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TAPPI Tissue Runnability Course Focuses on Operating Floor Process Dynamics

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On Nov. 7-9, 2012, TAPPI will conduct its Tissue Runnability Course at Neenah, Wis., USA.

This special course is being taught by technical experts in each area of the machine from wet end operations through creping and process control. The experienced, highly qualified faculty for this course will provide a thorough understanding of the entire tissue making process and current best practices in each area.

Wednesday's (November 7) classes will focus on stock preparation and wet end operations, while Tuesday's (November 8) classes cover pressing, drying, and doctoring. Wednesday (November 9) classes examine technologies and latest developments in hoods, TAD (through-air drying), and other dynamics of the tissue machine dry end,

The 2012 TAPPI Tissue Runnability Course is designed for process engineers, machine supervisors, and reliability professionals who have to maximize uptime and saleable production. It is also an excellent tutorial for suppliers who support tissue making customers. It will help attendees:

  • Improve tissue quality and consistency
  • Understand contributors to waste and downtime
  • Learn reliability and maintenance best practices
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot problems quickly.

After successfully completing this course, attendees will specifically be able to:

  • Diagnose the impact of recycled furnishes on tissue properties
  • Make changes to wet-end chemistry to improve machine operations
  • Improve cleaning and conditioning of fabrics
  • Troubleshoot runnability problems in the press, Yankee, and creping systems
  • Identify improvement opportunities on the dry end
  • Pinpoint productivity opportunities in Yankee steam, coating, and hood systems.

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

The 2012 Tissue Runnabilitry Course includes advanced process instruction. If you are looking for an introductory-intermediate tissue course, consider the upcoming 2012 Tissue Properties and Manufacturing Course at TAPPI headquarters in Norcross, Ga., USA, on August 15-16 (see news item above).

Attendance for the 2012 TAPPI Tissue Runnability Course is limited, so please register today at the course website.


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