An unpredictable electricity market with rising prices provides both challenges and opportunities. Valmet will help you adapt to new conditions and improve plant performance by improving efficiency, flexibility, and capacity through expert services, plant upgrades and automation.
Adapt production to demand and electricity prices
More sustainable production through increased efficiency
Improve plant profitability
Expert guidance and tailored solutions
Different plants need different solutions. To determine your specific needs, Valmet’s experts will review key elements such as operation data, plant design, and electricity and fuel prices. Based on the findings, individual advice on improvement areas is provided, followed by an execution plan offering everything from tuning optimization to upgrades and automation solutions.
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Expertise & consultancy services
We map capacity, efficiency and flexibility bottlenecks, to give advice on improvement areas and execute activities to improve plant profitability.
Our expert's studies operation data and plant design, and electricity and fuel prices.
We give recommentations on improvements based on analysis of retrieved information.
We offer everything from tuning, optimizations to upgrades and automation solutions.
Boost production with improved efficiency
Increased production and minimized maintenance needs are the result of improved plant efficiency. To achieve this, Valmet offers services such as tuning and optimizing the boiler, automating flow control, and upgrades such as improved soot blowing and frequency control on pumps and fans.
Optimize production timing
With increasingly rising and fluctuating electricity and fuel prices, having flexibility in production is especially important. Improving plant flexibility ensures that production adapts to electricity prices and heat demand so that profitability is maximized by adjusting production to the optimal production time and mode.
Maximize production capacity and availability
Our experts will help you identify plant limitations and address issues to increase plant availability and production capacity. Proactive maintenance such as inspections, diagnostics, and monitoring will minimize unplanned shutdowns, while upgrades will directly increase production capacity.
Case: Increase profitability by flexible electricity production
Background/challenge: Customer follows electricity prices and heat demand and tries to adjust production accordingly to be as profitable as possible
Case: Higher availability and reduced fossil dependency with reduced minimum boiler load
Background/challenge: A CHP plant that operates down to 30% load has to shut down during the summer. Instead, a fossil oil hot water boiler runs to cover the heat demand.
Solution: Enabling operation with reduced bed area at low load improves the emission performance. Thus extends the operation range down to 20% thus eliminating the need to run the fossil burning plant.