In order to place our customer in best product and or to optimize the energy usage and product development, we perform basic process audits around the refining and screening system.
In many instances, we have been able to recommend small changes that have resulted in large $$ savings for our customers.
Disc Thickeners and Save-alls are one of the most neglected pieces of equipment in a pulp mill and a paper mill. Although they are a crucial piece of equipment, most mills do not put the maintenance and optimization efforts into them until there is a problem.
There are three main reasons for this:
There are too many other issues to deal with in a day to day pulp and paper mill environment and less and less people to deal with them.
Disc filters are usually several floors up from the operating floors and tucked away in a corner somewhere. Out of sight and out of mind.
The knowledge of how to operate them efficiently has been lost over time.