For the process industries, one of the most critical and often overlooked assets is the automated control valve.
Are the non-condensable bleeds on thermocompressor sections necessary?
Most thermocompressor sections are equipped with a non-condensable bleed (NCB) which are are applied to thermocompressor sections to prevent accumulation of non-condensable gases in the dryers.
Steam, Paper Drying, and the Bottom Line
Because energy drives the papermaking process, steam is found in many energy streams in a paper mill. Steam is used to cook fibers for improved sheet strength, heat stock for improved drainage, heat process air for ventilation, heat dryers to dry paper, and selectively heat the web for improved gloss and smoothness.
Reduce Curling with Paper Moisture Control
During the paper manufacturing process, many scientific processes are manipulated to control the physical properties of the paper such as weight, thickness, color, strength, and moisture.
MP Hygiene Successfully Trials Ceramic Tip Creping Blade
MP Hygiene, now in its fourth generation of ownership, recently seized the leadership position for hand towels in France.
Vibration Monitoring in Tissue Manufacturing
One of the most dreaded words uttered in a tissue manufacturing facility is "chatter". The thought of Yankee chatter makes many vendors, suppliers, and operators queasy.
Maintenance Cost and Estimated Replacement Value
Yesterday you were a happy camper. Today you are told your Maintenance Cost (MC) as a percent of your Estimated Replacement Value (ERV) is 4.9%.
Dryer Performance Evaluations
The dryer section of your paper machine consumes large amounts of energy and can have a dramatic impact on the quality of your sheet and your bottom line.
Fabric and Roll Cleaning Pilot Plant Provides Useful Trial Insights
The papermaker is faced with many challenges when trying to keep fabrics and roll covers clean.
Vacuum Breaker Best Practice: Keeping Contamination Out
Vacuum breakers are frequently installed with the air inlet port facing up. This orientation can lead to contaminants entering the steam system and potentially accumulating on the ball, seat, and cage area of the vacuum breaker.
Synthetic Fiber Processing on Cantilevered Rolls
"The crew is very happy with the results so far." This was the initial feedback Kadant received after a trial of a VeriLite™ roll cleaning system on one draw stand roll.