TAPPI IEEE Paper Machine Drives Course

Jacksonville, Florida USA
Thursday, June 27, 2019 to Friday, June 28, 2019

Taught by experienced paper machine drive engineers, the IEEE /TAPPI Paper Machine Drives Short Course provides the opportunity to gain a complete understanding of the selection, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of all paper machine drive systems. Held in conjunction with IEEE’s 63rd Annual Pulp, Paper and Forest Industries Conference, this course focuses on the knowledge needed to apply basic paper machine drives to day-to-day operations.

Presented in conjunction with the 2019 IEEE Pulp and Paper Technical Conference

IEEE Pulp, Paper and Forest Industry Local Conference Committee is pleased to offer a tutorial session focused on one of the industry’s most important technical subjects - Paper Machine Drives.  

This course will aid in your understanding of the selection, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of all paper machine drive systems, ac or dc.

Review the Course Overview.

Taught by paper machine drive engineers, all of whom have had many years of experience in drives on the paper machine, this course will help you understand:

  • Power demand calculations
  • Drive configurations for the sections
  • Detail application of ac drives
  • Analysis of problems
  • Troubleshooting techniques
  • Proper installation techniques
  • Identifying the “gotchas” before they get 'cha
  • How to upgrade an existing drive system.

Instructors focus on delivering knowledge so that you can apply basic paper machine drives to day-to-day operations.  They will provide you with the know-how to evaluate and select paper machine drives, and modern machine configurations.

Here's What You'll Learn:

  • Increase your problem-solving skills through team activities and practical exercises
  • Get personalized answers to specific questions and operating situations 
  • Learn how to use disturbance analysis for problem solving 
  • Achieve increased production volume due to less downtime

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone in the mill with responsibility for the drives on a paper machine
  • Those who have corporate responsibility for the drives on a paper machine
  • Consultants responsible for paper machine drives 
  • Mill/Plant Engineers 
  • Mill/Plant Maintenance Engineers and Lead Operators 
  • Application and Design Engineers (Controls and OEMs) 
  • Staff Engineers 
  • Electrical Superintendents 
  • Suppliers of Paper Mill Drives

What's the Word?
When asked what they'll be able to do after this course, past participants said:

"Now, I'll be able to help solve machine maintenance issues, reduce failures and improve future designs."

"I'll apply this knowledge to more effectively communicate with drive maintenance technicians."

"This course helped me look at paper machine drives for upgrades and sizing."

"I now know how to look for adequate grounding for CMC and CMV causing bearing failures."

"The curriculum taught me how to look at capabilities for speed-up."

 "Learning how to troubleshoot drives is where I benefited most.”

Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the range of modern paper machinery and modern machine configurations.
  • Calculate drive HP using "unit constant" or “component value” theory.
  • Explain the fundamental relationships between mechanical and electrical systems and identify major application considerations of drive train components.
  • Discuss AC drive selection and application, as well as installation and economic considerations of AC vs. C drives.
  • Describe existing load and speed data for rebuilding a paper machine and evaluate data for HP selection.
  • Apply the fundamentals of disturbance analysis techniques to solve problems.
  • Identify considerations for specifying and applying paper machine drive speed reducers.

Register today!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

8:00 AM Introductions

18:10 AM Wet End Drive Sizing (Power Calculations)

9:45 AM Break

10:00 AM Dynamic Analysis & Troubleshooting

11:20 AM Wet End Control Configurations

12:10 PM Lunch

1:00 PM Dry End Drive Sizing (Power Calculations)

1:45 PM Dry End Control Configurations

2:45 PM Break

3:00 PM Application and Selection Guidelines for AC System Drives 

4:20 PM Drive System Upgrades

5:15 PM End Sessions for the Day

Friday, June 28, 2019

7:30 AM Basic Physics for Drive Systems Engineers

8:30 AM Winder TAPPI Calculations

10:00 AM Disturbance Analysis and Troubleshooting

11:00 AM Wrap Up / Questions

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