Rail Car Plugs and Sliding Door Safety

Securing rail car plugs and sliding doors is paramount to prevent injury by the door operating assembly. Here is a training program that helps identify procedures for assuring doors and plugs are opened and closed safely. In addition, here are a number of photographs showing what one company is doing to increase safety in handling rail car doors.


LATEST NEWS

2022 Industry Profile Study
Registration is complete, with 69 paper machines at 48 mills registered. Samples must be received by April 7, 2023, to be included in study.

Members can access reports from prior years at this member-only page.

2022 RPTA Fall Roundtable
On October 19th, we held an in-person seminar on Paper Machine Clothing Design, covering the impact of forming, press and dryer fabrics on paper machine operations. Roundtable presentation slides are available at this member-only page.

Winter Webinar
On January 25, 2023, we held a virtual webinar on Felt Cleaning and Conditioning, covering the mechanical and chemical processes to keep felts operating effectively with optimum felt life. The webinar recording and presentation slides are available at this member-only page.

UPCOMING EVENTS

2023 P-T Seminar (April)
The 2023 Production-Technical Seminar will be held in Atlanta on April 24 and 25, co-located with TAPPICon.

  • Safer Operations
  • Fiber Recovery Optimization
  • Process Data Best Practices
  • Wet End Operations

Click here for full RPTA Seminar agenda.

Register @ www.TAPPICon.org

  • Register for the P-T Seminar alone or TAPPICon which includes the Seminar.
  • Early bird rate ends March 24.
  • There are significant mill/company group registration discounts.
  • See "Hotel/Travel" on TAPPI page to plan your trip.

YOU ARE INVITED to two RPTA free member-only special events:

  • Member Lunch on April 24
  • Roundtable Breakfast on April 25

Click here to attend one or both special events. Deadline to sign up is April 17th.