Dryer Performance Evaluations

Process Optimization
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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.

The highly complex area of drying requires a deep understanding of your dryer section to ensure you are getting the most from your dryer section.

Dryer Performance Evaluation from Kadant Johnson can help you get the most from your dryer section without major expenditures on unproven solutions. A comprehensive report defines improvement opportunities and quantifies the benefits of operational or equipment changes.

Detailed recommendations are prioritized based on costs and expected benefits. Solutions that can be "phased in" are outlined to get the most out of your dryer section as quickly as possible.

The process engineers leading these studies each have more than 15 years of experience working on paper machine dryer sections. With more than 1,000 dryer audits performed globally, Kadant Johnson's process knowledge and application expertise ensures the best solution for your machine.

Kadant Johnson Dryer Section Studies identify the following improvement opportunities:

  • Energy Savings
  • Drying Capacity
  • Dryer Drainage Reliability
  • Steam Joint/Syphon Reliability
  • Dryer Section Runnability
  • Dryer Uniformity

A typical scope for a dryer section study includes:

  • Complete dryer section measurements
  • Equipment sizing analysis
  • Operational improvement recommendations
  • Equipment upgrade recommendations
  • Short-term and long-term improvement project list
  • "ROI" analysis

Source: Kadant