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OSIsoft to implement best practices around
the PI System technology and extract the right
insights to address the process issues causing
the rolls to stick.
Using PI ProcessBook and DataLink from
OSIsoft, Evergreen collected machinery data
within its Canton, NC, converting plant to
understand both good and poor quality production run. The data analysis highlighted a
variance between recipe set points and process
running points.
Evergreen realized that operator knowledge
of these set points was minimal, so the company set up a system that would show the set

points against the running parameters. The
mill retrained operators to understand that
data and worked with them to identify optimal
production points. Thanks to this newfound
knowledge and system-generated alerts, mill
operators can see when a winder is running
above or below set points and make necessary
adjustments, and the mill has seen a 60 percent
reduction in off-quality product.
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profitability. Due to paper grade changes, production rates, and time of year, Verso Paper's
Androscroggin mill in Jay, ME, experienced
wide variances in water and energy pricing.
With production at more than 2,000 tpd of
freesheet and ground wood coated paper, even
small energy pricing changes can result in
hefty energy bills.
By connecting the water and energy meters
to the PI System, the OSIsoft team helped Verso
identify data points and analyze information
to gain an understanding of present and future
consumption. The company reconfigured its
water system to use water and energy when
prices were optimal, resulting in a 20 percent
reduction in cost. In addition, with the help of
these insights, 80 percent of Verso's mill energy
requirements are now generated on-site using
renewable resources.
ENERGY MANAGEMENT:
SAPPI FINE PAPER
Like Verso, Sappi Fine Paper's integrated
pulp and paper mill in Skowhegan, ME, was
looking to shift primarily to renewable energy,
but needed to understand when it should generate steam energy versus buying electrical
energy. After implementing the PI System as
the data infrastructure for sustainability, the
team looked at the data in their PI System and
saw the opportunity to generate additional
steam power. Now, 80 percent of energy is
coming from renewable sources. Not only does
this keep costs and emissions low, the mill has
won additional business thanks to its commitment to the environment.
CHALLENGES MET
Challenges from reduced demand, increasing energy costs, environmental concerns,
and other pressures have painted a sometimes
bleak picture for an entire industry. But, with
the right data and information, mills are transforming operations to be more efficient, sustainable, and, in some cases, renewable. Some
mills are embarking on entirely new business
endeavors and finding lucrative alternatives to
traditional paper manufacturing.
Regardless of a mill's product, it's clear that
real-time operational data and insights are
bolstering the industry and enabling mills to
find profitability.
Mariana Sandin holds a degree in chemical
engineering and is a pulp and paper industry
account manager for OSIsoft. Reach her at
msandlin@osisoft.com.
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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
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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 - Proud to be a Papermaker
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - The New Cascades
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Operational Data Helps Mills Meet Challenges
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Papermaking Best Practices with Vacuum-Dewatering Systems: Part 2
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Managing the Decline of Graphic Paper Demand
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - TAPPI Journal Summaries
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 2017 PPI Awards Finalists
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Paper360 - November/December 2017 - TAPPI News
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - ASPI News
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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