Engineers and Superintendents new to the kraft recovery area Senior Pulp Mill Operators Superintendents looking for new kraft recovery ideas or a refresher course Process engineers Technical sales and support staff from chemical, equipment, and consulting companies.

Build your knowledge with TAPPI publications offered at a discount with your registration.

These manuals are discounted exclusively for registrants for this course.  Select your books at the same time you complete your online registration to take advantage of this offer.

Fundamentals of Kraft Recovery BoilersFundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process
By H. Jeff Empie

This book details the chemical engineering fundamentals of the kraft recovery process, including mass and energy balances, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, phase separations, heat and mass transport phenomena, and reaction kinetics. Each kraft recovery unit operations, including multiple effect evaporation, recovery boiler operations, green liquor processing, causticizing, and white liquor processing is discussed in detail.

Sample problems are posed and detailed solutions are presented. Additional instructive process problems are included at the end of each chapter for analysis and solution by the reader. This book is ideal for senior or graduate level courses for pulp and paper, chemical, and mechanical engineers, as well as a valuable reference resource for practicing pulp mill engineers who want to better understand the kraft recovery process they operate each day.

Product Code: 0101R327
Discount Course Price:  $165

Kraft Pulping Kraft Pulping
Edited by A. Mimms, M.J. Kocurek, J.A. Pyatte, and E.E. Wright

Liberally illustrated with over 130 diagrams and photographs, this book includes basic formulas and diagrams to explain the structure of wood, variables affecting the quality and handling of wood chips, pulping chemistry and equipment, the pulping process, and black liquor recovery. Includes a glossary of frequently used terms. 1993. 204 pages, soft cover. 

Product Code: 0101R171
Discount Course Price:  $55

Kraft Recovery BoilersKraft Recovery Boilers
By T.N. Adams, W.J. Frederick, T.M. Grace, M. Hupa, K. Lisa, A.K. Jones, H. Tran

This comprehensive textbook covers recovery boilers in great depth and pulls together information on combustion, safety, emissions, plugging, and corrosion. The book also covers fundamental chemical and mechanical engineering principles that bear directly on black liquor and recovery boilers. It contains information about typical values and the normal range of important variables, plus many example calculations, data tables, and charts of relevant material properties or constants and conversion factors. Written by a team of industry experts, the text includes a great deal of practical information such as simple tests to pinpoint problems, important observations to help understand issues for particular operations, and "rules-of-thumb" that are generally used in the industry. This text was written as a project of AF&PA and published by TAPPI PRESS. 1997. 380 pages, hard cover.

Product Code: 0102B064
Discount Course Price: $90

Kraft Pulping CDKraft Pulping
Kraft Pulping
is the fourth of 15 CD-ROMs in the Making Pulp and Paper CD-ROM Series. Through this highly interactive, self-paced CD-ROM participants learn Kraft pulping terms, concepts, and processes. 

Product Code: MPP-04
Discount Course Price: $55

Brownstock Washing:  Fundamentals and Practices
Brownstock WashingEdited by:  Peter W. Hart and Michael T. Brown

Product Code:  0101R348
Discount Course Price:  $157.00


A NEW publication from TAPPI PRESS.  Brownstock washing is the heart of kraft pulp mill operation.  Each system needs to be completely understood from a theoretical and fundamental perspective.  This book reviews current state-of-the-art methods for designing and operating brownstock washing systems, including different types of washers and methods for troubleshooting these washer systems.  Current types of instrumentation and process control of washing systems are also highlighted.

Topics covered include:

  • Brownstock Washing
  • Washer Control Strategy
  • Fundamentals of Washing
  • Impact of Washing on other areas of the mill
  • Troubleshooting

In addition to the pulp manufacturing workforce, the editors highly recommend this publication for university faculty and students as it is designed to be a tool for industry engineers. Today's young engineers in the industry may not have had formal education and training due to omission of the subject from many curricula. 

Recovery Boiler Performance Calculation - Short Form - Technical Information Paper (TIP 0416-01) 

This document will be available in PDF format in the "My Electronic Documents" link on the home page once your order has been completed. Please make sure you have the latest version of Acrobat Reader. Click on the Acrobat Reader icon to check for the latest version, it's FREE. To print a hardcopy of a PDF file correctly you must have a postscript printer. If you are not sure if your printer is a postscript printer please refer to your owner's manual.

The calculation procedure described herein provides a relatively simple, standardized method for rating thermal performance of recovery units. The procedure uses an overall energy and mass balance to establish the thermal conversion efficiency--the amount of steam produced relative to the energy expended. It is designed for use only when the main fuel is black liquor from sodium based pulping operations.

The following sections address the possible applications, the data required for the calculations, and the calculation procedure itself. Forms--in both SI and English units - are provided to systemize data acquisition and to carry out the necessary calculations. The calculation is designed as a computer spreadsheet calculation (listed below).  It is compatible with Excel 2002 or later.

Product Code: 0108041601
Special Course Price: $25

Recovery Boiler Performance Calculation - Short Form - Excel Spreadsheet

This document will be available in excel PDF format in the "My Electronic Documents" link on the home page once your order has been completed. 

This Form is provided to systemize data acquisition and to carry out the necessary calculations referenced in TIP 0416-01. The calculation is designed as a computer spreadsheet calculation (compatible with Excel 2002 or later.) Please note for security purposes the macros in this spreadsheet have been disabled.

Product Code: TIP41601-SFORM
Special Course Price: $10

Learn with Your Peers

This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel, including: Engineers and Superintendents new to the kraft recovery area Senior Pulp Mill Operators Superintendents looking for new kraft recovery ideas or a refresher course Process engineers Technical sales and support staff from chemical, equipment, and consulting companies.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

This training event is among the highest rated of all TAPPI courses! Offers introductory- and intermediate-level content covering technology, including “what” happens, and “why” things happen.  This course provides the foundation for learning advanced topics more quickly. Learn from one of the most well-known and enthusiastic instructors, Dr. Michael Kocurek.

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