Do You Have All the Resources You Need for Your Yankee Dryer?
Guidelines for the Safe Assessment and Operation of Yankee Dryers, a new release from TAPPI Press, is a must have resource for the Yankee Responsible Person (YRP), municipal officials that make onsite inspections, and insurance carriers that cover Yankee dryers. This report has been sectioned into Engineering and Design, Maintenance and Repair, Operating Guidelines, and Personnel Safety. It is an updated combination of Guidelines for Safety and Condition Assessment (1992) and Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers (1995), the most commonly used references on Yankee safety and operations guidelines in the tissue industry.
This new edition provides updated guidelines relative to steel Yankee dryers, as well as new learnings and recommendations for cast iron Yankee dryers. This report is a project of the Yankee Dryer Safety & Reliability Committee.
Recently John Holton, the editor of Guidelines for the Safe Assessment and Operation of Yankee Dryers, was interviewed as part of the TAPPI Press Virtual Book Launch Party. During the interview, Holton talked about the importance of the YRP. “Most mills have a Yankee Responsible Person because if you don’t, then no one is responsible. And the Yankee dryer is a critical asset. Very few people have spares, and then it’s only the big corporations that do. So if you lose the asset, whether you have a spare or not, it can be catastrophic.” Watch the interview to see what he had to say about the book.
In addition to the book, don’t forget to get a copy of TAPPI TIP 0425-01 which provides guidelines for routine periodic inspection and testing of Yankee or MG dryers used in paper machines. This technical information paper provides an industry wide “benchmark” on the scope and frequency of recommended inspections and tests giving your mill a better understanding so you can better plan outages, evaluate contractors, and identify and rectify problems.