The Pulp & Paper Industry Conference TECHNICAL PROGRAM is developed over the course of a 2 year period by dedicated members of the IAS Pulp & Paper Industry Technical Committee. The objective of the Pulp and Paper Industry Technical Committee is "To advance the theory and practice in the electrical field as related to the design and management of electrical systems within the pulp and paper industry". Our committee is comprised of five subcommittees, each with domain expertise in specific industry applications.
Our subcommittees include:
Process Control, Engineering, Maintenance & Construction (PCEMC)
Training, Safety, Standards, and Codes (TSSC)
Drives and Control Systems (DCS)
Power Distribution Systems (PDS)
Forest Products (FP)
The subcommittees meet twice a year, including a working session during our annual conference. During the meetings held on Tuesday afternoon, we discuss new ideas for technical papers for future conferences. Our subcommittee meetings are open to all and all conference attendees are invited to participate as guests during these sessions.
A tentative list of technical paper titles for our 2013 Conference is listed below.
1. A Novel Approach for Arc-Flash Detection and Mitigation: At the Speed of Light and Sound
2. An Update on the Revisions to IEEE Standard 1566
3. Arc Flash Hazard Calculations in L-V & M-V DC Systems, Part I Short Circuit Calculations
4. Arc Flash Hazard Calculations in L-V & M-V DC Systems, Part II Analysis
5. Benefits of IEC 61850 Standard for Power Monitoring and Management Systems in Forest Products Industries
6. Brushless Rotating Exciter Conversion to Main Field Static Exciter System
7. Commissioning and Periodic Maintenance of Microprocessor Based Protection Relays at Industrial Facilities
8. Detection of Loss of Voltage Phase
9. Electrical and Mechanical Differences Between NEMA and IEC AC Low Voltage Random Wound Induction Motors
10. Estimation of Condensate inside Dryer Cylinders during Section Shutdown
11. Factors to Consider when Determining Maintenance Intervals
12. Generalized Correlations for the Estimation of Condensate Power in Flooded Cylinders
13. Higher Energy Efficiency Standards Coming from the Department of Energy for Distribution Transformers
14. Induction Motor Single-Phasing Performance Under Distribution Feeder Recloser Operations
15. Management of Atmospheric Gases in High Reliability Outdoor Distribution Transformers
16. Observer Based Estimation of Modulus of Elasticity for Papermaking Process
17. Paper Machine Dryer Section Tuning
18. Preparing for a Career in the Paper Industry: The Value of a Student Intern Experience
19. Productively Safer Lock-Out Tag-Out Procedure with Permanent Electrical Safety Devices
20. Reducing Downtime by Proper Motor Lubrication
21. Reducing Energy and Maintenance Costs While Improving Light Quality and Reliability With LED Lighting Technology
22. Reliability Centered Maintenance For Electrical Equipment Critical to Worker Safety
23. Root Cause Analysis of Motor Stator Failures
24. Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC) Squirrel Cage Induction Motor Options
25. Understanding Infrared Windows and their effect on Infrared Readings
1. Arc Flash Hazard Mitigation and Electrical Safety Considerations for LV Adjustable Speed Drives
2. Review of Upcoming Motor Efficientcy Regulations in the U.S.
The Conference Technical Program provides paper industry engineers and maintenance professionals valuable knowledge that can be applied to daily mill responsibilities.
Conference participants will:
• Learn about changes in electrical engineering, maintenance and safety practices, standards and codes.
• Experience equipment upgrades in other plants, hear about the projects that worked and the ones that didn't.
• Acquire skills in generator and motor protection, determining relay settings and troubleshooting failures.
• Discover how to justify electrical upgrades with an emphasis on efficiency, reliability and safety.
• Network with other attendees that are extremely knowledgeable and actively working every day in the industry to make industry facilities, safer and more competitive.
• And that's just the beginning.
Follow this link to view the agenda for the conference
Comments from Previous Attendees:
"The majority of the papers presented in the technical sessions, as well as the tutorials, are down to earth with very practical experience and procedures that an attendee can bring back to the facility and immediately implement."
Bob Jordan, Weyerhaeuser
“Without a doubt this is the premier technical conference for electrical engineers in the Pulp & Paper industry. The technical papers are excellent and right on target for day to day electrical engineering challenges in the mill. Once you attend one of the annual conferences, you will want to come back year after year!”
Martin Troy, PE, Mill Electrical Engineer, Madison Paper Industries, Madison, ME Top of Page