Kraft Recovery Operations Course

St. Petersburg, Florida
Monday, January 09, 2023 to Thursday, January 12, 2023

One of TAPPI's highest rated, longest running events! You'll learn ways to improve pulp production efficiency, minimize operating costs and reduce environmental impact. This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel.

Course Dates: January 9-12, 2023

The TAPPI Kraft Recovery Operations Course is a comprehensive review of the important recovery operations in kraft pulp mills with the objective of helping improve pulp production efficiency, minimize operating costs and reduce environmental impact.

You will learn the chemistry, physics and engineering principles related to kraft recovery.

This successful balanced curriculum has been continually peer-reviewed, updated and delivered effectively for 36 years!

The Kraft Recovery Faculty of internationally recognized experts will provide practical day-to-day information through presentations, Q&A sessions, quizzes, exercises and networking.

Join Your Peers to Learn
This course is designed for pulp mill operations personnel, including:

  • Engineers and superintendents working in the kraft recovery area
  • Senior pulp mill operators
  • Superintendents looking for new kraft recovery ideas or a refresher course
  • Process engineers
  • Technical sales and support staff from chemical, equipment, and consulting companies
  • Graduate students

Diverse Representation
More than 50 different companies were represented at a recent Kraft Recovery Course with attendees from 12 countries and 16 states in the U.S.

COURSE CONTENT
This training covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Energy and process optimization
  • Impact of non-process elements on recovery operations
  • Minimizing chemical losses
  • Recausticizing and Lime Kilns
  • Black Liquor Evaporation
  • Recovery Boilers
  • Recovery Maintenance & Management
  • Tall Oil Soap Recovery
  • Electrostatic Precipitators - Principals and Optimization

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the kraft recovery process
  • Describe the black liquor evaporator operation and list ways to improve it
  • Identify causes and solutions for recausticizing problems
  • Describe lime returning principles and devise a means to improve kiln performance
  • Identify causes and solutions for recovery boiler problems
  • List the main causes of corrosion in recovery boilers and ways to minimize them

INCLUDED WITH YOUR REGISTRATION

You will receive a copy of the TAPPI PRESS publicationKROS.png titled, Kraft Recovery Boilers, 3rd Edition, as a benefit of your attendance at this training event (a $244 value).  It is sponsored by the Recovery Boiler Program R&D Subcommittee of the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and published by TAPPI Press. 

Kraft Recovery Boilers is co-authored by eight experts, who have been instructors of the Kraft Recovery Course. It contains 16 chapters, covering various aspects of recovery boiler technology, from chemical principles to black liquor properties, sprays and combustion/char bed characteristics. It also covers a wide range of operating issues including fouling and plugging, sootblowing, corrosion and cracking, particulate and gas emissions, safety, equipment design and control principles, and material and energy balances. It is an excellent book for the course participants to have, not only to follow the lectures during the course, but also to use as a good reference source in their work after the course.  

Pre-Course Survey
Unlike many presentations you've attended, this course offers a pre-course survey where you get the opportunity to request topics of interest to you.  Content and discussion time is added to accommodate this unique option to personalize the training. In short, you'll get answers to your specific questions! 

Earn 2.6 CEUs
TAPPI is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). TAPPI complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, TAPPI is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

TAPPI will issue 2.6 CEUs to participants who attend at least 80 percent of the educational sessions and complete a final program evaluation.

BENEFITS OF TAPPI MEMBERSHIP
TAPPI Members receive discounts on training events, TAPPI Bookstore publications and many other opportunities.

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TAPPI and BLRBAC
If your'e interested in kraft recovery operations, you may be interested in participating in the spring and fall meetings of a TAPPI Partner, the Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Advisory Committee (BLRBAC).

Co-Located Events

This course takes place at the same time in St. Petersburg, FL, as the TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course, which offers an excellent opportunity to meet many people and experts in one place!  Make sure you register for the course you plan to attend.

Need Custom Training on this Topic?

The content for this course can be tailored specifically to your company's needs and delivered by a TAPPI instructor onsite at your location or as virtual and blended learning formats.
With TAPPI Company Classroom, we’ll work with you to determine your training needs and develop a curriculum to match your objectives.
Contact us to get started.

2021 Training Guide

Review the new 2021 Training Guide to learn more about the broad range of technical training resources from the TAPPI Academy.

Learn from an internationally known panel of experts in kraft recovery.

HONGHI TRAN, Course Chair, obtained his B.Sc. and M.Eng. in Ceramic Engineering from Shizuoka University, Japan, and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Toronto (UofT), Canada in 1982. Honghi has been with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, UofT since 1987. He was professor from 1994 to 2019 and director of the Pulp & Paper from 2003 to 2022, and is currently a professor emeritus. During his nearly 4 decades of research tenure at UofT, Honghi established and directed 11 large industrial research consortia, focusing on issues related to fouling/corrosion in recovery boilers, causticizing/lime kiln chemistry, Na and S balances, borate autocausticizing, combustion and ash related problems in biomass boilers as well as mill waste disposal and utilization. He supervised/co-supervised over 100 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows; authored/co-authored over 320 refereed papers and book chapters and had 8 patents. Honghi has been an instructor of the TAPPI Kraft Recovery Course since its establishment in 1986 and has chaired it since 2006. He received numerous prestigious awards including the 2013 PAPTAC John S. Bates Gold Medal and the 2017 TAPPI Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal. Honghi was inducted to the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame in 2017, the UofT Engineering Alumni Hall of Distinction in 2021, and the Pulp & Paper Canada’s Inaugural Hall of Fame in 2022. Honghi is a TAPPI fellow, a PAPTAC fellow, a Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow and a registered professional engineer of Ontario. 

 

tobin .pngTOBIN ALT (B.S., TOBIN ALT is Vice President of Kadant Black Clawson’s Chemical Pulping Group located in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has a Chemical Engineering degree from Montana State University and also earned four varsity letters for also playing football with the Bobcats. Tobin has been in the industry since 1979, 40+ years, while working for Owens-Illinois in their Forest Products Division as Co-Op Engineer. Since that time he has worked for PCA, Dorr-Oliver, Ahlstrom, International Paper, Georgia-Pacific and Kadant in several different capacities ranging from various Engineering Roles; Process, Field, and Sales Engineer to Vice President. Tobin has extensive experience with lime kilns and recausticizing, along with black liquor evaporation and pulp washing.

 

ROBERT (BOB) D. BARTHOLOMEW (B.S., Chemical Engineering, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, U.S.A.) is a registered professional engineer who joined Sheppard T. Powell Associates LLC in 1986 as a senior engineer and is now an associate with the firm. He has provided consulting services in the areas of steam/water cycle chemistry, equipment inspections, chemical cleanings, makeup water treatment, cooling water treatment, and evaluations of deposition and damage in boilers, condensers, and turbines for the power, cogeneration, pulp and paper, steel, sugar, and other industries. Bob also has provided seminars for Power and Pulp & Paper Industry Clients. He is currently active in the ASME Research and Technology Committee for Water & Steam in Thermal Systems and has served as an instructor for the TAPPI Recovery Boiler Water Treatment course since 2002. He has authored or coauthored over 30 technical publications. At the 2009 International Water Conference, Bob received the Paul Cohen award for his 2008 presentation "An Introduction to Boiler Water Alkalinity Limits for Industrial Boilers". 

 

MARTIN BEDDOWS is currently the Burner Product Manager for Metso Outotec in High Wycombe, UK. He received his B.Eng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kingston Polytechnic, London, UK in before entering Industry where he has accumulated over 30 years’ experience specializing in combustion and burner systems for a broad range of applications from Oil and Gas to Automotive as well as Kraft Pulp Mills. As a director of Kiln Flame Systems Ltd (KFS), Martin has been involved in the development of lime recovery kiln burners systems including use of alternative fuels such as hydrogen and lignin. He has authored/co-authored numerous presentations and papers for conferences including TAPPI PEERS and Nordic Wood Bio-Refinery Conference.

 

JIM BREWSTER has recently retired from J. D. Irving, Limited in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, where he served as a Senior Project Advisor to the Pulp & Paper Division for a major continuous digester project. After earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Portland State University and completing Minors in both Economics and Accounting, Jim has spent over 40 years in the kraft pulp industry. Throughout his career, Jim has worked as a Shift Supervisor for both Pulping and Recovery operations, a Pulp mill Superintendent; a Project Manager for a major kraft mill rebuild; a Mill Energy Manager; a Project Manager for the construction of a new recovery boiler. He also served Assistant Plant Manager of Engineering, Process Engineering, Capital Projects and Environment. After 20 years at the Georgia-Pacific Pulp & Paper facility in Camas, WA, Jim moved to eastern Canada to join the Irving Pulp & Paper Mill. He spent his first eight years there as Production Manager, and in 2001, assumed the role of Mill Manager, the position that he held until March 2014. During his tenure as Mill Manger, Jim has managed the company’s $400 million investment in a total plant rebuild and environmental improvement projects. Irving Pulp & Paper is now the only mill in North America to meet all current wastewater discharge guidelines without primary or secondary effluent treatment. As a result of these accomplishments, the company earned the Canadian Council of Ministers for the Environment (CCME) Award for pollution prevention and was more recently awarded a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) 2005 Synergy Award for Innovation, in partnership with the University of New Brunswick (Saint John). Jim has been an instructor of the Kraft Recovery Course since 2006. 

 

NIKOLAI DE MARTINI joined the University of Toronto (U of T) as an Assistant Professor in July 2017 where he conducts research relevant to chemical recovery and renewable energy. Prior to joining U of T, he has worked as a senior researcher at both Åbo Akademi University with Professor Mikko Hupa and at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) at Georgia Tech. He received his BSc from Oregon State University and his MSc and PhD from Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) in chemical engineering. In all of his positions, he has enjoyed working closely with the pulp and paper industry to apply a knowledge of process chemistry to solve industrial challenges. At IPST his research was focused on scaling in black liquor evaporators, and he has worked directly with mills on controlling mill chemistry to minimize evaporator fouling. At ÅAU he worked with the chemistry of black liquor combustion among other topics. He is currently working with William J. Frederick, Jr on a new book on Black Liquor Evaporation. In addition to his work in chemical engineering he is has been active in rowing and coaching rowing for the past 20 years. 

 

DOUG FORAN is a chemical engineering graduate of Dalhousie University and earned a Master of Engineering degree from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. Doug has worked in the pulp and paper industry for 50 years. For the past 44 years, he has worked in Savannah Georgia, initially for Union Camp Corporation and Kraton Chemical LLC. For the past 35 years, he has worked as a Recovery Engineer. In this capacity he worked with the contract suppliers of soap, tall oil and turpentine to help them improve their yield from the softwood pulped. He has consulted on soap and turpentine recovery in mills from Siberia to South America, but primarily in the southern United States. Over the past 10 years the mills that Doug has supported have increased tall oil recovery by about 55,000 tons / year and about 1,000,000 gallons / year of turpentine and supported additional pulp production of about 26,000 tons/year. He retired from full time employment in September 2018. In 2020 he formed Forest Chemical Recovery Consulting, LLC and continues to consult in the industry. Doug is past chairman of the Alkaline Pulping Committee for TAPPI and a recipient of the Distinguished Leadership and Service Award for the Pulping Division. He has authored several papers on by-products recovery issues in Pulp and Paper, Naval Stores Review and TAPPI Journal. He authored the chapter on Tall Oil Soap Recovery in Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Processes, Third Edition, TAPPI Press, 1992. He has recently completed three chapters of a revision of the Naval Stores textbook to be published as an e-book by the Pine Chemicals Association. The chapters are on Turpentine Recovery, Soap Recovery and Soap Acidulation. 

 

GLENN HANSON is currently in Pyro Technical Sales Support for Metso Outotec in the North & Central Americas Region. As such, Glenn provides technical support for aftermarket parts & services on rotary equipment in Pyro applications. He received a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in 1986, Glenn has worked over 30 years with a focus on lime recovery kiln systems in kraft pulp mills. Glenn has been involved in process design, presentations, sales, installation, training, start-up and troubleshooting on lime kiln systems worldwide. He is co-holder of a US Patent and continues R&D work on lime recovery kiln applications. Glenn has developed and presented more than 80 Lime Recovery Kiln Process/Operations & Maintenance Seminars; he now coordinates the annual TAPPI KilnCon Workshops & Seminars with TAPPI Local Sections across the US. He has authored/co-authored numerous papers and presentations for TAPPI technical meetings and major conferences and was an editor & contributor to the TAPPI Lime Kiln & Recausticizing textbook. Glenn returns for his twelfth year on the TAPPI KROS faculty. A 25+ year TAPPI Member, he has also served on various Local Section Executive Committees, is Past-Chairman of Gulf Coast TAPPI, recipient of the 2017 TAPPI Paul Magnabosco Award and is in the TAPPI Fellows Class of 2021. Glenn is a dedicated and active fan of Wisconsin sports teams including the Green Bay Packers & is an NFL Owner. 

 

PETER HART is the Director of Fiber Science and Technology for Westrock. He has been with the company for 26 years. Peter received a BS in Chemical Engineering and Pulp and Paper Technology and an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine. He received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992. Peter started working for Westvaco at its pulping and bleaching research center in Charleston, SC. From there, he moved to the Westvaco mill in Wickliffe, KY as a Production engineering in pulp, power and recovery. After assisting with the due diligence associated with the purchase of the Temple Inland mill in Evadale, TX, Peter moved to TX as a Technical Assistant to the Production Manager. At the merger of Westvaco and Mead, he returned to research out of Chillicothe, OH. After several small group and senior individual contributor positions, Peter became the Director of Fiber Science and Technology for MWV, later to become WestRock. Peter is currently the Director of the Fiber and Substate Group for WestRock Research & Development. He currently serves as Co-chair of the APPTI Next Generation Pulping Team and Co-chair Black Liquor Concentration Team. He has been a TAPPI member for more than 35 years and has chaired the Brownstock Washing short course for over 10 years. He has also presented in the Bleaching short course and won several technical awards from TAPPI. Peter has co-edited three major textbooks for TAPPI: The Bleaching of Pulp, 5th Ed, Brownstock Washing: Fundamentals and Practices, and Lime Kilns and Recausticizing: The Forgotten Part of a Kraft Mill. 

 

MIKKO HUPA is a Professor Emeritus at the Chemical Engineering Department of the Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) in Turku, Finland. Mikko has supervised over 40 PhD theses and authored or co-authored more than 300 journal papers and other publications in the areas of combustion chemistry, flue gas emission reduction, black liquor combustion and gasification, and fluidized bed combustion. Mikko has a wide experience as an industrial consultant on issues of chemical aspects of combustion and energy processes. Mikko has been the President of the International Flame Research Foundation, IFRF, an international organization in the area of industrial combustion with 250 member organizations in almost twenty countries in the world. Since the last three years Mikko has been President of his university ÅAU. While very busy with this new role, Mikko still loves coming to the KROS Course in Florida in January. Besides engineering science Mikko likes to play racket sports and piano. 

 

JOHN B. JOHNSON II received his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute in 1978. He joined Goslin-Birmingham in 1981 as a Field Service Engineer and eventually became the Recausticizing Product Manager. Since then, he has also worked for Thermo Black Clawson, Kadant, Eimco, Dorr-Oliver Eimco, FLSmidth, Metso and Valmet, from where he recently retired. In all cases, his job focus was recausticizing. Over the years, John has been involved in product development, including various types of disc filters used in causticizing plants. John has designed both sedimentation and filtration based recaust systems installed in kraft mills in North and South Americas and Asia, and participated in the installation, start-up and optimization of most of them. The experience has also allowed John to work with almost every type of equipment operating in the causticizing plant, including some that are no longer actively marketed. 

 

PAUL JOHNSON is Engineering Manager with LDX Solutions-Lundberg in Redmond, Washington. He earned BS degrees in Pulp and Paper Technology and in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington. After working for Potlatch Corporation, he earned an MS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Idaho in 1981, modeling full mill mass and energy balances. He was a guest researcher at STFI in Stockholm, Sweden, and also worked for Scott Paper. In his thirty-six years with Lundberg he has managed a variety of pulp mill heat recovery, chemical recovery, and environmental projects, and presently concentrates on process evaluation and design, and project management. Areas of experience include blow heat and turpentine recovery, non-condensable gas collection and incineration, condensate segregation and stripping, liquor oxidation, waste gas incinerators, and gas scrubbing. He is a PE and TAPPI member, and has previously presented papers at TAPPI conferences and the Kraft Recovery Short Course. 

 

ANDREW K. JONES is a Senior Engineering Fellow at International Paper (IP) where his primary responsibility is to foster the implementation on new process innovations. Previously he was the recovery boiler SME, in this role he ensured safe and efficient operation of the approximately 40 recovery boilers currently operated by IP. He has been with IP since 1997. Prior to this time, he worked for ABB/Combustion Engineering leading their recovery boiler R&D efforts. He received his PhD from the Institute of Paper Chemistry in 1989 completing one of the earliest CFD models of the Kraft recovery boiler and is a co-author of the “Kraft Recovery Boiler” textbook. Andy is active in TAPPI, having led the Engineering Division, and was the conference chair for the TAPPI PEERS conference. He was the winner of the TAPPI Engineering Leadership and Service Award in 2004. He was also the conference chair for the ICRC (International Chemical Recovery Conference) and remains active on the organizing committee for this conference. Andy was named a TAPPI Fellow in 2016 and he received the Engineering Division Technical Award and Beloit Prize in 2018. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto for more than 25 years. He was also an accomplished runner holding several ultra-marathon world records including the 100-mile record of 12:05:43. He now competes in cycling time trial races as his running legs are no longer as vibrant as they once were. 

 

JARMO KAILA is Vice President for the Recovery area of ANDRITZ located in Alpharetta, GA. He has a M.Sc. degree from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. Jarmo has over 30-year career in the industry, with positions related to various functions of the pulp mill recovery area. His specialty field has been black liquor evaporation and concentration, liquor byproducts separation and processing and the overall pulp mill chemical cycle. During his professional career he has worked for Tampella/Kvaerner (Valmet) and Andritz (Ahlstrom). Jarmo is the author or co-author of several patents on black liquor evaporation technology and related fields. He has also authored numerous scientific articles and presentations on professional magazines and conventions. In addition to his professional interests Jarmo is keenly interested, rides and occasionally competes in all modes of two-wheeled transportation; whether muscle or motor powered. 

 

ANN PLANK is a Senior Process Engineer with LDX Solutions-Lundberg in Redmond, Washington. She earned BS degrees in Pulp and Paper Engineering and in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington. In her twenty years with Lundberg, she has managed and designed a variety of pulp mill heat recovery, chemical recovery, and environmental projects, and presently concentrates on process evaluation and design. Areas of experience include blow heat and turpentine recovery, non-condensable gas collection and incineration, condensate segregation and stripping, liquor oxidation, waste gas incinerators, gas scrubbing, soap recovery, and tall oil recovery. Ann was a member of the BLRBAC Thermal Oxidation of Waste Streams advisory committee from 2009 to 2012 

 

DOUG SINGBEIL recently retired from FPInnovations, where he was employed for nearly 40 years, and is now a principal of a consultancy called GreenTree Strategies. He led investigations into a myriad of corrosion and materials related issues in the pulp and paper industry – stress corrosion cracking and corrosion of kraft continuous digesters, corrosion of equipment in recaust and pulping operations, corrosion of wall tubes and near-drum thinning of generating bank tubes, as well as cracking of composite tubes in recovery boilers. Other topics of research included corrosion of superheaters in biomass boilers and materials selection for forest-based biorefineries. Throughout his career with FPInnovations, Doug actively engaged with pulp and paper mills around the world; attending shutdowns and advising on repair strategies. Within FPInnovations, Doug research interests broadened, and he eventually managed groups responsible for research not only in corrosion and materials engineering, but also in thermochemical processes, bioenergy, and forest-based biorefineries. He served as Research Manager for Process Engineering and as Industrial Sector Leader for Bioproducts. He contributed to the Canadian-sponsored BioPathways project from 2010-2012 and served five years as a member of the board of directors for BioFuelNet, a Canadian university-based network of excellence. Doug has authored or co-authored many technical papers and presentations over his career. Doug is a Fellow of both TAPPI and NACE International (now AMPP). 
 

DANNY S. TANDRA is President of Clyde Industries, Inc based in Atlanta, GA, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto (U of T), Canada. He received his B.Eng from Universitas Surabaya in Indonesia, M.Eng. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from U of T and MBA in Management of Technology from Georgia Institute of Technology. His Ph.D. thesis focused on the use of 9 - 14 bar medium steam pressure for sootblowing. He tested the concept at the Irving Pulp & Paper and fully implemented the knowledge at four pulp mills in North America to generate additional power from recovery boilers. Danny's work focuses on cost reduction and energy-efficient processes, recovery and power boiler thermodynamics, deposit formation and removal, and Intelligent SootBlowing strategies. He is an active member of AICHE and TAPPI. He chaired the TAPPI Energy, Recovery and Recaust Committee and is currently Chair of the TAPPI Engineering Division. 

 

THANH TRUNG is President and Executive Director with FITNIR Analyzers Inc. He received his BSc. (honor) from the University of British Columbia, specializing in analytical chemistry and Spectroscopy. He joined the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada in 1993 as a Senior Research Scientist and Group Leader in Sensing Development. His pioneering efforts in advanced vibrational spectroscopy, including Fourier-transform Near Infrared and Raman spectroscopy have led to numerous US and International Patents. He has co-authored chapters in the Handbook of Applied Spectroscopy and co-editor of special additions of Journal of NIRS. Thanh’s current focus is on the application of online measurements and control for pulp and paper operations. He was the recipient of the Best Process control paper for 2012, co-recipient of the Best Paper in Steam and Power for 2014, and the Best Paper at the ABTCP 2014. He is an active member of TAPPI, PAPTAC, Applied Spectroscopy Society, and Near Infrared Society. 

Co-Located Events

This course takes place at the same time in St. Petersburg, FL, as the TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course, which offers an excellent opportunity to meet many people and experts in one place!  Make sure you register for the course you plan to attend.

Earn 2.6 CEUs for completing this course!

TAPPI Kraft Recovery Operations Course Schedule

Course Dates:  January 9-12, 2023

Course Co-Sponsors:
The Steam & Power Committee of TAPPI's Engineering Division
The Alkaline Pulping Committee of TAPPI's Pulp Manufacture Division

 
MONDAY
8:00
Session 1  -  Introduction to the Course
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
 
8:20
KRAFT RECOVERY PROCESS
Jim Brewster, Irving Pulp & Paper, Saint John, NB
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

9:00
Session 2  - Recausticizing / Lime Reburning

RECAUSTICIZING PRINCIPLES
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

9:30
RECAUSTICIZING PRACTICE
John Johnson, Valmet, Atlanta, GA, USA

9:50
Morning Break

10:10
RECAUSTICIZING PRACTICE (Cont'd)
John Johnson, Valmet, Atlanta, GA, USA

10:50
CAUSTICIZING PLANT CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION
Thanh Trung, FITNIR Analyzers Inc., Vancouver, BC, Canada

11:30
Team Conference

11:50
Lunch on Your Own

13:10
LIME KILN: PRINCIPALS AND CHEMISTRY
Martin Beddows, Mesto:Outotec, High Wycombe, UK

Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

13:30
LIME KILN: EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
Glenn Hanson, Industrial Kiln & Dryer Group, Louisville, KY

14:30
Afternoon Break

14:50
LIME KILN: COMBUSTION AND PROCESS OPTIMIZATION
Martin Beddows, Mesto:Outotec, High Wycombe, UK

15:30
Recaust & Lime Kiln Operations Workshop

16:30
Homework & Networking

17:15 - 18:00
Reception


TUESDAY
8:00
Team Presentations
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
 
8:30
Session 3 - Black Liquor Evaporation
BROWNSTOCK WASHING PRINCIPALS AND OPERATION
Peter Hart, WestRock, Atlanta, GA

9:10
BLACK LIQUOR PROPERTIES & EVAPORATOR FOULING
Niko DeMartini, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

9:50
Morning Break

10:10 
EVAPORATORS: PRINCIPALS AND EQUIPMENT
Jarmo Kaila, Andritz Inc., Atlanta, GA 

10:40
EVAPORATORS: BOIL-OUT FUNDAMENTALS
Niko DeMartini, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

10:50
EVAPORATORS: TROUBLESHOOTING AND OPTIMIZATION
Jarmo Kaila, Andritz Inc., Atlanta, GA 

11:30
TEAM CONFERENCE

11:50
Lunch on Your Own

13:10
TALL OIL SOAP RECOVERY
Doug Foran, Kraton Chemical, LLC, Savannah, GA

13:50
FOUL CONDENSATE STRIPPING
Paul Johnson, Lundberg, Inc. Bellevue, WA

14:30
Afternoon Break

14:50
NCG HANDLING
Paul Johnson, Lundberg, Inc. Bellevue, WA

15:30
Evaporator Operations Workshop

16:30 - 17:15
Networking

WEDNESDAY
8:00
Introduction to Day 3 & Team Presentation
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
 
8:30 
Session 4 - Recovery Boilers
RECOVERY BOILER EQUIPMENT AND ISSUES
Jim Brewster, Consultant, Brimfield, IL 

9:10
BLACK LIQUOR DROPLET BURNING
Mikko Hupa, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

9:50
Morning Break

10:10
BLACK LIQUOR AND AIR DELIVERY
Andrew Jones, International Paper, Loveland, OH

10:50
RECOVERY BOILER CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES
Mikko Hupa, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

11:30
Team Conference

11:50
Lunch on Your Own

13:10
DEPOSIT FORMATION, IMPACT AND CONTROL
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

13:50
RECOVERY BOILER OPTIMIZATION
Andrew Jones, International Paper, Loveland, OH

14:30
Afternoon Break

14:50
RECOVERY BOILER WATER TREATMENT
Bob Bartholomew, Sheppard T. Powell Associates, Baltimore, MD

15:30
Recovery Boiler Operations Workshop

16:30
Networking

17:15 - 18:00
Reception

THURSDAY

8:00 
Introduction to Day 4 & Team Presentation
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

8:30
Session 5 - Recovery Process Issues

RECOVERY AND UTILITY MANAGEMENT
Jim Brewster, Irving Pulp & Paper, Saint John, NB, Canada

9:10
CORROSION & CRACKING IN RECOVERY EQUIPMENT

Douglas Singbeil, GreenTree Strategies, Vancouver, BC 

9:50
Morning Break

10:10
RECOVERY BOILER INSPECTION STRATEGY
Douglas Singbeil, GreenTree Strategies, Vancouver, BC 

10:50
EMISSIONS FROM RECOVERY PROCESSES
Mikko Hupa, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

11:30
Team Conference

11:50
Lunch on Your Own

Session 6 - Hot Topics

13:10
SOOTBLOWER OPTIMIZATION AND MAINTENANCE
Danny Tandra, Clyde Bergemann, Inc., Atlanta, GA

13:50
HARD SCALE FORMATION IN GREEN LIQUOR HANDLING EQUIPMENT
Peter Hart, WestRock, Atlanta, GA
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

14:30
Afternoon Break

14:50
NON-PROCESS ELEMENTS - ACCUMULATION, IMPACT AND CONTROL
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

15:30
Recovery Process Workshop 

16:20
Concluding Remarks
Honghi Tran, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

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Co-Located Events

This course takes place at the same time in St. Petersburg, FL, as the TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course, which offers an excellent opportunity to meet many people and experts in one place!  Make sure you register for the course you plan to attend.

2023 Registration Rates
 

 

Before
Dec 17, 2022

After
Dec 17, 2022

Individual Meeting Registration 

 

 

TAPPI Member Rate Per Person

 $1,796

$2,870

Join or Renew and Save

 $1,990

$3,065

Young Professional Under 30 - Join or Renew and Save

 $1,926

$3,000

Non Member

 $2,595

 $4,514

 

 

 

Group Meeting Registration Per Person
(Groups are three or more people from the same location.)

 

 

TAPPI Member Rate Per Person 

$1,337

$2,466

Join or Renew and Save Per Person

$1,530

$2,660

Young Professional Under 30 - Join or Renew and Save 

$1,470

$2,600

Non Member

$1,995

$3,605


Payment Policy
TAPPI requires that all registration fees are paid in full prior to the start of the course. Attendees paying by check will be registered for the course only after the payment has been received.

Cancellation Policy
If you find that you have to cancel, your full registration fee will be refunded if TAPPI’s Registration Department receives written notification (fax acceptable) at +1-770-209-7206 by December 10, 2022. Please note that a 50 percent refund may be issued for all written cancellations made after December 10, 2022, but no later than five (5) business days prior to the start of the course, January 5, 2023. Understandably, after January 5, 2023, no refunds can be issued. Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.

Refund
100% - Cancellation received by December 10, 2022
50% - Cancellations received after December 10, 2022 and no later than January 5, 2023.
NO REFUND- Cancellations received January 5, 2023

 

Attendance Justification Toolkit
We understand it can be challenging to ask for approval to attend TAPPI training events, so we've created an Attendance Justification Toolkit below to assist you with the approval process and in making a strong case for the investment.

Before the Event: Communicate the value of your attendance and any expenses that can be anticipated.

After the Event: Summarize your experience and learning outcomes.

Your preparation will help you earn the greatest benefit from TAPPI training.

In many cases, the work you put in beforehand can also help you determine what information that you want or need to learn from the experts who will assemble to lead this instruction. The interaction with your manager or supervisor can be a productive process to go over some of the challenges that your organization would like to tackle.

Ways to Save

Three ways to save:
  1. Join TAPPI. TAPPI members enjoy discounted rates for this course. If you're not already a member, Join Us!
  2. Be the early-bird. Discounts are available for those who register before the early deadline. 
  3. Bring the team. Group rates are offered for three or more people from the same location.

Co-Located Events

TAPPI's Introduction for Pulp and Paper Technology Course and the Kraft Recovery Operations Course take place at the same time and same location in St. Petersburg, Florida to maximize your networking opportunities.  Make sure you register for the course you plan to attend! 

Course Dates: January 9-12, 2023

TAPPI Kraft Recovery Operations Course

 

The course will start at 8:00 am on Monday and conclude at 4:00 pm on Thursday.

Hotel rates and arrangements with hotels may be subject to change.

Book your room at the special TAPPI Rate

Course Venue:
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront Hotel
333 First Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Toll Free: 1-800- 944-5500
1-800-HILTONS (800-445-8667) - Brand Reservations

Identify yourself as being with the group 2023 TAPPI Course Platform to receive a special rate to be negotiated for this course.

Note: Book your room before the TAPPI group rate deadline-Sunday, December 18, 2022.

TAPPI negotiated the special hotel rates, often with special amenities and/or discounts.  You don't want to miss out on these as rooms outside our block may be much more expensive and will not include special offers.  If you utilize a travel agent or company travel department, please let them know about the TAPPI group rate and procedures. 

 

After the Special Rate hotel deadline, you may need to consider alternative hotels in the area, which include:

  • Ponce de Leon Hotel
  • Hollander
  • The Mansion House
  • Hotel Indigo St. Petersburg
  • Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown
  • Hampton Inn St. Petersburg Downtown

 


Avis offers special discounts off regular rates for participants. To reserve your car, call 1-800-831-8000 and refer to the code AWD: #U226600.

Co-Located Events

This course takes place at the same time in St. Petersburg, FL, as the TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course, which offers an excellent opportunity to meet many people and experts in one place!  Make sure you register for the course you plan to attend.

Many titles of interest to you have been discounted for participants of this course.

 

This course includes a copy of the Kraft Recovery Boilers 3rd Ed.  as part of registration

Kraft Recovery Boilers. 3rd Edition
Value: Member: $188 List: $244

 

These special publications from TAPPI are available to 2023 Kraft Recovery Boilers Course attendees, most at a "course only" discount.  Purchase with your registration and pick up on-site at the Course. 

NEW Black Liquor Evaporation
Product Code for Print:  0101R355
Special Member Price: $ 115
Special Non-Member Price: $ 150

Brownstock Washing: Fundamentals and Practices
Product Code for Print: 0101R348
Special Member Price: $ 157
Special Non-Member Price: $ 229

Fundamentals of the Kraft Recovery Process
Product Code: 0101R327
Special Member Price: $125
Special Non-Member Price: $152

Kraft Pulping
Product Code: 0101R171
Special Member Price: $54
Special Non-Member Price: $80

NEW! Chemical Recovery in the Alkaline Pulping Process, Fourth Edition
Product Code: 0101R365
Special Member Price: $ 128
Special Non-Member Price: $ 166

The Bleaching of Pulp, 5th Edition
Product Code: 0101R331
Special Member Price: $ 149
Special Non-Member Price: $ 194

Lime Kiln and Recausticizing; The Forgotten Part of a Kraft Mill
Product Code: 0101R362
Member Price: $ 134
Non-Member Price:  $ 170

World of Market Pulp
Product Code:  08WOMPB
Member Price: $ 95
Non-Member Price: $ 95

Pulp Mill Overview & Protecting the Environment
Product Code: MPP-02
Member Price: $ 50
Non-Member Price: $ 76 

Kraft Pulping
Product Code: MPP-04
Member Price: $ 50
Non-Member Price: $ 76 

Handbook for Pulp and Paper Technologists (The Smook Book), 4th Edition
Product Code: 0202SMOOK4
Special Member Price: $ 88
Special Non-Member Price: $ 113

Handbook of Pulp & Paper Technologists (4th Edition) – SPANISH SMOOK Book
Product Code:  0202SMOOK4S
Special Member Price: $ 88
Special Non-Member Price: $ 113

Chemical Pulping Part 1, Fibre Chemistry and Technology, 2nd Edition
Product Code: 0202FIN06-2B
Course Member Price: $  170
Course Non-Member Price: $ 170

Chemical Pulping Part 2, Recovery of Chemicals and Energy, 2nd Edition
Product Code: 0202FIN06-2C
Course Member Price: $ 137
Course Non-Member Price: $ 137

Mechanical Pulping, 2nd Edition
Product Code:  0202FIN05-2
Member Price: $ 137
Non-Member Price: $ 137

Papermaking - Part 1, Stock Prep, 2nd Edition
Product Code: 0202FIN08-2
Member Price: $ 170 
Non-Member Price: $ 170

Recovery Boiler Performance Calculation - Short Form - Excel Spreadsheet (TIP41601-SFORM)
Product Code: TIP41601-SFORM
Price: $ 11

Recovery Boiler Performance Calculation - Short Form - Technical Information Paper (TIP 0416-01)
Product Code: 0108041601
Price: $ 25

 

Co-Located Events

This course takes place at the same time in St. Petersburg, FL, as the TAPPI Introduction to Pulp and Paper Technology Course, which offers an excellent opportunity to meet many people and experts in one place!  Make sure you register for the course you plan to attend.

Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course

Monday, May 15, 2023

TAPPI's Tissue 101: Properties and Processes Course is structured to provide participants with a solid understanding of tissue properties and how they are impacted by manufacturing processes, helping them to effectively achieve production goals and objectives.
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Tissue 202: Converting Operations Course

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

This training explores the converting processes of rolled products and how the quality and variability of tissue parent jumbo reels and soft rolls impact the runnability of these complex lines.
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