Tissue 201: Operations and Runnability Course

Co-located with TAPPICon in Atlanta, GA
Saturday, October 02, 2021 to Sunday, October 03, 2021

October 2-3, 2021

Co-located with TAPPICon in Atlanta, Georgia!

Course Objective
Expert instructors will explain the most important industry-accepted best practices that will help you:

  • Improve overall tissue machine efficiency
  • Increase production
  • Enhance product softness and bulk
  • What You Can Learn
    The causes of machine runnability and sheet quality problems due to furnish, wet-end chemistry, stock approach and headbox set-up
  • The principles for effective cleaning and conditioning of forming and press fabrics
  • The causes of machine runnability and sheet quality problems occurring specifically in the press and dryer sections
  • Yankee dryer operation, including risks and challenges posed by steam systems, hood and especially creping
  • Problems and opportunities in the calender and reel of the tissue machine

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Machine Supervisors
  • Operators
  • Suppliers or other technical people who are new to tissue grades

Note: This is an intermediate-level course.

Those with five or more years of tissue-making experience will benefit most. The TAPPI Tissue 101 Course is considered a prerequisite.

Comments from Previous Participants

What will you be able to go back and do as a result of this course?

  • I'll have a better understanding of the overall process and how each part affects tissue production and quality.
  • I'll be able to optimize the pilot tissue machine to target better speed, runnability, and look for better value for our members and clients.
  • I'll ask more questions, bring back improvements and increase my "solo" troubleshooting.
  • Now, I can review basic conditions of our operations and validate they are in practice.

What specifically did you like about this course?

  • The experience and quality of speakers.
  • This course helped me with a broad content on manufacturing.
  • Excellent practical information. Basic concepts were presented very clearly.

CEU Credits
Sixteen (16) Professional Development Hours or 1.6 CEUs are awarded for completion of the TAPPI Tissue 201 Course.

The Education Project Center of TAPPI has been reviewed and approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102.

TAPPI will award CEU credits to participants who attend at least 80 percent of the educational sessions and complete a final program evaluation.

Meet the exceptional members of the course faculty.


Jeff Peters, BTG Tissue Applications Manager, Americas
Jeff has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.  He started his career with Hercules and spent 23 years in a variety of positions; field sales, started the Hercules Tissue Applications group, managed the Americas tissue business and was Global Tissue Marketing and Business Development Manager. 

Jeff published several tissue related papers and holds a patent related to developing strength in tissue.  He left the paper industry for a few years to test his entrepreneurial spirit and decided to come back to the Tissue industry in 2009 with BTG to start up their tissue applications group.

Jeff is co-chair of the TAPPI Tissue 201 training session and co-chair of the TAPPI Tissue Division.

Jeff loves to waterski, fish and hunt.  He is happily married, 35 years, has two boys (married) and 7 grandchildren (4 girls and 3 boys).  Jeff resides on a lake in Vicksburg (Kalamazoo), Michigan.


Jim Bell - Albany International
Jim is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a ME in Engineering Management. Jim has worked for Albany International’s Press Fabric Applications team for over 20 years with a focus on improving safety, drying and press fabric life through design.

 

Additional Faculty is tentatively scheduled to include:

David Castro - Nalco

Charlie Foss, BTG

Matt Gregersen - Albany International

John Holton - Jaeger Inc. Cylinder Service

Jerry Kramer - Valmet

Jan Larsson - Valmet

John Neun - Albany International

Jan Skawski - Valmet

Mark Sorenson - Andritz Kusters

David Welsford - Solenis

Brian Worcester - Georgia-Pacific, LLC

 

Earn 1.6 CEUs for completion of this training.

This is the tentative course schedule for 2021 and may be subject to some changes.

DAY ONE
Module I: Stock Preparation and Wet-End Operations

Welcome and Course Overview

Wet End Chemistry Impacts and Optimization

Forming Fabric Options and Benefits

Tissue Former/Headbox Operations and Optimization

Case Study: Module I

Module II: Pressing and Doctoring Operation

Press Fabric Options and Benefits

Clothing – Cleaning and Conditioning Best Practices

Press Roll Operation and Optimization (SPR, BDR, etc.)

Creping Best Practices

Yankee Coating Systems

Case Study: Module II

Q&A for Modules I and II

DAY TWO

Overview for Day Two

Module III: Drying and Dry-End Operation

Improving Dry End Performance

Yankee Hood Design, Operation and Optimization

Tissue Calendering

Yankee Dryers - Safety, Steam, Condensate Systems

Diagnostics & the Tissue Machine

Case Study: Module III

Evaluation and Final Adjournment

Sixteen Professional Development Hours or 1.6 Continuing Education Units Awarded

The Education Project Center of TAPPI has been reviewed and approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300, McLean, VA 22102 . TAPPI will award CEU credits to participants who attend at least 80 percent of the educational sessions and complete a final program evaluation.

 

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Winding Machines: Mechanics and Measurements
By David R. Roisum, Ph.D.

David R. Roisum, Ph.D. is president and senior consultant of Finishing Technologies, Inc. in Neenah, Wisconsin. He has nearly two decades of experience in the design, development and troubleshooting of web machinery and was the recipient of TAPPI’s 1990 Finishing and Converting Division Award. Dr. Roisum’s common sense approach to the complex science of web handling makes him a popular lecturer to industry and academia alike. His skill at translating highly complex information into practical reference has also served him well as a speaker at more than a dozen international conferences, as consulting editor for Converting Magazine and as a frequent contributor to TAPPI JOURNAL.

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Towel and Tissue Papermaking CD-ROM
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Product Code: MPP-15
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Mechanics of Rollers
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Winders: The Complete Guide for Paper Mills and Converters
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This comprehensive book serves as a complete winder training, applications, and product buying guide. This helpful text shows readers how to analyze, select, implement, and improve a winding operation. By describing and illustrating the various types of winders, the book can help readers determine the best winding method for their particular materials.

This valuable industry resource will be useful to everyone involved in the winder process area, including engineers, production managers, maintenance managers, and other technical and production staff. Winder manufacturers and industry consultants will also find this unique book to be a valuable resource. 1998. 186 pages, soft cover.
Product Code: 0101R274
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Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers, 2nd Edition
This report provides suggested guidelines to aid in the safe operation and management of Yankee dryers. A project of the Maintenance and Mechanical Engineering Committee of TAPPI’s Engineering Division, these guidelines are intended to satisfy existing ASME Codes and most jurisdictional requirements.

Contents include:
Engineering and Design Guidelines, Maintenance and Repair Guidelines, Operating Guidelines, and Personnel Safety Guidelines. 1995. 38 pages, soft cover.
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Guidelines for the Safe Operations of Steam Heated Paper Machine Dryers
Edited by Steven P. Fusco

This is a guide to the safe operation and maintenance of steam heated paper machine dryers. The Steam Heated Dryer Subcommittee of the TAPPI Engineering Division’s Maintenance and Mechanical Engineering Committee prepared this report. The report includes details on dryer construction, operation, and safety guidelines. It also features a glossary, a reference list, and conversion factors for SI units. 1995. 64 pages, soft cover.
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