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Where Do You Start in Optimizing a Dryer Section?

Where Do You Start in Optimizing a Dryer Section?

The dryer section consumes large amounts of energy and it can have a dramatic impact on both sheet quality and profitability. The drying process, like other papermaking unit operations, is a complex matrix of interacting systems: Pocket ventilation, steam system, drive system, tail threading, sheet handling, energy recovery, and fabric conditioning, guiding, and tensioning.

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Klabin's PUMA pulp project: largest private investment in Brazilian Paraná state

Klabin's PUMA pulp project: largest private investment in Brazilian Paraná state

The construction of a large-scale pulp facility is not an easy task. A greenfield project includes tonnes of equipment and thousands of people, from the project design ph...

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RDM reduces costs and improves quality and productivity on BM 3 after rebuild project with Voith

RDM reduces costs and improves quality and productivity on BM 3 after rebuild project with Voith

Heidenheim/Arnsberg. An audit conducted with customer in the run-up to the project went a long way to ensuring that the rebuild on the BM 3 in Arnsberg was completed ahead...

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Do dryer bars require any maintenance?

Do dryer bars require any maintenance?

Properly designed and installed dryer bars should provide years of trouble-free service with little more than periodic visual inspections.

In some cases, however, the insp...

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Advanced Roll Cleaning Solutions – Do You Really Know All Your Options?

Advanced Roll Cleaning Solutions – Do You Really Know All Your Options?

There are endless processes for roll cleaning including doctoring and scraping, using a shower system, a cleaning pad, or incorporating traversing mechanisms. No matter t...

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When Wet Streaks Return, Reevaluate Your Rolls!

When Wet Streaks Return, Reevaluate Your Rolls!

Wet Streaks Have Caused the Paper Industry Problems for a Long Time

A 1921 Edition of The Paper Mill and Wood Pulp News reported, "Previous to the installation of suction ...

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The History of the Rotary Joint

The History of the Rotary Joint

Throughout the 19th and early part of the 20th century, the accepted method of supplying water or steam to a rotating cylinder was through the use of stuffing boxes or pa...

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Do rotary joints have to be restrained from rotating?

Do rotary joints have to be restrained from rotating?

Yes, torque restraint is very important, for both self-supported and externally supported joints. Self-supported rotary joints typically have a cast lug in their bodies (...

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Optimizing your Shutdown Program in 5 steps

Optimizing your Shutdown Program in 5 steps

Manufacturing facilities know downtime is money. Every hour you are offline for a shutdown (SD) is costly from both lost revenue and cost of the workforce employed to mai...

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How to use a Vacuum Breaker above design temperature?

How to use a Vacuum Breaker above design temperature?

Challenge

What to do when you need a vacuum breaker to protect your pipes and tanks and your steam temperature is higher than the temperature limit of the vacuum breaker? ...

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Clean Machines Are Key to Successful Industrial Factory Operations

Clean Machines Are Key to Successful Industrial Factory Operations

Industrial manufacturing plants are going to get dirty. Oil, grease and grime are tracked on floors and build up on equipment.

The plan to eliminate the dirt could mean th...

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