Technical Program Papers, Panels & Tutorials
The PPFIC 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 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, paper and forest products 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)
Safety and Training (S&T)
Drives and Control Systems (DCS)
Power Distribution Systems (PDS)
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.
2020 Technical Papers, Technical Panels and Tutorials:
- Practical considerations of IEEE c37.20.7 compliance — by Mike Bukovitz
- Update of the Generator Grounding Working Group — by Sergio Panetta
- 1584 2.0 Compared To Old Version From A Users Perspective — by Marcelo Valdes & Landis Floyd
- Applying Continuous Monitoring & Diagnosis (M&D) to Critical Rotating Machines With no Additional Device to Install — by Mital Kanabar
- Implications of IEEE Guide 1584 (dec. 2018) Arc Flash Calculations — by Jay Das (Click Here to view Abstract)
- Leveraging Prevention Through Design Principles in Electrical Installations — by Marcelo Valdes & Landis Floyd
- The Next Phase in the Evolution of Safety by Design – Digital Switchgear — by Harshavardhan Karandikar, Terry Neighbours, Ron Pate (Click Here to view Abstract)
- IEC vs. ANSI MV Switchgear: Which one Should you use and does it Matter? — by John Webb, Harshavardhan Karandikar, Terry Neighbours (Click Here to view Abstract)
- Paper Mill Case Study Field Testing for Power Transformers — by Dave Durocher, David Koehler, Marc Elliot, Emily Held (Click Here to view Abstract)
- IEEE 1584 – (Need Title) — by Daleep Mohla, Dr. Wei Jen Lee
- Heat Trace Application, Maintenance, Winterization and Preparedness — by Michael Feldkirchner, Peter Baen (Click Here to view Abstract)
- Motor Control Examined, Categorized and Optimized — by Rory Johnson, Daryl Forsman (Click Here to view Abstract)
- Bleach Plant System Optimization — by Mike Kozlowski, Warren Hopper, William C. Livoti (Click Here to view Abstract)
- Reducing Arc Flash in Common DC Bus Systems — by Mike Bukovitz
- Optimizing the Selection and Specification Criteria of DC Motors from the Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Quality Perspectives — by Chris Braunlich, Chris Heron
- Motor Insulation Lab Testing in order to Optimize Motor Insulation Life — by Fernando Roberto Spezia
- Understanding of Inverter Duty Qualification Standards — by Tyler Gaerke, Anthony Soellner
- How close is close enough for AC motors…similar to DC paper of same name — by Duncan Rhodes, Mark Zawadzki (Click Here to view Abstract)
- Paper outlining conversion of (6) 1000hp DC fan pump motors to AC — by Steve Pittman
- Variable Speed Variable Capacity Turbo Blower — by Jorge Fernandez (Click Here to view Abstract)
- The Different Types of Shaft Bonding Devices and their Effectiveness — by Mark Zawadzki, Felipe Tranquilini, Bob Krusemark (Click Here to view Abstract)
- Machine Safety in the Paper Industry — by Mike Kozlowski (Click Here to view Abstract)
- How to Sell an Investment in Electrical Safety and Maintenance — by Greg Drewiske (Click Here to view Abstract)
- The Myths of used, repaired, re-conditioned, and retrofitting circuit breakers — by Ed Quinones
- Aged Direct Current Adjustable Speed Drive System: Upgrade or Convert to Alternating Current System — by Matti Paaso, Jacob Hendrix (Click Here to view Abstract)
- Panel to assist with Formatting IEEE Technical Papers — by Duncan Rhodes, Mark Zawadzki, Mark Weaver, Chris Heron (Click Here to view Abstract)
- IEEE 1584 – (Need Title) — by Daleep Mohla, Dr. Wei Jen Lee
- Panel Discussion – PLC vs. DCS Control — by Pat Dixon, Dan Capra,
Darryl Forsman (Click Here to view Abstract)
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
Young Engineer Testimonial: As a first time attendee I was very impressed by the papers and how much I learned from them. Everything was set up very well from the first time attendees, facilities were nice. I look forward to attending next years conference. I had a great experience in Milwaukee, getting exposed to the technical papers and professionals within the field! The hotel was great, and the vendor hospitality was much appreciated! Excellent technical conference. This conference is always on my “Definitely Attend” list. Great opportunity to network with industry professionals.
I was pleased to be accepted as a Young Engineer this year at the IEEE conference and that was probably the only reason I was able to attend the conference this year. I look forward being able to attend future years as the conference exceeded my expectations I’m more likely to pursue attendance next year.