Customer case:

UHD upgrade offers better fiber optics and comparability

Irving Pulp & Paper produces softwood and hardwood grades of kraft pulp in Canada. They had been using different generations of online and offline fiber measurements and wanted to utilize the latest technology. So, the customer decided to standardize the optics of their Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer by upgrading to the latest ultra-high definition (UHD) technology. This offers better comparability, helps them to save time in interpreting results, and improves reliability.

We wanted to have the same UHD technology in our Valmet analyzers a site and we decided to upgrade. I am really satisfied on how things went. Valmet and the mill did a good planning, all ran smoothly and on time. Our Valmet FS5 is running well, and correlates very well with our Kappa Analyzer.
Marcel Aguinarena, Process Engineer, Irving Pulp & Paper
Summary
Location New Brunswick, Canada
Challenge Different generations of fiber measurements in use with different optics
Solution

Ultra-high definition (UHD) upgrade for Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5). The analyzer is also covered by a service agreement.

Results
  • All analyzers have the most advanced fiber optics
  • Easier and more accurate fiber length comparison between different equipment
Keywords Automation, Fiber, Analyzer, Upgrade, Canada

Fiber Image Analyzer

Designed for routine pulp and paper mill laboratory use as well as laboratory research, Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5) offers a comprehensive set of automated fiber measurements.

Upgrades and lifecycle services

Lifecycle planning and implementation of the agreed upgrades to improve reliability and performance.