Assessing Dryer Performance Using TAPPI TIPs

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This webinar was hosted by the TAPPI Papermakers & Water Removal Committees on September 28, 2010. The seminar was available live to all members of the Papermakers and Water Removal Committees.

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Ken Hill graduated from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1978 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked for Huyck Drying Productions, Enerdry Corporation, Poyry Bek, Valmet Enerdry, Hill Drying Systems, Johnson Corporation and Kadant Johnson. In 1991, he formed Hill Drying Systems. His company conducted dryer studies helping paper mills improve their dryer performance. While employed at Poyry Bek, Enerdry Corporation and Hill Drying Systems, he developed test methods that can be used to analyze and benchmark dryer performance. Many of these test methods are widely used within the paper industry.

Ken has been an active member of TAPPI. He is a member of the Water Removal Committee and currently serves as Vice Chairman for the Papermaker's Committee.

Currently, Ken is Systems Group President for Kadant Johnson Inc working in the area of dryer drainage system design and control.

The Papermakers Committee is planning the following Web Seminars in the future:

Date: January 25th, 2011
Time: 1:30 - 2:30pm EST
Presenter: Ken Hall, MeadWestvaco Corporation
Title: Precautions When Warming & Cooling Dryer Sections

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