Automation upgrades and lifecycle services
Upgrading software can be expensive, and it essential that expenditure is minimized over the lifecycle of a process. Proper investment planning and lifecycle management ensure a lower total cost of ownership.
- Improved reliability of automation systems and devices with ensured spare part availability
- Possibility for the cost savings in energy, raw materials and maintenance
- Improved safety and cybersecurity
Our upgrades and lifecycle services
- Lifecycle Plan
- Automation Upgrades
- Software Upgrades
- Automation Extensions
- Asset Performance Prediction
- Engineering Services
Through continuous upgrades, the latest technology is made available quickly and regularly to improve both reliability and performance. This is as opposed to a larger-scale, one-off upgrade method, which leaves the latest productivity-enhancing technology unavailable until the next major upgrade period.
Lifecycle plans are continuously updated and the suggestions for the needed updates are regularly discussed with the customer. Uncertainty regarding life cycle expenditure is virtually eliminated through scheduled upgrades and an agreement, which helps minimize costs and cash flow variation.
Customer Success Stories
UHD upgrade offers better fiber optics and comparability
Irving Pulp & Paper in Canada upgraded the optics of their Valmet Fiber Image Analyzer (Valmet FS5) to the latest ultra-high definition (UHD) technology.
Toba Pulp Lestari takes Valmet remote support to the next level
DCS migration and upgrade achieved without a production shutdown. While carrying out the project, audio and video tools were used for interfacing with Valmet engineers.
PVO-Vesivoima’s new central control system enhances the operation of hydropower plants
PVO-Vesivoima’s hydropower plants on the Iijoki, Kemijoki and Kokemäenjoki rivers will introduce a new central control system in March. Valmet DNA system will provide PVO-Vesivoima with a better overview of the production process and enhance operation in electricity markets with new control solutions.
Automation upgrade ensures secure reserve energy
High cybersecurity, virtual servers and a web-based Valmet DNA User Interface enable Fingrid to reliably start up and operate its Tahkoluoto and Vaskiluoto reserve power plants in times of grid disturbances.
UPM Fray Bentos takes advantage of a new Valmet Kappa Analyzer
When UPM Fray Bentos decided to replace its aging Kappa Brite Analyzer after over 10 years of sterling service they again chose Valmet and in 2019 installed the latest online analyzer Valmet Kappa QC.
Good planning is half the battle
For the Borealis Polymers plant in Porvoo, Finland, regular automation lifecycle roadmaps have proved valuable in ensuring smooth process continuation. As part of their latest automation system migration, more than 3,000 centralized input/output (I/O) cards were successfully replaced.
Valmet DNA extends lifetime of paper machine controls at Stora Enso Nymölla
In May, Stora Enso Nymolla successfully started up its PM2 with up-to-date control technology. Valmet’s delivery comprised Machine Control PLC replacement with Valmet DNA.
Inulin produced with help of Valmet DNA
Sensus is a long-term customer for Valmet. The first automation system Damatic XD was delivered in the 1990s to the factory. Since then, the automation system has been upgraded continuously to include the latest Valmet technology, Valmet DNA.