TAPPI Holding Tissue Runnability Course

TAPPI will hold its 2010 Tissue Runnability Course this spring for the first time in several years. Last held in 2005, this course offers skills training for professionals involved in tissue and towel production at many levels.

Course instructors designed the curriculum to deliver a thorough understanding of the tissue-making process, how to diagnose problems, run smooth operations, prevent snags and increase quality and production.

Online registration is now open. The course will be held April 19-21 at TAPPI’s new training facility at its Norcross, Ga. headquarters.

The three-day course is developed for engineers, machine and technical teams, or lead operators involved in the efficiency and quality of their plant’s operations. Participants will learn how to run production with optimum settings for peak performance on various systems.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding the impact of recycled furnishes on paper characteristics
  • Incorporating principles of wet-end chemistry into the machine operation
  • Improving the cleaning and conditioning of felts and wires
  • Recognizing causes of tissue runnability problems in the press/Yankee/hood drying systems
  • Identifying improvement opportunities on the dry-end of the paper machine
  • Pinpointing problems with the Yankee dryer steam, coating, and hood systems to increase machine productivity.

More information about the course schedule, including CEUs available, registration and fees are available at www.tappi.org.