Customer case:

Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill and Valmet’s shared journey forward

Sep 28, 2016

Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill has a Valmet co-operation service agreement for maintenance and remote control of the Valmet Breast Roll Shakers (earlier FormMaster) on both of its paper machines PM 9 and PM 10. The service agreement has increased the reliability of the mill ensuring that the paper they produce remains of high quality.

Valmet Breast Roll Shaker is an outstanding equipment which allows us to produce high quality sack paper to be competitive. I can say that the reliability of breast roll shakers has undoubtedly improved since December 2013 as a result of control from Valmet and close co-operation between trained mill personnel and Valmet specialists.”
Vladimir Bolshakov, Technical Director


Location Karelia region, Russia
Customer challenge

Some failures with  breast roll shaker  preventing smooth operation of paper machines and production of the top-quality paper. Trials to improve the availability by mill's own efforts were not successful due to the complexity of the equipment, and their local specialists were not qualified enough to implement high-quality maintenance and service. 

Solution The breast roll shaker  service agreement with Valmet consists of two scheduled service visits per year plus audit activities and online support, as well as diagnostics via remote control.
Results The service agreement has increased the reliability of the mill, as their  breast roll shaker  equipment now has an availability figure of 98%, ensuring that the sack paper they produce remains of high quality. At the same time, they have been able to significantly reduce the number of unplanned shutdowns.
Keywords Segezha, Russia, FormMaster, breast roll shaker, service agreement