Grade Change Transition Performance and Troubleshooting


Grade change transition losses frequently appear in the top five quality impacts when reviewing paper machine performance. The demand to achieve quick and frequent grade transitions is a large contributor to the increased quality losses. Understanding the potential sources of these quality losses can be a very challenging process to go through and requires collaboration of different areas of the paper machine production, quality, and process control staff. With collaboration, relevant process data can be identified and collected to properly quantify grade change performance and provide a systematic approach to identify common quality issues during grade change. Using documented methods to quantify grade change performance can be used to point to areas that are under performing. By quantifying grade change transition performance, the financial benefits can also be more readily validated.

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