Removing the old infrared dryers resulted in energy savings of up to 45% as Hansol Daejeon rebuilt its PM 32 board machine with OptiDry Coat air drying technology. Removing the old infrared dryers has also improved safety and reduced the maintenance and cleaning time at the stations.
Availability and safety are unquestionably key issues in any process. In producing highly flammable fuels and biofuels, the importance of these issues grows even more. Today, several leading global producers rely on Valmet's process automation technology to control their biofuel plants, which produce second-generation biodiesel, bioethanol or bio-oil.
Valmet supplied paper machine rebuild for Stora Enso's PM3 in Varkaus started up successfully. The mill feels that a single point of responsibility is beneficial, as there are fewer players and thus fewer overlaps in the start-ups.
Valmet delivered a comprehensive automation and safety solution to the world's largest renewable diesel plant. The plant has operated smoothly and safely since its launch in 2010.