High-yield, low-cost qualitative rebuilds and upgrades can help you stay competitive, achieve environmental goals, and increase the service life of your recovery boiler and evaporation plants by costs far below those of new construction.
Process upgrades are small or mid-size investments that opens up production bottlenecks or extends the original process design limitations. Typical process upgrade building blocks are design engineering, new components, new machine and process controls and efficient commissioning and start-up services.
Valmet's goal is to maintain the competitiveness of our customers' core processes and to develop them throughout their lifecycles. Valmet provides energy producers with a wide range of solutions for upgrading and enhancing processes and machinery. The scope is always based on each customer’s specific needs and tailored solutions to maximize the performance of different processes.
Valmet's expertise and experience is incorporated in all our products, giving us unparalleled insight into all aspects of upgrading processes and machinery. We are committed to continuously researching and developing new technologies, materials and designs to enhance the performance of existing equipment and processes.
We support you with process and equipment upgrades to your CFB and BFB boilers to:
We have all the necessary know-how, based on experience and resources, to manage complete projects and provide you with expert assistance, within the shortest possible time frame
More than 200
upgrades delivered for power and recovery boilers worldwide
Another possibility to meet new requirements is to convert an old boiler to fluidized bed technology. A customized rebuild can often increase the service life of a recovery boiler, an evaporation plant, or a power boiler by ten to 15 years, at costs far below those of new construction.
The main incentives for converting a boiler (CFB or BFB) is fuel flexibility, the possibilities to switch to biomass firing and fulfill stricter emission limits. By converting an old boiler, the investment cost will be far lower, with a faster delivery schedule (about half the delivery time for a new boiler), and easier building permit.
Valmet offers evaporator technology that provides maximum availability and productivity, minimized operation and maintenance costs - all while complying with strict environmental standards.
• Increased evaporation capacity
• Increased dry solids capability
• Improved operation
• Optimized steam economy
• Improved condensate quality