At Feltest it is our goal to provide paper mills with knowledge and easy-to-use solutions to improve the performance of their paper machine clothing.
Roll Cleaning - Bulk Generation
Bulk generation is on the mind of every tissue maker. Light Dry Crepe (LDC) is in the constant pursuit of improved bulk in the finished sheet.
What are “dryer bars” and how do they work?
"Dryer bars", also called "Spoiler bars" consist of a number of equally-spaced rows of steel bars that are held against the inside surface of the dryer shell.
Pöyry's new intrapreneurial culture helps deliver growing range of digital service offerings for clients
PÖYRY PLC Press Release 29 November 2018 at 12:00 (CET)
Infrared Thermography - not just for Electrical Switchgear
Infrared (IR) thermography has become an essential tool in many Predictive Maintenance (PdM) Programs.
The digital everyday at Metsä
Mobile maintenance, 3D modelling, robotic lifts, machine vision, digital twins and what else.
State-of-the-art Condition Monitoring Solution for Speciality Papermaker
British master papermaker, James Cropper, based near Kendal in the English Lake District, has invested in the web-hosted Machine Sentry® system to monitor and provide 'watchkeeping' data and fault diagnosis to support the on-site engineering team in planning an effective programme of equipment maintenance and replacement.
Direct Steam Injection Heaters - An Alternative Way to Heat Water
A direct steam injection heater uses 100% of its steam energy to heat water-based fluids.
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.
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.
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.
Leveraging New Technology for Enhanced Quality at Irving Tissue in Saint John
Continuing to enhance our Royale tissue product with new technology.
Is there really any difference between OEM parts and "duplicate" parts?
Yes, there is a difference and the difference can be quite significant. OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts are designed specifically for that equipment.
When Should You Change A Doctor Blade?
Determining the correct doctor blade for an application requires answering a number of questions to ensure the right blade is chosen to produce the needed outcomes of the application.
Causes of Yankee Chatter (Part 2 of 2)
In Part 1, two major sources of chatter causing vibration were highlighted: chemistry and doctors. In this post, we examine the impact excessive moisture can have on Yankee chatter.
Causes of Yankee Chatter (Part 1 of 2)
Chatter on a Yankee is a result of multiple process and mechanical issues in the manufacturing of tissue that cause the doctor blade to skip or flex, and eventually bounce on the dryer surface digging into the metal and leaving chatter marks.
Corrugated Packaging Plant Eliminates Thermal Bowing, Improves Bond Between Liner and Medium
A high-volume, high-speed single facer at a corrugated packaging plant located in California (USA) was having issues with poorly bonded board after starting up from a stoppage of any duration. The poor bond between the corrugated medium and liner was resulting in excess waste and lost production.
Five Questions to Ask When Choosing a Creping Blade Supplier?
Creping blade suppliers should be able to provide tissue makers with a number of essential services and products.
Case Study – PT Rotary Joint with Shield
PT rotary joint with integral protective shield keeps debris out of the sealing area and enhances safety around the rotary joint.
Energy Savings at the Paper Machine Dryer Hood
With energy consumption being of prime importance in keeping operating costs optimized there are a number of design considerations at the PM Dryer Hood which can have a significant impact on energy savings.
Fluid Filtration 101: Understanding the Basics
If you have water or fluid in your process system, it's likely you have solids build-up. These solids can cause difficulty in the production process.
Improve Control Valve Maintenance the Industrial Internet of Things Way
For the process industries, one of the most critical and often overlooked assets is the automated control valve.