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my 1912 4-in. Eagle paper machine," Nigrosh
reports. "I have antique pumps, beaters, dandy
rolls, and a collection of brass nameplates from
machinery makers. We also have a collection of
paper mill factory mutual insurance drawings.
We have some great black-and-white photos of
mills and machines.
"We also have about 150 postcards, purchased mostly on eBay. Many of the postcards
are 80-100 years old and have been written on
and mailed with 1-cent stamps. A typical card
might be addressed to Aunt May and say 'visited Uncle John at the mill. On a vacation now
with the new automobile doing a tour of Ohio.'
My favorite cards are of old mills, still running,
that I have visited. There are dozens of cards
from mills no longer running from which we
have sold equipment. There are many where
the equipment has been sold and the complete
paper machines are up and running overseas.
"It is rewarding to see situations where the
paper machines can live on long after their
first use is no longer economically viable,"
says Nigrosh.
STUDENTS SCORE SUPPLIER SUPPORT
One of the most important ways the pulp and
paper industry's supplier community supports
the industry is through supporting engineering
students. Here are a few examples:
After attending a paper industry conference
demonstration of the IDEAS v Plant Modular
Pulp and Paper Operator Training Simulator
from  Andritz  Automation,  Dr. Richard
Venditti, professor in the Department of Forest
Biomaterials and instructor of the senior PSE
Process Control Course, was so inspired that
he spent more than a year trying to bring the
simulation software to his process control lab.
In August 2016, he received two memory sticks
from Paresh Kenkare, an NC State Engineering
alumnus and vice president of simulation, PAS
Division at Andritz Automation-a donation
valued at more than $750,000.
The school's 12-week fall semester lab rotates
between several hands-on control experiments
that demonstrate important concepts used to
run a paper mill. With the addition of the simulator, students get an interactive lab experience
with the chance to look at how to strategically
run the whole paper mill, instead of just individual pieces. "The Andritz simulator was by
far my favorite part of the lab," said Charles
Joseph, a senior paper science and chemical engineering double major. "I worked at a
paper mill this summer and saw a little bit of
the control screens the operators used. As an
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intern, I had little opportunity to work with
the operator interface, but it was something
that deeply interested me...the lab simulation
allowed me to play with the operator interface and attempt to start up the process from
a dead stop. I gained an appreciation for how
interconnected the system is and the balance
that must be achieved between every aspect
of the process."
Vendetti says, "I really want to emphasize
the generosity from Andritz. I'm always looking for ways to improve and add value to the lab,
and with the simulator, students can go in and
see all the operating systems, all the motors and
pumps and controls... they get to use the same
interface they will see in industry."
Sulzer has created a summer internship
program offering students the chance to
develop commercial experience within an
engineering environment. Interested students
are invited to attend an Intern Day at Sulzer;

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the most promising are selected and placed in
different departments throughout Sulzer's turbomachinery, electromechanical and pumps
product lines. Each intern starts by working on
the shop floor, where they gain some hands-on
experience. "We wanted to create an exciting
internship opportunity that would help to show
students what sort of opportunities are available in engineering, while also allowing us
to identify the most promising students who
would be able to add value to our business in the
long term," said Alexei Bushunow, who helped
to start the new program. "Having enthusiastic
and talented students working in our production sites adds value."
Voith celebrated its 150th anniversary year
in 2017, choosing local good causes at each of
its locations worldwide. Voith Paper Fabric &
Roll Systems employees in Austell, GA, selected
to provide a US$1,000 scholarship donation to
nearby West Georgia Technical College, which
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - November/December 2017

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Rebuilds and Conversions
Proud to be a Papermaker
The New Cascades
Operational Data Helps Mills Meet Challenges
Papermaking Best Practices with Vacuum-Dewatering Systems: Part 2
TAPPI Library is an Industry Resource
Managing the Decline of Graphic Paper Demand
TAPPI Journal Summaries
2017 PPI Awards Finalists
TAPPI News
ASPI News
Index of Advertisers
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Intro
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover1
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Setpoint
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Over the Wire
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 10
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Rebuilds and Conversions
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 21
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 23
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Proud to be a Papermaker
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 25
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 27
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 28
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 29
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - The New Cascades
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 31
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 32
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 33
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Operational Data Helps Mills Meet Challenges
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 35
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 36
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 37
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Papermaking Best Practices with Vacuum-Dewatering Systems: Part 2
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 39
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Managing the Decline of Graphic Paper Demand
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 41
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 43
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 44
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 45
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 2017 PPI Awards Finalists
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 47
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - TAPPI News
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - ASPI News
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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