Valve Maintenance

In many mills, pipes hang from the ceiling. As part of the piping, valves which are used to regulate flow must be operated from below. A recent incident at one of our member's mills, where an employee was hit by a valve falling from 25 feet, shows the importance of maintenance or possible replacement of those valves. He required six stitches, but because he was hearing a bump cap, his injury was not as bad as it could have been.

A description of the incident and the follow-up actions can be found here.


UPCOMING EVENTS

2018 Industry Profile Study
Registration for the 2018 RPTA Industry Profile Study, the annual physical properties benchmarking study is underway. RPTA members who plan to register can find information on the 2018 study including the registration form here.

2018 Production-Technical Seminar
The 2018 RPTA Production Technical Seminar will be co-located with TAPPI's PaperCon in 2018. The 2018 conference will be held in Charlotte, NC the RPTA sessions taking place on April 16-17, 2018. More information on this event can be found here