Taking paper machine quality to the next level with advanced controls


Start date: Jul 10, 2024

End date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Webinar, North America

Customer quoteWebinar Date: July 10th, 1:00 pm EDT, 45 minutes + Q&A

Webinar Description

Modern QCS systems have been using multipredictive process control (MPC) strategies for the machine direction control of basis weight, ash, moisture and white water consistency with great success for many years. Learn how integrating this MPC technology into advanced stock preparation applications can not only improve existing QCS performance but also provide additional benefits such as:

  • Improved machine runnability
  • Stabilization of paper properties
  • Optimizing production
  • Improving furnish costs
  • Enhancing final paper properties

Our Valmet experts will review existing QCS MD control applications and provide insight into how world-class machines are implementing these newer stock preparation applications.

[NOTE: The webinar will be in the English language. This webinar is only offered to process and energy industry facility owners, pulp, paper, board and tissue producers, process and energy industry consultants and university faculty and students. Use your company or university domain email address when registering. Products and services mentioned in this presentation may not be available in all regions.]


Steven Bale

Steven Bale
Solution Manager, QCS
Valmet Automation Business Line

Steven graduated with a BSc (Honours) in chemical engineering from Queen’s University in 1984.

Shortly after graduation, he joined Sentrol Systems as a QCS project engineer, which was purchased by Valmet in 1987.

At Valmet, he has held positions in project engineering, research and development, product support and product management for QCS and DCS applications for the pulp and paper industry.

In his current role, his main activities include marketing and sales support for scanning sensors, profiling actuators and related control applications.


Modesto Fernal Filho

Modesto Fernal Filho
Solution Manager, Paper and Board Analyzers and Optimizer
Valmet Automation Business Line

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Modesto graduated in Control and Automation engineering in 2010 and a Science Master in Material Science Engineering in 2022.

Shortly after graduation, he joined Honeywell as a APC project engineer for four years. In 2014 he joined Klabin, a Brazilian board producer and worked as process engineer for 9 years.

In November of 2022 Modesto moved to United States and is working with Valmet since March of 2023.

In his current role, his main activities include marketing and sales support for paper and board analyzers and optimizer.

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