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What is the easiest way to dispose of condensate?

What is the easiest way to dispose of condensate?

The easiest way to dispose of condensate is to dump it down the drain. This is also the worst way to dispose of condensate.

Steam can be one of the highest costs per ton in the papermaking process. Even after the latent heat has been removed from the steam, there is still a lot of value in the condensate.

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Building Operational and Environmental Efficiency at Kamloops Mill

Building Operational and Environmental Efficiency at Kamloops Mill

In 2017, we set forth a vision to establish our pulp business as a growth driver for the company. Since then, the pulp leadership team has enacted tangible plans to optim...

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Singing and swinging: how to combat calender barring

Singing and swinging: how to combat calender barring

Vibration and wear in a multi-roll steel calender stack can lead to a phenomenon known as calender barring. It results in a machine-direction periodic caliper variation. ...

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Leveraging New Technology for Enhanced Quality at Irving Tissue in Saint John

Leveraging New Technology for Enhanced Quality at Irving Tissue in Saint John

Continuing to enhance our Royale tissue product with new technology. Installing the new Yankee dryer at Irving Tissue in Saint John would have previously meant cutting in...

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10 Mechanical Problems that Cause Paper Dryer Flooding

10 Mechanical Problems that Cause Paper Dryer Flooding

Paper dryers can experience periodic problems with flooding. A flooded dryer is one that has an excessive amount of condensate in it. Flooding occurs when condensate is b...

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Can increasing the moisture content at the reel improve energy efficiency?

Can increasing the moisture content at the reel improve energy efficiency?

Yes, particularly when the sheet is being over-dried to flatten a non-uniform cross-machine moisture profile.

For example, the reel moisture on a 42# linerboard sheet coul...

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What is a Doctoring Roll Cleaning System: An Interview with Scott Borges

What is a Doctoring Roll Cleaning System: An Interview with Scott Borges

I recently sat down with Scott Borges to learn about roll cleaning systems. Scott is the Product Line Manager – Doctoring for Kadant Solutions Division. Scott has worked fo...

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Does the conversion of a conventional size press to a film size press really save energy?

Does the conversion of a conventional size press to a film size press really save energy?

Absolutely! The starch solids content required for a conventional size press is quite low (3-6%).

For every pound of starch pick-up, the sheet picks up another 15-32 pound...

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Infrared radiation shortens the drying process of paper production

Infrared radiation shortens the drying process of paper production

New thesis shows that IR technology can be used to achieve higher drying speed and to study the drying behaviour of individual fibres.

The drying process is responsible fo...

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Can the energy consumption of a fine paper machine be reduced?

Can the energy consumption of a fine paper machine be reduced?

Yes. In fact, there are more opportunities on a fine paper machine than on a linerboard machine. This is because a fine paper sheet must be dried twice, first before the ...

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Mills and Technologies - Process Optimization

Hood basement enclosure

Hood basement enclosure

Questions and answers from OUR EXPERT on the importance of having a proper basement enclosure in paper and board mills

Why is a basement enclosure important?

In order to en...

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