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TAPPI publishes updated Yankee dryer reference book

February 26, 2020  By P&PC Staff

The Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry (TAPPI) has released a new reference book for engineers working with Yankee dryers.

Published by TAPPI Press, Guidelines for Safe Assessment and Operation of Yankee Dryers updates and combines the Guidelines for Safety and Condition Assessment (1992) and Guidelines for the Safe Operation of Yankee Dryers (1995), which are the most commonly used references on Yankee safety and operations guidelines in the tissue industry.

The book, completed with colour diagrams and photos, covers both general and specific guidelines for the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of Yankee dryer assets.


Guidelines for Safe Assessment and Operation of Yankee Dryers covers inspection techniques, how to organize a Yankee safety program, the applicable ASME codes and how to manage Yankee-related events.

John Holton, a 35-year tissue industry veteran, served as the book’s editor. Jerry Jessick, chair of the TAPPI Yankee Dryer Safety & Reliability Committee, was the book’s technical editor.

“Our committee built on the strong foundation laid decades ago by William Corboy, Jr. and his team in the earlier publications,” says Holton. “We were able to combine both manuscripts and provide updated guidelines relative to steel Yankee dryers, new learnings and recommendations for cast iron Yankee dryers.”

Graphics and checklists from both guides have been updated in this latest version.

Guidelines for Safe Assessment and Operation of Yankee Dryers is available in print or as an e-book. Orders can be placed online.

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