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Process and automation upgrades

Valmet automation upgrades include smart lifecycle management for optimized TCO, automation updates and installations with complete start-up and process support as well as process improvements for the entire fiberline. We provide problem-solving support and investment planning for a number of different automation platforms, always according to customer need.

Right technology for your needs

Pulp producers typically look for improved capacity and quality while maintaining or increasing competitiveness. With newest technologies, materials and designs, smart automation upgrades and solutions help reach these targets. Benefits include production cost savings, improved runnability and higher availability of automation equipment.


Process and automation upgrades For Chip washing

Chip Washing

Improved chip washing concept

Chip Flume

Improved washing can be used to produce cleaner chips or to increase capacity.


Process and automation upgrades For Chip treatment

Feeding Technology

Screw feeder technology that provides uniform feeding, optimized dewatering and reduced energy consumption.

Dewatering Plug Pipe

A plug pipe that dewaters the raw material even more before it enters the preheater.

Tandem blow-back damper

Creates increased load on the blow-back damper for increased dewatering.

Preheater Upgrade

Upgrade kit that raises the preheater’s capacity by up to 30%.

High Performance Gear Box

Valmet offers an upgrade kit to replace existing agitator drives for preheaters.


Process and automation upgrades For HC refining

Adjustable Gap Sensor (AGS)

Disc gap calibration during full production.

Disc Gap Control Agreement

Agreement that combines accurate disc-gap control with energy-saving segments.

Disc Gap Control

Safely control the refiner/ Defibrator from a remote control room.

Refiner Adjustment Device

This is an upgrade device that is more reliable and demands less maintenance.

CMS – Upgrade kit to electric stepping motor

Optimize your energy consumption and fiber quality.


Process and automation upgrades For LC refining

Adjustable Gap Sensor (AGS)

Disc gap calibration during full production.


Process and automation upgrades For Washing - TwinRoll

Anti Rewet

An insert device for the filtrate channels designed to reduce the rewetting effect to reduce the chemical consumption.

Inlet RF TRP

Increase capacity by as much as 30%.

HP Cleaning System TR

Clean rolls ensure effective and uniform dewatering of the pulp.

Inlet N

A modified type of inlet device designed to work with pulp consistencies of up to 6%.

Oil Lubrication TRP

External unit for circulating the lubrication oil on all TwinRoll presses with oil-lubricated roll bearings.


Process and automation upgrades For Washing - Screw press

Double Helix Screw Shaft

Valmet can convert existing screw press shafts to double helix design saving time and money.

High Efficiency Inlet Chamber

The new inlet chamber increases the surface of the inlet screen plate from 180 degrees to approximately 240 degrees.

Axial Dewatering

Installing an axial screen plate in the screw press inlet increases the dewatering area.

Split Sectional Screen Basket

Replaceable screen plates simplifies maintenance and offers great flexibility in the choice of screen plates.


Process and automation upgrades For Screening and fractionation

StockBoost for screening

A combination of know-how, services and products.


Process and automation upgrades For Steam separation

Steam Separator PF

A combined mechanical steam separator and refiner feeder.

Steam Separator PS

Mechanical steam separator with possibility to add several blow lines.