Process performance services for automation
Process performance services for improved performance and availability of the existing process and automation installed base. The service can help to find and solve process bottlenecks and meet production and quality targets with minimized raw material and energy consumption.
- Increased production capacity and improved plant availability
- Optimized end-product quality
- Reduced production and maintenance costs and decreased environmental emissions
Our process performance services
- Performance Study
- Process Optimization
- Analysis and Diagnosis Services
- Performance Optimization
- Control Performance
- On-Site Expert
The purpose of the performance study is to evaluate the performance improvement potential of the target process. This is based on collected process data, customer interviews, and other observations.
Process Optimization service aims to stabilize process variability and improve process performance. The service provides early warnings of evolving process upsets with proposals for corrective actions and suggestions for longer-term development of process performance.
The Control Performance service is a system-independent solution for automation system loop performance monitoring. The service solution includes expert support for detailed analysis and diagnostics of problems. Problems and findings are reported at mutually agreed intervals.
On-site expert is continuously available for mutually agreed assignments and performance targets, supported by Valmet’s global specialist network.
Customer success stories
Dry solids to evaporation up 7.5% by optimizing the washing line
An integrated pulp and paper mill in the USA decided to optimize their brown stock washing line producing 1000 tons per day with good results.
Beating NOx emissions with optimized combustion
Pohjolan Voima’s values – skillfully, boldly and together – came to life when the company succeeded in reducing NOx emissions and improving energy efficiency through combustion optimization and data analyses at its two biopower plants.
Evaporation optimization increases efficiency at SCA Obbola
SCA Obbola utilizes the Valmet Evaporation Optimizer to increase the efficiency and to generate energy savings while keeping the burning liquor dry solids high and stable.
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.
Better process control, lower NOx emissions
Bord na Móna’s Edenderry Power Plant in Ireland has reduced its NOx emissions with an advanced process control application, Valmet DNA Combustion Manager.
Aiming higher with an optimized causticizing process
At Navigator Cacia’s pulp mill, online liquor analysis and advanced process controls have resulted in reduced variation, improved efficiency and optimized lime dosage. Improved process visibility has also uncovered other areas of improvement.
QCS Maintenance: uptime plus extra value by On-site Expert
A European mill has found that Valmet’s in mill expert service can improve papermaking performance.
Targets exceeded in Nippon Paper Akita lime kiln process
Valmet implemented Lime Kiln Optimizer solution to Nippon Paper Akita mill to reduce specific energy consumption and maximize the more cost-efficient fuel usage.
Fast results at Nippon Paper Akita's bleaching process
Valmet Kappa Q analyzer and Bleaching Optimizer solutions reduce quality variability and bleaching chemical consumption at Nippon Paper Akita mill.