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Refining improvements for board and paper making

Customized solutions that will improve the reliability and performance of your refining process

Do you want to have better runnability of the paper machine and improved end-product quality?

We can help you reduce refining costs per tonne produced through cost savings (in materials, energy, and maintenance) and by improving refining efficiency. Depending on your needs, refining improvement may involve a combination of know-how, services and products from Valmet’s service, improvement and upgrade offerings.Upgrades are typically aimed at increasing refining capacity or efficiency by enhancing the reliability and operational performance of existing refining equipment. We utilize the latest technological advances and components to save energy when performing the upgrades.

How to keep refining equipment in optimal condition?

Our condition management solutions are designed to keep refining equipment in optimal condition. Production and maintenance efficiency are improved through carefully planned and prioritized preventive and corrective maintenance measures. Optimal service intervals will also help to cut refining costs.

Quality improvements are designed to improve pulp quality by using existing refining equipment or to meet pulp quality challenges when increasing production. Improved pulp quality will result in energy savings and improved production efficiency.

Upgrades are typically aimed at increasing refining capacity or efficiency by enhancing the reliability and operational performance of existing refining equipment. Refining upgrades utilize the latest technological advances and components to save energy.

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Reduce energy cost by 40% when refining to a give tensile level

One good example of Valmet’s energy saving commitment is our strong development work on various types of refiner fillings, such as MicroBar. It has been proven to save up to 40% energy at a number of mills when refining to a given tensile level. Our turbine housing represents another process improvement that facilitates increased production or extends the lifetime of fillings. This new optimized refiner housing, engineered with the help of computerized flow simulations, enables higher refiner outlet pressures than earlier products. 

Do you want to know more about process upgrades?

If you wish to get further information like technical specifications, need a quotation, or wish to discuss different solutions, fill in the contact form and our experts will contact you shortly.
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