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The Process Control Division promotes the advancement of technology and its applications in the fields of process control, electrical engineering and mill-wide information systems within the pulp and paper and allied industries. The division will encourage the development of technical information, professional practices and technical guidelines; coordinate committee information and recognize member achievements. Through its activities, the division will offer its members opportunities for enhancing leadership skills and for furthering professional development. "Our goal for the Process Control Division is to share unique and different perspectives in a collaborative format so that Pulp and Paper professionals have the information needed to stay on the leading edge of Process Control technology and best practices. We also desire to develop and bring in a new generation of Process Control professionals."

Dave Maddux, Valmet, TAPPI Process Control Division Chair

Division Chair: Dave Maddux, Valmet

Division Vice Chair: David Worzalla, International Paper

Division Secretary:  Brian Mock, Event Capture Systems

 

Process Control Division Council

The Process Control Division Council acts in the capacity of an executive committee assisting the Division Chairman in the conduction of the Division's business and maintains continuity through changes in Division leadership

Process Control Members

The Process Control Members promote the advancement of technology and its applications in the fields of process control, electrical engineering and mill-wide information systems within the pulp and paper and allied industries. The division will encourage the development of technical information, professional practices and technical guidelines; coordinate committee information and recognize member achievements. Through its activities, the division will offer its members opportunities for enhancing leadership skills and for furthering professional development.

 

CD Mapping Standards Common Interest Group

The function of this CIG is to provide guidelines to users (e.g. papermakers, commissioning engineers, process control engineers and software developers) who are dealing with CD (cross-machine direction) actuator mapping for CD sheet quality control applications.

 

Quality Control Systems Education Common Interest Group

This function of this CIG is to provide education material to members in the field of Quality Control Systems (QCS). QCS are special systems used in the paper industry to measure and control paper properties in two dimensions (cross and machine direction). This CIG has produced a TAPPI publication, “Paper Machine Quality Control Systems Volume I: Measurement Systems and Product Variability” and conducted mini-tutorials on its content. The CIG is working to publish Vol II on QCS Controls.

  

Reel Statistics Common Interest Group

This function of this CIG is to provide guidelines to users (e.g. papermakers, process control engineers) on calculation and interpretation of profile data statistics.

 

Web Inspection Systems Common Interest Group

The Process Control Division CIG’s provide its members with a forum for technical information exchange, continuing education and professional development. The CIG’s mission includes the identification, assessment, and application of state-of-the-art and emerging technologies in its field of interest. It gives its members an opportunity to participate in the development of technology guidelines and practices in the areas of Process Control important to members individually and to help the pulp and paper industry as a whole. These CIG’s may sponsor a variety of education offerings including TAPPI PRESS products and offer networking and problem-solving opportunities.

The Technical Committees and Common Interest Groups of the Process Control Division encourage the development of technical information, professional practices and technical guidelines, coordinate committee information and recognize member achievements.

Each year, the Process Control Division is proud to provide several awards.

We are proud to provide TAPPI Connect as a centralized, online resource for our members, consultants and volunteers to network, share knowledge, problem solve and collaborate.