AstenJohnson University (AJU) was established in 2005 as one way to invest in the development of future papermakers and to provide a forum for learning and sharing of common business practices. This AJU session will focus on issues associated with the packaging grade. By concentrating on a specific paper grade, we will be able to provide students with specific, applicable information that can be put into practice immediately upon returning to the mill. We will discuss actual papermaking experiences in class, so we encourage participants to bring examples of past problems or current challenges to explore in class.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This training session has been created to address the needs of individuals relatively new to papermaking, those with one to five years of experience in a mill. This training is well suited for new process engineers and technicians as well as new machine operators and new shift managers. Additionally, those with extensive hands-on experience but little formal technical training will benefit from this session.
The tuition is $1,100. Your 'by invite only' ticket covers your hotel room, meals and all training materials. You will be hosed at the Hilton Garden Inn (Airport Location). The only additional expense to you will be your travel costs to and from Charleston. AJU starts with a reception on Monday evening at 6:00PM. Class will start at 8AM on Tuesday, September 19 and conclude at 12 noon on Thursday, September 21. Detailed logistics of the training will be provided upon your enrollment. The registration form should be completed and returned to your AstenJohnson sales representative or to Sue McCann.
What will you learn?
A. Forming Fundamentals
- Delivery of Jet to Fabric
- Sheet Forming
- LoVacs, HiVacs and Vacuum Systems
B. Secondary Headboxes and Mini Fourdriniers
C. Machine Clothing Basics: Impact of Clothing on Performance and Sheet Properties (Forming Fabrics)
D. Forming Troubleshooting: Common Operational and Quality Issues and Solutions (Roundtable)
E. Press Fundamentals
- Pressing and Press Configurations
- Press Vacuum Systems
- Felt Conditioning
- Sheet Control
- Steam Showers
F. Machine Clothing Basics: Impact of Clothing on Performance and Sheet Properties (Press Fabrics)
G. Press Troubleshooting: Common Operational and Quality Issues and Solutions (Roundtable)
H. Drying Fundamentals
- Theory of Drying
- Heat and Mass Transfer
- Common Configurations
I. Machine Clothing Basics: Impact of Clothing on Performance and Sheet Properties (Dryer Fabrics)
J. Dryer Troubleshooting: Common Operational and Quality Issues and Solutions (Roundtable)