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trendspotting | REBUILDS & CONVERSIONS

VPI: Transforming the Way
Rebuilds are Delivered
Very different rebuild projects at two Midwestern mills both found
success through Virtual Process Integration.
DAN BAYER AND TONYA DITTMAN

LP press equipment coordination and installation sequencing.

The 3D model, overlaid on the laser scan, as part of the LP project.

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Collaboration. It's a word often
overused today. However, when executed
well, true collaboration can transform how
business is done.
At Miron Construction, collaboration has
transformed the way rebuilds are being delivered for several clients in the forest products and
paper industries. The company is using new and
existing technologies in a different way, pushing
for all project stakeholders to be at the table at
the onset of a project. This method is called
Virtual Process Integration (VPI). Over the
past five years, VPI has streamlined the design,
prefabrication, and installation/construction
process for several of Miron's clients, resulting
in significant cost, material, and time savings.
VPI centers on the creation of a consolidated
3D model. Miron serves as the model integrator, and design/engineering and subcontractor disciplines contribute to this "living"
3D model. This technology decreases design
errors by detecting clashes or interferences
between elements of the equipment and the
building. By identifying these clashes early,
the entire team can address any issues and
avoid costly changes that would have otherwise
happened in the field. It also means that a great
deal more of the project can be prefabricated
offsite, increasing installation efficiency.
The users (such as operators and maintenance staff) are an integral part of the process
and often add value to the design, ensuring
that the building and equipment operate seamlessly at start-up. In terms of time saved, cost
reduction, and overall predictability, the ROI
can be substantial.
The following rebuild projects used elements of VPI, and it has transformed the way
both organizations approach rebuilds.
PROJECT 1: LOUISIANA-PACIFIC
Louisiana-Pacific (LP) is a global leader in
engineered wood products, manufacturing
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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
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover2
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 3
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - 4
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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 - Rebuilds and Conversions
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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
Paper360 - November/December 2017 - cover3
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