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Reliability

Valmet puts safety before anything else in our daily operations. We're also committed to supporting you in reaching your safety targets.

We provide reliability services that keep your equipment and processes running smoothly. We make sure that spare parts and components are easily available with minimal inventory costs. Reliable deliveries ensure that material is managed efficiently at your site every day.

Our maintenance and shutdown management services help you to keep your production assets in good working condition, minimizing downtime and controlling maintenance costs. We offer services for planning and implementing annual shutdowns to avoid cost and schedule overruns.

Reliability

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  • Dec 3, 2019

    Field Report - Retention aid induced press failure, a case study

    Papermaking is as much a chemical process as it is a mechanical one. A fine paper machine lost retention aid flow when the pump shut down. The resulting imbalance caused a press wreck when the pump was restarted. Multiple lessons were learned.

  • Nov 12, 2019

    Field Report - Saturated steam table & tips

    At the end of this article is a typical enthalpy table for saturated steam. You can use this type of chart to determine what the temperature is inside a dryer can at a given pressure. We also provide some tips for sizing lines, measuring temperature and monitoring condensate pressure.

  • Oct 22, 2019

    Field Report - Controlling coater blade beam deflection

    Coater beams deflect due to coating temperatures, paper temperatures and the temperature of the environment. Newer and wider coating machines are equipped with beam heating/cooling chambers that can be controlled to maintain a straight beam and hence better coat weight profiles.

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Field Report - Yankee rebuild improves tissue quality, a case study

    Rebuilding a Yankee is a daunting decision, due to OSHA regulations for confined space entry and the significant cost of downtime. This mill was losing product due to poor tissue quality, and Valmet's service engineers assisted in the decision making process to rebuild the Yankee.

  • Oct 1, 2019

    Field Report - On-machine grinding increases machine speed and sheet quality, a case study

    At a fine paper mill, despite every effort, sheet breaks had averaged more than six a day for the last several months. Two of the four dryers were shut down and the two functioning dryers would need to be taken off-line soon if nothing could be done...

  • Sep 17, 2019

    Field Report - Headbox apron shower troubleshooting, a case study

    The key word in papermaking is uniformity, and the apron shower plays a primary role in maintaining this characteristic. Shower water volume, pressure and temperature are critical factors. The case study involves the three indicators of a thermal bow problem in the apron lip.

  • Sep 10, 2019

    Field Report - Apron lip mapping and repair preparation

    Apron lip damage usually comes in the form of nicks, scratches or dents. These minor abrasions can trap fibers from the pulp or cause distortions in the flow of the headbox jet, which jeopardizes sheet formation. Preparation before apron repairs can improve maintenance safety and save money.

  • Sep 3, 2019

    Field Report - Winder preventive maintenance

    Sheet breaks at the winder can bring the entire papermaking process to a stop. To prevent this, the winder needs constant attention through a sound preventive maintenance program (PMP).

  • Aug 27, 2019

    Field Report - Differential drive maintenance

    The differential drive supplies power to the individual machine sections, and maintains a constant preset speed between those sections. The slightest speed difference between sections can result in a sheet break and lost production. Knowing the drive components and what to look for helps in preventive maintenance.

  • Aug 20, 2019

    Field Report - Chronic dryer drive oscillation, a case study

    The clack-clack-clack noise warned of heavy oscillation in the drive, subjecting the machine to potentially damaging duress. The only known cure was a shutdown and restart, costing the mill productivity and dollars. The shift supervisor calls in a drive technician for assistance...

Reliability

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