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How Best Practices can be Quantified on Grade Changes, Energy Saving Projects, and Process Control Parameters

How Best Practices can be Quantified on Grade Changes, Energy Saving Projects, and Process Control Parameters

As early as 2016, studies were introduced that showed numerous process control benefits that can be realized on paper machines equipped with the EasyScan traversing permeability, water content, and temperature measurement capabilities. These scanners provide detailed data analysis including 3D mapping of the press felts in several modes, and Fast Fourier Transformation (FFT) analysis of the incoming data to show pulsation and vibration issues before they become problematic on the felts, and provide a powerful tool to the maintenance department, negating the need for "run to failure" mode.

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Tune Up Carrier Rope Runs To Improve Machine Efficiency

Tune Up Carrier Rope Runs To Improve Machine Efficiency

Introduction

In the day-to-day operation of paper machines, little thought is typically applied to carrier rope runs until something changes that affects downtime related ...

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Advanced Microwave Instruments Can Improve Process Control and Reduce Costs

Advanced Microwave Instruments Can Improve Process Control and Reduce Costs

Capabilities now exist that enable paper, board, and tissue makers to scan the moisture level, permeability, and temperature of their felts without having to go onto the ...

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A New Class of Forming Fabric Structures Can Widen Application Guideline Targets

A New Class of Forming Fabric Structures Can Widen Application Guideline Targets

Traditional forming fabric structures involve a series of design compromises in which fabric life, fabric stability, sheet formation, fiber retention, and fabric drive-lo...

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Re-thinking Modern Press Fabric Design to Take Advantage of Nip Dewatering

Re-thinking Modern Press Fabric Design to Take Advantage of Nip Dewatering

During the introduction of Batt on Mesh (BOM) felts in the early 70's, it was shown that the inclusion of an incompressible component into the base enabled handling of hi...

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