Paper Machine Conversions – Feasibility and Conceptual Engineering Phases - Part 2

Paper Machine Conversions – Feasibility and Conceptual Engineering Phases - Part 2

Virtual Event
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 to Tuesday, December 01, 2020

2PM - 3PM (ET)

Dec. 1st | 2PM - 3PM (ET)

Paper machine conversion projects to change the machines’ major product grades continue to be a trend in the paper industry. In recent years, most major North American paper companies and the professional service firms that provide consulting and engineering to them have adopted a phased engineering approach including a Front-end Loading (FEL) process similar to other process industries. Effective use of the FEL process can guide companies methodically and consistently to optimize the use of capital project funds.

This webinar reviews the initial phases of paper machine conversion projects, the FEL1 and FEL2 phases, which are often referred to as the Feasibility Analyses and Conceptual Design phases of the project. The FEL process will be discussed with an emphasis on considerations that are of particular concern to changing paper grades using existing mill assets.

Learning outcomes: Upon satisfactory completion of this seminar, participants should be able to: Understand the feasibility and conceptual engineering phases (FEL1 and FEL2) for paper machine conversion projects.

Who Should Attend?
Job Titles
Machine Superintendents and Assistants
Project Managers and Engineers
Process Engineers
Technical Specialists

Paper Producers
Paper Producers
Engineering Consultants

Dale Midyette

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Dale Midyette is a Papermaking Technology Specialist with Jacobs in Greenville, SC, and has been in the engineering industry supporting pulp and paper companies for over 30 years. He is a 35+ year member of TAPPI and has served in technical committee offices in Coating and Graphic Arts, Engineering, and the Paper and Board Divisions of TAPPI. He is a TAPPI Fellow and is currently the Vice-chair of the Paper and Board Division and the Chair of the Papermakers Technical Program Committee for TAPPICon 2021.

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