In October, Johan Holmer (Sales resp. South America) and Andreas Aspell (sales resp. North America) participated in the Black Liquor Recovery Boiler Advisory Committee (BLRBAC) and held a presentation about the current issues of steam sootblowing. There is a clear issue in the industry, half the time and steam for sootblowing is wasted. This has become the mantra of Heat Management’s goal to making our solution to the problem “industry-standard”.
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Recovery boilers are the very heart of pulp and paper mills. Johan explains how wasting its resources is an old way of doing things, we are stuck in our old ways of operating the recovery boiler, which prevents us from streamlining the production and lowering our emissions. 90% of the cleaning effect happens on the first stroke of the lance, therefore it does not make sense to blow as much steam on the 10% that remains.
This is where the brilliant fouling management system from Heat Management comes in. By reducing unnecessary sootblowing with High Impact Sootblowing System (HISSTM), recovery boilers can operate with greater efficiency and uptime, which in turn increases productivity and enables reduced maintenance costs. This helps the mill reach the BLRBAC availability goals.
Furthermore, Johan explains that HISSTM also allows the user to clean twice as much depending on the mill’s goal of the implementation.
What is this solution all about?
We provide advanced automation, different for each customer so we ensure that the programming is right and working for them. Doing this also allows us to analyse sootblowing data in real time. By doing this we can identify sootblowing patterns, by adjusting the timing and frequency of sootblowing cycles based on conditions within the boiler. The system ensures efficiency.
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Johan continues the presentation by stating that the environmental aspect of HISSTM is significant. By saving 10kpph of steam and reducing water consumption correspondingly, we can reduce their environmental footprint. The energy savings from sootblowing less translates into reduced fuel consumption, thus lowering emissions. All in all, contributing to the mills work of keeping up with compliance and environmental regulations.
The reduction in maintenance and fuel cost along with an increase in productivity improves pulp mills bottom line. Johan ends the presentation with references and Heat Management being mentioned in sustainability reports, Heinzel Pöls in 2021 being one of them.
Whether the pulp mills need to reduce their steam consumption or increase their production, HISS is the solution for them. Advanced automation lays the foundation for a tailored solution for each customer, ensuring customer satisfaction.
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