Yankee Dryer Meeting

April 25 - 28, 2021 | Cobb Galleria Centre | Atlanta, Georgia, USA



In response to current events and restrictions on travel, the Yankee Dryer Safety Committee will host a virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams. Attendance is open to everyone, subject to registration. For more information and inquiries, please contact Robert Dawson ([email protected]). 

Yankee Dryers are one of the most dangerous and costly areas of a tissue mill. This active group of Yankee Dryer owner/users and service providers work to expand knowledge of safe operating and maintenance practices. The committee's goal is to develop standard practices and standards for problems which cause drying system delay and compromise safety across the tissue industry. If you are not a member, we invite you to join!


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Meeting Agenda

 

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 Committee Meeting (Tuesday May 12th)

8:00 - 8:30

Welcome and Introduction

  1. Meeting Roles & Responsibilities
  2. Meeting Rules
  3. Approval of Fall 2019 Meeting Minutes

8:30 - 8:45

TIPS/Standards Update: Matthew Paine, FM Global

  • Include update on Task Group(s) on TAPPI CONNECT

8:45 - 9:15

Sub-committee Status Updates

  1. Steel and cast-iron TIPs merger update: Troy Kapalczynski, Toscotec and Clive Butler, A.Celli
  2. Hoods & Process Air: Lawrence Yane, Enerquin
  3. Steam & Condensate: Mike Soucy, Kadant

9:15 - 9:30

(Break)

9:30 - 10:00

Tech Talk--Measuring Surface Roughness: Troy Kapalczynski, Toscotec

10:00 - 10:30

Yankee Failures Update, Current State Review: Magnus Hogman, Valmet

 

Committee Meeting (Wednesday May 13th)

 

8:00 - 8:15

Welcome and Introduction

  1. Meeting Roles & Responsibilities
  2. Meeting Rules
8:15 - 9:00

Block Model for YDSRC Continuity 

  • Review of work completed since Fall 2019 meeting, and proposal for future meeting planning: Jerry Jessick, GP

9:00 - 9:15

(Break)

9:15 - 9:30

Recently published Guidelines "5-year plan": John Holton, Toscotec

9:30 - 10:30

Tech Talk--Fracture Mechanics of Welds: Nicola Biagi, A.Celli

 

Committee Meeting (Thursday May 14th)

8:00 - 8:15

Welcome and Introduction

  1. Antitrust reminder
  2. Roster & Guest introduction
  3. Review agenda
8:15 - 8:45

Sub-committee Status Updates

  1. Surface Reliability--Status and Path Forward: Bobby Hyde, Valmet
  2. Metallization Quality Assurance--Status and Path Forward: Neil Jeske, GP (and group discussion) 
8:45 - 9:00

New Business

  • Motions and debate on new business   
  • Failures & Observations of Risk – Tech Talk on Proper Lubrication of Bolts: John Holton, Toscotec

9:00 - 9:15

(Break)

9:15 - 10:00

Guest Speaker: Visual Vibration Analysis: Dan Nower, RDI Technologies

10:00 - 10:15

Future of this committee and meetings: Suzanne Blanchet / Bud Chase, TAPPI Tissue Division

10:15 - 10:30

Wrap-Up and Closure:  Jerry Jessick, GP

  1. Fall 2020 Meeting – October 13-15
    1. Tech Talk – Acoustic Emission (AE) testing: Jessick, Butler, and others
    2. Guest Speaker – Bearing Failures: Tim Dutton, Reliability Solutions