Valmet Recovery Liquor Analyzer
The recovery of chemicals from spent cooking liquor and the accompanying energy generated from the incineration of organic material are critical operations in kraft pulping. The application of Valmet’s advanced on-line analyzer has made it possible to raise the quality and strength of cooking liquor, react faster to disturbances and increase process through put. Now, in addition to causticizing measurements and optimization solutions, the Valmet Recovery Liquor Analyzer (Valmet Alkali R) provides tools to improve recovery boiler reduction performance with its unique on-line reduction degree measurement.
Achieving the best performance in liquor cycle from recovery boiler to pulp cooking
Using fully automatic real time sampling and standard titration methods, the Valmet Recovery Liquor Analyzer consistently measures the values of Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Sulfide, Sodium Carbonate and Sodium Sulfate.
It calculates Reduction Degree, Effective Alkali (EA), Active Alkali (AA), Total Titratable Alkali (TTA), Causticizing Degree (CE%), and Sulfidity (S%) for control of recovery efficiency to provide consistent high quality white liquor for the digester. Harmful over- and under-liming is eliminated and white liquor filters require less frequent cleaning resulting in higher causticizing output, savings in cleaning chemical costs and reduced fresh lime consumption.
No calibration needed
Because the analysis is based on the ABC titration procedure, the most widely used in kraft mill laboratories, no calibration is needed. The entire system is self-cleaning and each sample line is automatically flushed clean after sampling to prevent plugging. The rugged design of the analyzer ensures high uptime with a minimum of regular maintenance.
The Valmet Recovery Liquor Analyzer makes it possible to increase pulp production and reduce operation costs. Harmful over- and under-liming is eliminated, and white liquor filters require less frequent cleaning leading to higher recausticizing output, savings in cleaning chemical costs, and reduced fresh lime consumption.
- Over-liming eliminated
- Boiling in the slaker prevented
- Compensates changes in lime quality
- The debottlenecking tool for slaker, lime kiln and evaporator
- Decreased standard deviation of green liquor TTA
- Optimum causticizing degree
- Lower standard deviation of AA in white liquor
- Faster recovery from process upset
- Better heating value of black liquor due to less inorganic dead load
- Higher recovery line and fiber line throughput
Customer success stories
Visy Tumut exceeds targets by optimizing causticization
Visy’s kraft mill in Tumut wanted to optimize its process performance and ensure process competitiveness with the latest technology. With causticizing optimization, their expectations and return on investment (ROI) targets have been exceeded.
Navigator Cacia and Valmet team up to optimize causticizing process targets
Online liquor analysis and advanced controls stabilize the liquor conversion chain and increase white liquor active alkali by 3%. With extra process visibility problems were uncovered, leading to further improvements and ROI potential at the Navigator Company’s Cacia mill in Portugal.
From smelt to white liquor – the final link
A Valmet whole-line measurement system that was instrumental in SCA Obbola’s causticizing plant startup includes a new reduction degree measurement.
Hyogo Pulp invests in both quality and process control
Hyogo Pulp Tanigawa mill recently invested in new measurement technology from Valmet, to ensure the highest quality of pulp in addition to improving process efficiency.