Process and production optimization

Valmet provides pulp mills with a wide range of solutions for optimizing and enhancing processes and machinery.

As a combined process technology and automation supplier, Valmet’s offering for process support and optimization include studies and audits, competence development, environmental services, advanced process controls and performance agreements for maximized process performance.

Pulp producers typically need to push production and profitability even further without entering into major investments, as production and quality targets need to be met with lowest possible raw material and energy consumption. Valmet's goal is to maintain our customers' competitiveness and to provide support throughout their lifecycles, such as enhancing the mills' environmental monitoring system for detecting sustainability issues at an early stage. The scope of our optimization services is always tailored and based on each customer’s specific needs.

Benefits of Valmet process support and optimization

  • Reduced energy and raw material costs
  • Reduced process variability
  • Optimized quality and production
  • No need for major investments

Studies and audits improve productivity and optimize operating costs

Performed by experts and backed by strong engineering expertise, Valmet offers a full range of in-depth studies and audits for paper and board makers. After conducting process studies and audits for more than 40 years, we have extensive experience from hundreds of mills around the world and a vast database of benchmarked information.

With our global expertise and high-technology equipment, Valmet’s specialists can thoroughly analyze the current condition of customers’ machinery. Our main goal is to improve runnability, efficiency and production quality and reduce operating costs.

Valmet studies and audits

  • provide in-depth knowledge to support investment decision-making
  • offer experts’ analysis on current situation along with detailed recommendations
  • reveal bottlenecks and restrictions in the production line
  • uncover possibilities for improving quality and productivity

Studies provide deep insight for decision-making

When you are planning to reach new levels of productivity or to switch to more demanding grades, in-depth studies reveal the modifications or investments required to reach these goals. Studies consists of a number of tests, theoretical analyses and reviews that can be performed on your entire production line. Analytical findings reveal bottlenecks and support your mill’s decision making in future upgrades, rebuilds and larger investments. Careful studies lead the way to improving overall production line capacity and provide information for further actions.

Audits for performance improvements and troubleshooting

Detailed audits help to reveal the current status of machinery and processes and to determine the maintenance actions required for continuous performance improvements. Audits tackle issues with energy consumptionefficiency and runnability, as well as identifying bottlenecksstability and quality problems, functioning as beneficial troubleshooting tools. Valmet’s audits include a comprehensive list of recommendations for reaching potential operating cost reductions and environmental targets.