Pulp mill process and production optimization

Analyze and study the pulp production line to improve productivity, optimize performance and reduce costs

Pulp mill process and production optimization

Study production line’s current condition, performance and improvement potential by performance monitoring, data analysis, trials and e.g. process stability studies and audits of the wood handling, cooking, fiberline, pulp drying and baling equipment, white liquor and evaporation plant, recovery boiler, lime kiln etc.

Process and production optimization can help you in the following ways:

  • Reduced energy and raw material costs
  • Reduce process variability
  • Optimized quality and production
  • Improved environmental performance


Expertise to support in optimizing the performance

On-site or remote support and guidance given by our experts to support the operations team in production development and/or equipment process tuning during operations. Experts also support in optimizing the performance and life time, related problems of fabrics, rolls equipment and parts.

global expertise network with vast database of benchmarked information for high-technology equipment and processes. Thorough analyzes of the current condition of processes and machinery can improve runnability, efficiency, production quality and reduce operating costs.

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Questions about your production line’s performance and improvement potential?

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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 can 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 consumption, efficiency and runnability, as well as identifying bottlenecks, stability 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.

We offer process support and optimization such as studies and audits, competence development, environmental services, advanced process controls and performance agreements for maximized process performance.

As a pulp producer you might 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. Our goal is to support your competitiveness and to provide support throughout the lifecycle, 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 your specific needs.

Process and optimizations services

  • 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

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