ANDRITZ successfully starts up a new HERB recovery boiler at Kuantum Papers Limited, India

First black liquor firing at Kuantum Papers Limited. © ANDRITZ

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International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a new 500 t/d HERB chemical recovery boiler at Kuantum Papers Limited in Saila Khurd, Hoshiapur district in the state of Punjab, India.

The boiler is designed to handle a mixture of hardwood and agro-based black liquor and enables environmentally friendly and more energy-efficient operation compared to a conventional boiler with direct contact evaporator. Thus, the mill’s pulp production as well as the power-to-heat-ratio are substantially increased. The boiler also features a unique vertical air system to minimize air emissions.

The scope of supply also comprised:

  • Engineering for the entire system except civil work and electrical and automation equipment
  • Complete pressure parts
  • Auxiliaries such as start-up oil burners, black liquor burners, smelt spouts
  • Safety-related system (SRS)

Pavan Khaitan, Managing Director, Kuantum Papers Limited, says: “We are very satisfied with the successful start-up of the ANDRITZ boiler. The entire team at ANDRITZ has worked tirelessly with us for successful commissioning of the HERB recovery boiler along with the set of evaporators.”

This is the first of six HERB recovery boilers currently being installed in India by ANDRITZ, thus showing the strong market share ANDRITZ holds on the Indian pulp and paper market.

Kuantum Papers is active in the production and marketing of wood-free writing and printing paper, thereby providing an alternative to wood-based paper while conserving precious resources and protecting the environment.

International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. Plants for power generation, flue gas cleaning, recycling, and the production of nonwovens and panelboard complete the global product and service offering. Innovative products and services in the industrial digitalization sector are offered under the brand name Metris and help customers to make their plants more user-friendly, efficient and profitable. The publicly listed group has around 27,200 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides equipment, systems, complete plants and services for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency and sustainability as well as lower overall operating costs. Boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, plants for the production of nonwovens and panelboard (MDF), as well as recycling and shredding solutions for various waste materials also form a part of this business area. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.

Source: Andritz