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Leading US paper and packaging producer looks to increase reliability and performance with dry end drive system replacement.

2015 10 07 184308WestRock Company—a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions—has selected ABB to replace its dry end drive system. This includes upgrades to its PM12 paper machine drives, motors and the installation of the ABB Ability™ System 800xA control system at its mill in Longview, Washington, USA. Installation and commissioning of the project is planned for completion by year-end 2020.

“ABB was chosen for this project based on the customer’s positive experience with our drives systems at its Longview mill and other WestRock sites,” said Steve St. Jarre, Head of Business Development, Pulp and Paper, Process Industries, ABB.  “We were able to provide a cost-effective, phased approach to this upgrade project. We set up a new 800xA system to control both existing and new drives. The existing drives can be replaced as needed and use the same control platform as the mill evolves.”

The new ABB drive system will have a smaller footprint and require minimal parts. The modular drives are extremely compact, but with all of the parts easily accessible. This not only reduces interruption to production for planned and unplanned maintenance, but also reduces spare part inventories.

“With our aim of improving reliability and productivity, without the need for extensive downtime during installation, ABB offered a practical approach to achieve our goals,” said Rick Siragusa, Project Manager at WestRock. “We look forward to moving forward with the replacement.”

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New sensors offer widest variety of measurement options available, incorporating unique principles for unparalleled levels of accuracy and control, with reduced maintenance.

ABB has just launched its KPM KC9 Optical Consistency Transmitter family, a new range of sensors that provide accurate measurement of total and/or ash consistency for better wet end measurement and control in pulp and paper processes. The sensors are suitable for pulp, paper, board and tissue manufacturers using virgin or recycled raw materials, particularly those using ash fillers, where only optical sensors are effective to measure ash consistency.

Available as either inline or bypass sensors, the entire KPM KC9 Optical Consistency Transmitter family offers the widest range of sensor options currently available and is best suited to measure the lowest consistency ranges. Providing reliable and accurate results, the sensors permit maintenance while processes are running, unlike other consistency sensors which require a shutdown and emptying of the process pipe.

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The sensors work in tandem with ABB’s KPM KRA/KRT Retention Measurement System, used to monitor and control paper and board machine retention. Available in two options, the KRA unit measures white water total consistency as well as ash consistency. The KRT unit measures total consistency only.

“These new sensors employ unique measuring principles to ensure each application is covered cost effectively without compromising measurement accuracy,” said Per Sandstrom, Head of Lab and Process Testing Measurements, Pulp and Paper, Process Industries, ABB. “The sensors provide better control of deinking processes and machine wet end, enabling the highest proportion of on spec product with limited maintenance and lower installation costs.”

Besides its Optical Consistency Transmitter, ABB’s retention measurement system includes all necessary modules to ensure accurate and trouble-free measurement of headbox or white water stock, where consistency is so low that only optical technologies can be used. The system and sensors are part of ABB’s complete solution set for the wet end, including quality control, automation, advanced process control, instrumentation and much more.

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The KPM KC9 Optical Consistency Transmitter range

Inline sensors

The KPM KC9 inline consistency sensors are developed to measure single component fiber consistency in liquids from 0-14 percent.

Bypass sensors

The KPM KC9 bypass consistency sensors are developed to measure consistency in liquids from 0–5 percent.

All the new models with updated electrical and software design are evolved from industry-proven KPM OC Optical Consistency Transmitters. These were originally developed in cooperation with Cerlic, which has a 40-year heritage in pulp and paper applications.

For further information on the KPM KC9 Optical Consistency Transmitter family of sensors, please visit: https://new.abb.com/pulp-paper/abb-in-pulp-and-paper/products/process-measurements

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New Induction xP Plus is the paper industry’s most targeted, efficient and flexible induction heating actuator system for cross-direction (CD) caliper and gloss profile control

Technology leader ABB today announces the launch of its Induction xP Plus actuator for paper and packaging manufacturers seeking a powerful, efficient, rapid-acting and safe method for controlling caliper on paper machines calenders.

Induction xP Plus rapidly ensures efficient heating up to 100 kW/meter in a highly-targeted area, providing unmatched flexibility for power density and heating zone width. It is the only caliper profiling system available with hybrid control zone configurations of 60 mm, 75 mm or 120 mm, enabling customers to target higher precision heat distribution at the edges, where it is often critical, as well as increasing heat density to get on spec quicker—even after sheet breaks.

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“Induction xP Plus significantly enhances our offering as the only actuator featuring ABB’s unique power module technology, hybrid zones for targeted heat distribution and flexible layout configurations,“ said ABB product manager, Frank Condra. “The specification is developed to maximize paper quality and productivity, but crucially, includes an off-machine power module, enabling Induction xP Plus to meet the most stringent industrial safety requirements.”

An evolution of ABB’s highly-regarded Induction xP actuator, the new Induction xP Plus uses ABB’s uniquely efficient fixed frequency/soft switching technology which, in tandem with a lower voltage design, ensures negligible switching losses and lower stresses on electronic components. Induction xP Plus also features serial communications to the power modules, a three-phase power bus distribution system and advancements in the mower module and workcoil. These features combine to deliver the lowest CD caliper variation and associated improvements in reel build, while also providing the best sheet finishing for gloss, smoothness, and printability.

ABB’s Induction Profiler is an integral part of the ABB Ability™ Quality Management System, which is based on industry-leading ABB Ability™ System 800xA. By utilizing advanced measurement, control strategies and high-performance algorithms, ABB caliper and gloss control minimizes caliper and gloss variations under any operating conditions.

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Coupled with ABB AbilityTM Collaborative Operations, the Advanced Process Control project will help drive efficiency gains

Double A, one of Asia’s leading pulp and paper producers, has selected ABB Ability™ Advanced Process Control (APC) for its pulp mill in Prachinburi, Thailand. The new contract includes full supply and implementation of ABB’s OPT800 Caust and OPT800 Lime APC applications for better control of the causticizing and lime production processes.

Both APC applications leverage multivariable Model Predictive Control (MPC) algorithms integrated into ABB AbilityTM System 800xA distributed control system. OPT800 Caust stabilizes the white liquor quality by controlling the lime feed and green liquor, causticizing efficiency and production rate changes. OPT800 Lime optimizes kiln operations to reduce energy consumption and emissions, increase reburned lime availability and decrease residual carbonate variations.

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“APC represents the future for the pulp and paper industry, with powerful applications to help reduce material costs while maintaining quality and productivity,” explained Thanom Saenchompoo, Sales Manager, ABB. “One of the main benefits of APC is the ability for operators to make changes to processes, observe their impact and keep fine tuning until they are ready to implement those changes in the actual operation.”

The installation and commissioning for the OPT800 Lime APC has just been completed while OPT800 Caust APC will take place by end of the first quarter in 2020.

Completing the order is an ABB AbilityTM Collaborative Operations service agreement, which will help monitor and sustain the performance of the batch digester, lime kiln and causticizers.

Double A Public Co., Ltd., founded in 1991, is Thailand’s leading paper brand and its main mill is located in Prachinburi, Thailand, producing 600,000 tons of pulp and paper each annually.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four, customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 144,000 employees.

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International pulp and paper producer Sun Paper has selected technology leader ABB to fulfil two orders for its facilities in Laos and Shandong, China. The first order comprises new drives for the company’s paper machine 1 (PM1) and paper machine 2 (PM2) at its Laos mill, while the second includes a synchronous motor, motor starting equipment, excitation protection control and process drives for chemical pulp production at its plant in Shandong, eastern China.

The first order forms part of the second phase of Sun Paper’s Laos project that includes two advanced packaging paper production lines (PM1 and PM2) with annual production capacity of 800,000 tons. ABB will provide its highly-efficient, distributed PMC800 multi-drive control system with total installed capacity of 41,000KW and more than 120 drive points for both paper machines, which are 7.3m and designed for speeds of 1200 m/minute. For the chemical pulp project in Shandong, ABB will provide two sets of 14 MW synchronous motors, medium voltage motors and a drive system.

ABB wins drives order for two different Sun Paper projects in China and LaosABB wins drives order for two different Sun Paper projects in China and Laos

For both projects, ABB’s scope of supply includes its most advanced PMC800 drive system and ABB Ability™ System 800xA distributed control system (DCS), featuring stable and easy operation, abundant information access and low maintenance requirements. ABB’s drives incorporate unique Direct Torque Control (DTC) technology, ensuring efficient production of high torque at low speeds.

“Competition for these prestigious projects was understandably fierce, but by optimizing our technical proposal and demonstrating our success with previous projects of a similar scope and scale, our China Pulp and Paper team was able to provide the best solution,” said YueMing Liu, Pulp and Paper Industry lead for China at ABB. “ABB also provided the automation solution for phase 1 of the Laos Project, which won the Modern Manufacturing 2018 Solution Excellence Award. By establishing mutual trust in multiple projects with Sun Paper, we hope to provide a solid foundation for our future relationship.”

About the Sun Paper Laos Project
Sun Paper invested in the Laos Project in response to the Belt and Road initiative promoted by the Chinese government, which encourages development along a former trade route that links China with other economies across Asia, Europe and Africa. Phase 1 of the project had a massive undertaking—a 400K ton chemical pulp project that covers the complete process of pulp production, alkaline recovery, pulp board machines, biomass furnaces, and chemicals. Phase 2 will continue to enrich Sun Paper’s product types, increase product grade, promote the product structure upgrading, greatly improve the comprehensive strength and core competitiveness to further consolidate its leading position in the paper making industry of China.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s market leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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The NeoGear™ low-voltage switchgear – a technological breakthrough by ABB – is safer, smarter and more sustainable, maximizing efficiency and reducing costs for tomorrow’s digitalized industries

  • ABB has reimagined the switchgear– essential technology for safe energy distribution and motor control.
  • Available from late 2019, NeoGear is a future-proof, digital solution that brings new functionality, productivity and efficiencies to industrial infrastructure in an electrified future.
  • Breakthrough deploys laminated bus plate technology, which until now could be found in aircraft, automobiles and on space stations.

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Committed to writing the future of safe, smart and sustainable electrification, ABB today launches NeoGear: a revolution in low-voltage switchgear and the first the electrification industry has seen for more than three decades.

Successfully trialed at sites across Switzerland and China, NeoGear deploys ABB’s laminated bus plate technology, which replaces traditional horizontal and vertical busbar systems.

The innovative bus plate technology combined with the connectivity and digital smartness of the ABB Ability™ platform, make it an unrivalled solution. NeoGear is the safest option for operators with no exposure to live parts. It reduces the physical switchgear footprint by up to 25 percent, increases cooling efficiency to reduce heat losses by up to 20 percent, and reduces overall operational costs by up to 30 percent, due to more efficient condition monitoring.

“Today marks the start of a revolution in power distribution” said Alessandro Palin, Managing Director of ABB's Distribution Solutions business line. “Switchgear systems are key to ensuring the safety of the electrified economy, but for more than 30 years they have seen little innovation.  NeoGear is testament to ABB’s commitment and relentless drive to bring future-focused and sustainable alternatives to the market to help shape the infrastructure of tomorrow.”

This hardware development is complemented by advanced digital capabilities. Digitalization is changing how industries use electricity in their machinery, factories and operations: driving them to extend the lifecycle of their assets; modernize equipment to improve safety and efficiency; and to shift towards more sustainable and responsible business models.

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Against this backdrop, the ABB AbilityTM enabled NeoGear provides a complete and scalable solution for new projects, system upgrades or migration from legacy systems, to innovate and prepare for the future of electricity distribution and motor control.

NeoGear’s digital capabilities include real-time condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, remote assistance, fault and solutions diagnostics and data analytics for Industry 4.0. ABB Ability™ Condition Monitoring for on-site electrical systems is included, helping customers gain operational efficiency and bring unprecedented flexibility.

“We see rising demand in the market for more innovative switchgear solutions that help customers navigate increasingly challenging environments,” said Marco Tellarini, Global Product Group Manager in ABB's Distribution Solutions business. “NeoGear will give customers unrivalled safety, higher efficiency, better functionality, more flexibility, and as a result both resilience and value. We are proud to add this revolution to our globally established switchgear portfolio.”

NeoGear will help customers meet the increasing demands to keep working environments safe and reduce maintenance downtime and costs across sectors including oil and gas, chemicals, food and beverage, mineral and mining, and water treatment.

Set to transform performance, safety and sustainability of electrification across industry and infrastructure, NeoGear is available to the market in late 2019.

There is a link below to download the product brochure

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB has four customer-​focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by the ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

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ABB will provide Sappi’s Vulindlela project with automation, electrification and instrumentation to futureproof operations

Sappi, the world’s largest producer of dissolving wood pulp, has chosen digital technology leader ABB to supply engineering, procurement and construction for the electrical, control and instrumentation portion of their project Vulindlela. The project is an ambitious plan to increase mill production by approximately 14 percent while reducing the pulp mill’s environmental impact. Due for completion in the winter of 2020, the project includes the design, supply, installation and commissioning of all electrical and automation equipment at Sappi’s Saiccor Mill located in Umkomaas, South Africa.

“Our ability to deliver a complete, multi-faceted solution, centered around a collaborative automation platform that supports the optimization of the entire production process, was key to securing this flagship order,” said John Manuell, Local Business Line Manager for South Africa, ABB Process Industries. “We look forward to helping Sappi reduce its environmental impact with safe processes and equipment, as well as assisting in realizing significant production gains.”

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Based on the ABB Ability™ System 800xA distributed control system (DCS), the automation solution is the first pulp and paper project to use the single channel, Ethernet-based Select IO, which enables the decoupling of project tasks. This can lead to a significant reduction in commissioning time and helps ensure on-time, on-budget project execution.

Additionally, the solution is complemented with software tools including Field Information Manager to help manage smart field devices and mobile workplaces that will give operators and production staff access to plant information from anywhere in the mill.  

“A history of working successfully with ABB gave us full confidence in their ability to provide a complete solution that will help futureproof our operations,” said Wayne Weston, Vulindlela Project Director, Sappi. “As world leaders in dissolving wood pulp, we welcome this pioneering, integrated solution that will help us achieve our Project Vulindlela goals.”

Other ABB Ability™ digital offerings, such as Asset Management, Energy Management, Safety systems and Manufacturing Operations Management will help provide total visibility into, orchestration and control of Sappi Saiccor’s entire operation.  In addition to the automation platform, the scope includes the extension of the 132kV distribution infrastructure, the medium voltage reticulation and the process electrification.

Sappi Limited is a global leader in paper, paper pulp and dissolving wood pulp solutions, Sappi Limited (SAP - listed and in the Top 40 on the JSE), is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa; has over 12,000 employees; manufacturing operations on three continents, in seven countries (nine mills in Europe, three mills in America and four mills in South Africa) and customers in over 150 countries worldwide.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s market leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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Port Townsend Paper Company (PTPC) moves forward with ABB Ability™ Advanced Digital Services

PTPC, a North American producer of pulp and paper products, began an evolution path in April 2018 for its mill in Port Townsend, Washington, USA. The mill’s distributed control system (DCS), which was nearing the end of its lifecycle, started a phased evolution upgrade. As a result, the mill will be able to continue operations and avoid a weeks-long shutdown while ABB performs services and upgrades during planned downtime.

2015 10 07 184308As part of the agreement, ABB migrated the mill’s existing Human Machine Interface (HMI) to ABB Ability™ System 800xA.  As the industry’s leading control system, System 800xA also serves as an integrated electrical control system, a safety system and a collaboration enabler with the capacity to improve engineering efficiency, asset utilization and operator performance.

The mill also added OPT800 Cook/B, which is part of the ABB AbilityTM Advanced Process Control offering for pulp mills.  OPT800 Cook/B is the latest version of the Advanced Batch Digester Management System that sequences and schedules PTPC’s batch digesters to process wood chips into pulp more efficiently, helping to increase production. PTPC will also benefit from minimized kappa variation and steam leveling, which will result in reduced chemical and steam usage.

The mill also receives ABB Pulp and Paper Care as part of the agreement. This is a modular service agreement framework designed to cut complexity, control cost, and maximize capital for ABB customers. ABB Pulp and Paper Care can address customer needs such as:

  • Rapid Response guarantees fast and flexible service response to maximize equipment availability. Services include spare parts management programs, 24/7 technical support, and remote support services.
  • Lifecycle Management provides powerful tools and ABB knowledge base to optimize and extend equipment life through use of ABB Automation Sentinel subscription.
  • Performance Improvement increases productivity through usability and efficiency optimization of equipment and processes. Services provided can include Site Services, Resident Service Engineering, and System 800xA Performance Services.

Port Townsend Paper Corporation (PTPC) produces kraft pulp, paper, containerboard, and specialty products by blending virgin and recycled fibers at its mill headquarters in Port Townsend, Washington, USA. Along with its sister corrugated packaging facility, Crown Packaging in British Columbia, PTPC offers a variety of sustainable solutions to its customers. PTPC is recognized as a market-driven, entrepreneurial specialty kraft paper and containerboard producer that consistently provides high quality products. Its mission is to maximize EBITDA while continuously upgrading manufacturing assets and improving employee capabilities.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s market leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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Advanced digital services help increase overall mill productivity through expert insights and analysis of mill data that improve business decisions

ABB recently added ABB AbilityTM Collaborative Operations to its service deliverables at a major paper mill in East Java, Indonesia. The site produces a variety of printing and writing paper, other paper-related products, and packaging products including cardboard boxes. With an annual capacity of 320,000 metric tons, the mill is one of the world’s largest single-site producers of writing stationery.

2015 10 07 184308Automating production requires processing large amounts of data. As complexity increases, so does the volume of data.  Collaborative Operations helps paper producers to make productive use of this data to identify and address production, quality and cost issues that can inhibit peak performance. This improves return on capital. Collaborative Operations helps to maximize business value by turning data insights into direct action.

At the mill, Collaborative Operations is reducing cycle times on product grade changes, resulting in higher production. It is also stabilizing moisture and other additive levels using multivariable predictive controls. Specific improvements include increased production due to higher equipment availability, fewer sheet breaks, lower chemical costs and reduced paper quality variation. These improvements all lead to better product quality and consistency, fewer rejects and more sales.

This project builds upon ABB’s 15-year history of delivering traditional and advanced services to the mill. Collaborative Operations enhances ABB’s ability to positively impact daily mill operations to ensure that results achieved over the years will continue and improve.

ABB has three Collaborative Operations Centers dedicated to pulp and paper industry customers in Finland, the United States, and now Singapore, as well as many more that serve other industry segments.  All three pulp and paper centers may be involved with delivering advanced services to this mill in order to leverage various skill sets in each region.

ABB AbilityTM Collaborative Operations is a true Internet-of-Things application and is part of the company's portfolio of ABB AbilityTM digital solutions. Collaborative Operations provides performance management, remote monitoring and preventive analysis technologies to improve security, efficiency and productivity in various industries. ABB AbilityTM Collaborative Operations Centers connect people in enterprise-wide production facilities and headquarters to ABB’s technology and expertise. 

Learn more:

https://new.abb.com/pulp-paper/abb-in-pulp-and-paper/collaborative-operations

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

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Prominent ABB scientist Dr. Shih-Chin Chen and cross-generational team are recognized for Best Papermaking Technology Paper presented at PaperCon Conference

ABB announced that global pulp & paper trade organization TAPPI recently honored a team of ABB experts, Dr. Shih-Chin Chen, Ake Hellstrom and ChangYuan Liu, with the Jasper Mardon Memorial Prize for the Best Papermaking Technology Paper presented at PaperCon.  The annual award is the highest honor for a technical paper at the event. The ABB team collaborated on the winning paper, entitled “Best Practices for Maintaining QCS Scanning Systems at Pristine Conditions.”

TAPPI CEO, Mr. Larry Montague presented the award at PaperCon 2018 in Charlotte, NC in April.  It recognizes the paper from the previous year’s conference that “best advances the science of papermaking.”

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 “We are very proud of our team and their dedication to improving the process of papermaking for the industry, “said Jim Fisher, Local Business Manager, Process Industries in US for ABB. “They have devoted their careers to discovering and developing methods and technologies to improve the papermaking process. This paper is a great example of sharing best practices for the greater good of the industry. We are honored that their work has been recognized by TAPPI.”

The paper was authored by Dr. Chen, Ake Hellstrom and ChangYuan Liu, a multi-generational team of experts in the process of papermaking.  Dr. Chen is Corporate Executive Engineer with ABB’s Pulp & Paper business, and has been with the company for 34 years. Ake Hellstrom, Principal Engineer for scanners and sensors, retired from ABB in 2009 after 40 years of services for ABB, and still collaborates with colleagues at ABB on ideas and practical solutions. ChangYuan Liu joined ABB in 2013; since then he has worked with Dr. Chen and other technology development and service teams as Regional Technology Advisor (RTA). The authors drew upon their collective experience to write the winning paper.

The paper discussed how online quality measurement and control systems (QCS) are critical equipment that papermakers need to achieve intended sheet qualities and to optimize production throughput for most sheet-making processes. The most crucial mechanical systems within the QCS are the scanners that carry various sheet quality measurement sensors; these traverse across running sheets continuously during production. Long lifespan, high reliability, and consistent accuracy in harsh environments are all critical for these scanners. The paper examined the potential issues faced with QCS scanners and introduces new measurement and analysis methods to evaluate the conditions of scanning systems, and the best practices to keep QCS scanners operating in the most pristine condition possible.

Awarded each year by TAPPI, The Jasper Mardon Prize honors the memory of legendary industry scientist and author Dr. Jasper Mardon. During his 50-year career, Mardon made many significant contributions to paper making technology in areas including machine design, operation optimization, training and education and research management.

Formed in 1915, TAPPI (Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry) has around 14,000 member engineers, managers, scientists, academics, suppliers and others from around the world. The trade organization serves professionals working in the global pulp and paper industry and related fields.

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