Review of the Kraft Recovery Boiler seminar with Dr. Honghi Tran

From June 17 – June 18 2019, SAPP Management AG hosted a special seminar on kraft recovery boilers with Dr. Honghi Tran. In this blog post, we give you an insight into the seminar’s agenda and the participants‘ experience.

On Monday, June 17 2018, SAPP Management AG opened its doors to host a seminar at the new headquarters in Klagenfurt for the first time. The day started with an introduction and some opening remarks from SAPP’s CEO, Dr. Karl Haller. The audience was predominantly international and we welcomed participants from Czech Repulic, Slovakia, Sweden, Germany and Austria.

During the morning and early afternoon of the first day, Dr. Tran gave valuable insights into the following topics:

  • Kraft Recovery Process and the Role of Recovery Boilers
  • Recovery Boiler Fundamentals (black liquor properties, black liquor combustion and recovery boiler chemistry)
  • Operational Issues (deposit formation and control, corrosion and emissions)
  • Latest Recovery Boiler Research at University of Toronto

After Dr. Tran had finished his agenda for the day, the recovery boiler experts from SAPP Management AG gave presentations on Recovery Boiler Design – NPE Balance as well as Recovery Boiler Services and Resarch & Development.

To end the first seminar day, the whole group enjoyed dinner at one of the most picturesque spots around Lake Wörth.

The second day was fully devoted to the participants‘ in-house challenges. During the troubleshooting sessions, they could discuss their issues in individual talks and find possible solutions together with Dr. Tran and the experts from SAPP.

After the official part of the seminar was over, we wanted to show the seminar participants and Dr. Tran and his wife more of our beautiful town. After lunch at the city centry, we made a sighseeing trip to Pyramidenkogel, the popular observation tower, from which you can enjoy a stunning view over the lake and the mountains.

We can proudly announce that the seminar was a complete success for everyone involved – the particpants, Dr. Tran, as well as for us from SAPP Management AG. Therefore, we have decided to host events like this on a more regular basis.

See what our participants had to say about their overall experience at the event and if they would recommend our events to colleagues:

„I can really recommend these events. They are highly interesting as there are discussions on a very high level with very experienced guys in the field. Also, the organization was done well and I was very satisfied with the event overall!“

Michael Strach, Smurfit Kappa

„I would definitely recommend it to colleagues, especially those who have not that much experience on operating the boiler. I liked that it was just a small number of people so that you had the opportunity to get in contact with Mr. Tran and all the other participants.“

Stephanie Stein, Mercer Stendal

„Getting answers from the pope of RB chemistry and lots of information on recovery boilers was definitely the part I liked most about the event – and, of course, the post – events! The organization was very good and I would recommend future events to my colleagues as well!“

Gerhard Em, Smurfit Kappa

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