About this event
Unlike recovery boiler explosions, dissolving tank explosions have not been trending downward over last decade. Several recent explosions have emphasized this. The discussion will focus on modern dissolving tank design and boiler/dissolving tank operational perspectives that will help minimize the risk of excursions and explosions. Comparisons with AFPA and BLRBAC recommendations pertaining to explosion prevention will be addressed.
About the presenters
John Weikmann, Sr. Product Engineer - Recovery Boilers, Valmet
Joined Götaverken Energy... Valmet in 1987 and has been involved in the pulp and paper industry for the last 30 years principally in recovery boiler design and operation. Graduated from the University of Waterloo in Ontario with a B. A. SC. in Mechanical Engineering. Holds Professional Engineering license and has been a manufacturers representative on the BLRBAC ESP subcommittee for over 15 years.
Jeff Butler Product Manager, Pulp Solutions, Automation, Valmet
Graduated from Valdosta State University with degrees in Biology and Chemistry. Jeff joined Valmet in 2012 as a Product Manager responsible for measurement and advanced control applications in the chemical recovery area. Prior to joining Valmet, Jeff spent 15 years worked in the Recovery and Utility departments for several mills focusing primarily in the caustic plant and lime kiln areas.