DATE: Thursday 6th July 2017
Copthorne Hotel, Fenton Street, Rotorua

6:00 pm
Registration and Drinks (cash bar) - House Bar
6:30 pm
Buffet Dinner, Restaurant

   New Speakers’ Competition - Redwood 2

7:30 pm

Matthew Cooke, Plant Engineer - Pulp Dryer, Oji Fibre Solutions Tasman
“PD2 Super-Campaign Optimisation”

Oji Fibre Solutions Tasman produces approximately 110,000 air-dry tonnes of prime Fibre Cement Pulp (FCP) per annum, 26,000 of which is off Pulp Dryer 2 (PD2). In recent times PD2 has had extreme runnability issues on FCP. As a result, a full-scale project was launched into investigation and problem solving. This talk will highlight the main issues and the means by which the most successful super-campaign at Tasman was achieved.
8:00 pm James Gommans, Electrical Engineer, Whakatane Mill
"Automation Upgrade of a Roll Handling System"

The Whakatane Mill paper machine no.3 roll handling system was originally installed in the 1970’s and had remained largely unchanged since. Low reliability, maintainability & fault-finding challenges, and increasing paper machine output have combined to the point where something needed to be done. This presentation describes a project to
upgrade the controls from relay logic and limit switches to a PLC based system with non-contacting sensors; covering the project’s design, installation and outcomes.

8:30 pm
Karl Taylor, Plant Engineer - Caustic & Kilns, Oji Fibre Solutions
"Optimising Kinleith's Demineralisation Plants"

Kinleith Mill uses 2000-3000 million litres of makeup water every year as boiler feedwater. This water is required at very high quality and so undergoes several treatment programs, including demineralisation via ion exchange. This presentation will highlight some of the recent incremental improvements within the demineralisation plants at Oji Fibre Solutions Kinleith Mill, resulting in enhanced plant reliability at lower cost.
9:00 pm
Judging and Awarding of Prizes
Members: $45; Non-members: $55, Appita Retired Members: $25
(NB: A credit card surcharge of 3% on American Express will apply)

Payment can be direct credited to Account - Appita NZ Section, ANZ, Fenton St,
Rotorua  06 0413 0178800 00


Ryan Ennis and Eric Fenton, Oji Fibre Solutions Kinleith

Please register by Monday 3rd July 2017
  Karen Clark, Appita NZ, Ph: 07 350 2252 M: 027 231 6541 E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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