Improving Pulp and Paper Mill Operations

by , , , | Mar 28, 2023 | Operational Excellence, Pulp & Paper

April is almost upon us. One of the events where Emerson and AspenTech experts will be is the April 22-26 TAPPICon 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. This event “…focuses on key industry segments including paper, tissue, reliability & maintenance and recycled paperboard.”

TAPPICon: • Pulp And Paper Case Studies Using Data for Asset Performance Management to Sustainably Improve Reliability, Quality and ProductionTogether, Emerson and AspenTech can provide edge-to-enterprise solutions across the lifecycle of a Pulp and Paper facility. The team will show how Advanced Process Control, Operator Training Systems, and Asset Performance Management solutions provide safer and more sustainable operations, increased profitability, and improved reliability.

Here is where you can find our experts:

  • New Product Showcase – AspenTech Mtell (Monday, April 24, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm)
    New Technologies and a New Approach Day – Emerson’s Ed Schodowski
  • Trending in the Aisles, Booth #907 (Monday, April 24, 1:40 pm – 1:50 pm)
    Overview machine learning and AI technologies for Advanced Process Control, Asset Performance Management, Operator Training Systems and Control Performance
  • Next-Generation AI Model Identification for Adaptive Advanced Process Control: Pulp and Paper Application (Tuesday, April 25, 8:00 am – 10:00 am)
    Session 3: Technology & Vision for Automation’s Future – AspenTech’s Nikolaos Pratikakis
  • Pulp And Paper Case Studies Using Data for Asset Performance Management to Sustainably Improve Reliability, Quality and Production (Wednesday, April 26, 8:00 am – 9:00 am)
    Session 8: Technology in the Industry: Perform Better, Live Better (Panel Discussion) – Ed Schodowski
  • Improve Asset Effectiveness – Solve Unexpected Breakdown Problems Using Predictive Equipment (Wednesday, April 26, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
    Exhibit Hall – Wednesday Mill Maintenance
  • Best Practices for Magnetic Flow Meters (Wednesday, April 26, 10:30 am – 11:30 am)
    Session 8: Best Practices for Field Instrumentation – Emerson’s Vince Miller

Ed shared a sneak peek of his Pulp And Paper Case Studies paper and presentation. If you are there in Atlanta at TAPPICon, you’ll want to catch Ed’s session to hear about how pulp & paper companies who are losing experience due to retirements are turning to digital-based simulators for control systems that mimic the process behavior throughout the mill. Operators can practice real-life operations scenarios of start-ups, shutdowns, process upsets, and failures while using the offline Operating Training systems.

Also, digital predictive and prescriptive analytic and operator training tools and sensors are being successfully deployed. These technologies identify the precise failure signatures that predict equipment breakdowns and enable prescriptive maintenance actions before any incidents. Results in many cases had ROIs from 4-6 months from quantified measurements, including 5-10% lower maintenance spend, 1-2% production recovery, and equipment failure detection up to 69 days in advance.

Register here if you’re going, or visit the Pulp & Paper section on and on for more on the products and solutions to help you drive safer, more efficient, and more reliable mill operations.

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