Two years ago, Swedish forestry group Södra decided on a major expansion of its pulp mill in Värö, Sweden. The expansion project, estimated to cost approximately Euro 437 million, runs for two years and will be completed during the 3Q 2016, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
In the first phase of the expansion project, Valmet - main supplier of process equipment for the new pulp mill - placed an order for the Intellinova Compact online system.
In Phase II, the system will be expanded to include monitoring of the roller bearings of five low RPM roller presses.
Commenting on these investments, Preventive maintenance manager Stefan Glendell said: ”At Södra Cell Värö, we are convinced that online measurement is an important tool for us in our quest to continuously improve the availability of our process machines. SPM delivers a technology that we believe in. This in combination with good support functions and competitiveness led us to choose SPM as a supplier."
Södra Cell Värö thus has several years of experience with Intellinova Compact and the SPM HD measuring technique which is applied to much of the plant's critical equipment in order to optimize uptime and ensure profitable production. SPM HD has been successfully used on machines with low speed (<15 rpm) for reliable analysis of mechanical condition.
Södra Cell is one of the world's leading paper pulp manufacturers. The group has three pulp mills; Värö, Mönsterås, and Mörrum.
Source : lesprom.com