Energy efficiency solutions
Ways to lower your energy cost
A shift to more energy efficient and less polluting technology is vital. High energy efficiency offers an effective way to save costs and increase profitability – especially with today’s rising energy prices. Energy costs account for approximately 30 percent of total operating costs in the papermaking industry. Paper mills need to improve their energy efficiency in order to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions to meet tightening environmental requirements. By consuming less, you not only boost your profitability but also save the environment, and can thereby look forward to a more sustainable tomorrow.
Many ways to improve energy efficiency
Valmet has numerous ways to help paper and board makers improve their energy efficiency and minimize their lifecycle energy costs. Individual energy efficient components will not create an energy efficient paper machine if they are not all working together. Valmet has the full palette needed from papermaking technology and equipment to auxiliary processes and automation. We understand the requirements and dimensioning of machines, and how to control them in an energy efficient manner under various running conditions.
Our energy efficient solutions for paper and board mills cover:
Steps to energy savings.
Refining rebuild at Savon Sellu
“We believe that the unique refining principle of the OptiFiner Pro gives us an advantage. As a bonus, we use 30% less energy while achieving the same freeness values as before", tells Tapio Laukkanen about the results of a refining rebuild at Savon Sellu.
In the spotlight: Fernando Carroquino of SAICA Paper
Fernando Carroquino, Industrial Director of SAICA Paper, shares his thoughts about the challenges containerboard makers are facing, especially from energy efficiency, lightweight and sustainability points of view.
Dongguan Jianhui saves energy and costs with an air dryer nozzle
Switching to efficient Valmet PowerFloat Plus air dryer nozzles at the coating section has decreased energy consumption by up to 40%, increased drying capacity and improved coating quality at Dongguan Jianhui’s PMs 1 and 2.
Measurement forms the basis for energy efficiency
The amount of energy used to manufacture the same paper or board grade may vary between different mills by as much as 30%. The difference of this magnitude can amount to a difference of EUR 2.5 million in the annual electricity bill. Saving energy is a sensible way of bringing down production costs while also protecting the environment.
Powerful results in a beautiful location
Mill Production Manager Antonio Di Blas says: “We got it all - 50% gas savings, better paper quality, better working conditions, better availability, and smaller maintenance costs.”