KnowPulp - Learning Environment for Chemical Pulping and Automation
The methods of pulping and automation has traditionally been
trained separately. The new web-based learning environment gives the
user a general picture of both parts and their interactions. The KnowPulp
system is based on multimedia, hypertext and simulation models and
the system is used through a web-browser.
Utilization of new knowledge is an important competitive factor for
companies. KnowPulp can be used for self-studying and teaching of
pulping technology and automation. The system is used for training
and teaching of operating and office personnel of the forest cluster
and for teaching in universities and vocational education institutions.
The development of the KnowPulp system was made possible by the high
skillness and very functional cooperation of the Finnish forest cluster
companies and research institutes.
The system is based on the use of multimedia, hypertext and simulation
models. The KnowPulp system is used in the intranet environment, which
enables centralized updates and maintenance.
The KnowPulp system can be used for supplementary training and training
on the job in companies and for training for a degree in colleges.
The system is built initially in Finnish and has been translated into
English and Spanish.
KnowPulp includes activities in pulp mills and their interaction
with the operating environment. The overall system is divided into
the following sections:
1. Pulping technology. Fiberline (Woodhandling,
cooking methods, washing, screening, bleaching, drying) and chemical
recovery (evaporation, recovery boiler, white liquor preparation,
2. Chemical pulps, quality of pulps. Softwood and
3. Raw materials. Wood raw materials, chemicals
4. Automation and measurements, control strategies,
5. Operation and maintenance. Maintenance, systems,
processes and equipment
6. Operation environment. Environmental control,
economy in operations, safety
The system can be used topically starting from larger entities and
progressing into smaller ones through pictorial user interfaces. The
basic displays contain text, pictures, video clips and animations
as well as simulation models.
paths can be programmed into the system. By following
these, one can get an overall view of for example the process and
equipment technology and automation of an entire production line.
In addition, the system features simulation
tasks and an extensive glossary of paper technology and automation.
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