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Pressure Power Pump Installations Promote Low Cost and Line Efficiency

Smurfit-MBI in New Westminster British Columbia has been producing quality containerboard for over 50 years for a variety of nationally well-known retailing customers. A project to increase the width of the double facer table to produce more containerboard resulted in a call to Andrew Reynolds.

The old cascading system would occasionally result in lower line speeds when running double walled board. Increasing the deck width raised a concern that line speeds may drop even more due to the temperature required to cure the board. After reviewing the project, a proposal was made to Ed Baarscheers, the Chief Engineer and Project Manager.

Individually control the steam to each of the three hot deck sections to maintain temperature by using a combination of salvage steam from the double backer and line steam from the boiler. Additionally, to maintain the required temperature, the individually controlled sections needed the condensate to be removed as soon as if formed. Pressure powered pumps on each plate section insured condensate was removed immediately, regardless of the upstream steam pressure.

The results were reduced costs, improved quality, improved line speeds, and a system that is flexible to the meet the production requirements for all of Smurfit-MBI’s customers.

Mr. Baarscheers reports, “We are pleased with the system. It has performed as we hoped for and anticipated.”

 

Did You Know?
Install Removable Insulation on Valves and Fittings

During maintenance, the insulation that covers pipes, valves, and fittings is often damaged or removed and not replaced. Valves and fittings that are not insulated can be large sources of heat loss. Removable and reusable insulating pads are available to cover almost any surface. The pads are made of a non-combustible inside cover, insulation material, and a non-combustible outside cover that resists tears and abrasion and are oil resistant.

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Andrew worked with me on a turnkey hot water tank replacement managing the contractor in the demolition and installation of a new instantaneous hot water heater. The project proceeded smoothly and the system worked as promised. It has been in operation for a number of years now with no complaints. Andrew has the products and knowledge I know I can trust.