Successfully improved doctoring process at IKPP Perawang Mill
After a previous PM6 rebuild project in 2012, IKPP Perawang Mill was looking for opportunities for further improvements in the machine runnability and performance. Cooperation with Valmet started and the desired improvements were found through a comprehensive review of the doctoring process.
|Customer target:||The primary goal of the project was to boost machine runnability and performance and find potential areas for improvement.|
|Solution:||Valmet checked and documented the current status of all doctoring positions with the help of several on-site studies. Based on the findings, an improvement plan was made to cover the whole doctoring process.|
|Results:||The improvement plan has enabled a better doctoring result, reduced doctoring-related downtime and facilitated holder maintenance operations. Optimization of the doctor blade types has also reduced the customer’s net working capital tied to the doctor blade inventory|
|Keywords:||Board and paper, Asia-Pacific, doctoring|